With the greatest hits line currently going is there a chance we could see the 'then, now, forever' Macho Man re-released? It's the only depiction of his 1999 - 2000 run and was near impossible for international collectors to get their hands on.
Why has the distribution on the PPV sets (outside of WrestleMania) been so poor?
The vast majority of the country never saw the Royal Rumble or the Survivor Series sets. Targets only recently started putting out the SunmerSlam figures, scatter shot. A lone Rey or Shawn here and there.
I'm still not clear if these are supposed to be retailer exclusives or not. They don't show up on Target.com or Walmart.com either.
Retailers in the US just lean into WM more heavily.
Out of the 4, only Royal Rumble is a shared exclusive between Target and Ringside.
Been thinking an Ultimate USA Warrior would be awesome. Theoretically, if he was on the cards, is the black USA Jacket possible? Or is there copyright concern that would need to be overcome (if possible)?
Thanks for your time.
Not sure if we could use that jacket. If not, maybe a lookalike could work.
With the success of the Retro 4-Packs -- would Mattel considering doing a 4-pack that would have 4 figures from 1 match? Maybe even with the great 1992 Royal Rumble (universally loved) with Flair, Macho with pants, Jake (Heel) and Hogan? Even the Fatal 4-Way from 1997 with Sid, HBK, Bret and Austin.
Sure. We almost did with the first bundle until we had to replace Hulk with Mean Gene.
Low-key concern/question: is this madd 50% sale that Target is running on L17 any reason of concern for the line? It's so odd that not even a week after the stores/website got the set, it's immediately on a clearance-level sale. Back when Target axed the NXT TakeOver Elite line after amazing figs were announced *cough*RoderickStrong*cough*, I've always had a mild worry Target would do it again, in the future, notably now after this wicked L18 lineup was shown. ^^;;;
Thanks for all the banger figs. Keep 'em comin'. =D
Target loves the Legends line plus it netted out in our top 3 lines for WWE in 2022. It’s far from being in any sort of danger in the foreseeable future.
Hey Steve, who are your top 5 favorite wrestlers of all time?
Well of course Superstars like Hulk, Rock, Austin and Savage are at the top of my all time favorites list but instead of naming obvious top guys in the business, I’ll list my top 5 a little more under the radar favorites.
Hurricane Luna Vachon Doink (Matt Borne) La Parka Vader
Hey Steve, can you confirm how often the “best of” line for Ultimates will be released. I purchased both Hitman and HHH for retail (and every other Ultimate), so no real biggy for me, but if they line is going to rehash figures over and over, when there are countless options for repaints, I’ll reconsider my collecting choices going forward (soooo many options out there beyond Mattel).
I get rereleasing figures like HBK/Brock that had lower production runs, but rereleasing regular figures inside of 5 years of their release date takes a bunch of the fun out of it for me.
Cheers and thanks for your time.
It’s not actually a line. They’re just re-releases to satisfy retailer and consumer demands just like Brock and Shawn.