Saturday, February 9, 2013

FreebirdSTF's Wrestling Figure Wish List

I have already done this feature before, but I think it is time to revisit it.  This is especially true because I just found out that my most desired figure actually made it to the prototype stage, but was never released.  I'm going to do a top five, but it is in no particular order between two and five.  For the purpose of this list I am not taking into account figures made in Japan, etc.  I am only looking at figures that had some sort of legitimate release here in the US by a major toy company recently* (Jakks and Mattel mainly).

The one figure I want to see released more than any other is Magnum TA.  It turns out that Magnum was made as this picture suggests.  Not only was the figure made, it looked incredible.  They completely nailed it and I hope there is some way I can eventually get my hands on one.

Here is the rest of the list in alphabetical order:
  • Larry Zbyszko--"The Living Legend" would be a nice add.  His run as champ in the dying days of the AWA was a lot of fun believe it or not.
  • Nick Bockwinkel--A great champion who almost everyone in the business has a tremendous amount of respect for.  Put an AWA
  • Ole Anderson--Can't have a true Horsemen collection without "The Rock."  Put one of his makeshift shirts in there and this figure would be golden.
  • Stan "The Lariat" Hansen--How could you not want to see "The Bad Man from Borger Texas" get his own figure?  He's got a fat wife and nine kids at home and he's got to feed 'em.
Those are the four figures that come to mind that have really left a hole in my collection.  Bruiser Brody and Harley Race were on that list until Jakks Pacific came along and gave them the Classic SuperStars treatment.  "The Russian Nightmare" Nikita Koloff and "Uncle" Ivan Koloff were another pair that Jakks gave us.  One that I never thought would come off this list was Andy Kaufman, but again we have Jakks to thank for that one.  They even made it a two-pack with Jerry "The King" Lawler.

I say all of this to say, we have been very fortunate as fans of wrestling figures these last few years.

*I had to add recently because I realized that the AWA Remco line had several of these figures, but while really cool they don't really fit what I had in mind with my collection.