Toy Crazy: The Definitive WWF LJN Checklist

Ultimate Warrior LJN 1989 Toy WWF WWE Action FigureI know we all had toys as a kid that either got destroyed or sold by your parents at a yard sale. Well, a lot of those toys now go for big money on eBay. In particular, the WWF LJN line of toys from the 80’s.

The WWF LJN line had figures of recognizable fame (Hulk Hogan, Andre The Giant, Bret Hart, Macho Man, etc). They made standard 8-inch figures, Bendies, 16-inch figures, thumb wrestlers & even Stretch Armstrong-like toys.

Many collectors like collecting LJNs because there are many variants in the line. Many aren’t widely-considered variants, but just slight production errors. Once LJN went out of business in 1989, Canadian toy company Grand Toys took over production for the last series.

I contacted a few hardcore WWF LJN collectors and spoke to them about variants and decided to make a definitive list for those collecting action figures and the posters that accompany the standard figures (yes, there are even poster variants).

Here is the definitive WWF LJN checklist with all the widely accepted known variants for the standard figures, Bendies, Thumb Wrestlers, 16-inch figures, Stretch wrestlers and Posters.

8″ LJN WRESTLING SUPERSTARS

HULK HOGAN WWF LJN SERIES ONE WWE ACTION FIGURESERIES ONE
– HULK HOGAN w/ TITLE
– ANDRE THE GIANT (LONG HAIR)
– BIG JOHN STUDD
– HILLBILLY JIM
– IRON SHEIK (orange painted designs on pants)
– IRON SHEIK (multi-colored painted designs on pants)
– JIMMY ‘SUPERFLY’ SNUKA
– JUNKYARD DOG w/ GREY CHAINS
– JUNKYARD DOG w/ BLACK CHAINS
– JUNKYARD DOG w/ RED CHAINS
– NIKOLAI VOLKOFF w/ HAT
– ‘ROWDY’ RODDY PIPER w/ KILT (RED BOOTS)
– ‘ROWDY’ RODDY PIPER w/ KILT (DARK RED BOOTS)

ANDRE THE GIANT SERIES TWO WWF LJN ACTION FIGURE TOYSSERIES TWO
– ANDRE THE GIANT (SHORT HAIR)
– BRUTUS ‘THE BARBER’ BEEFCAKE
– GEORGE ‘THE ANIMAL’ STEELE
– GREG ‘THE HAMMER’ VALENTINE (YELLOW HAIR)
– GREG ‘THE HAMMER’ VALENTINE (WHITE HAIR)
– GREG ‘THE HAMMER’ VALENTINE (NO BELLY BUTTON)
– KING KONG BUNDY
– ‘MR. WONDERFUL’ PAUL ORNDORFF

SERIES THREE
– BOBBY ‘THE BRAIN’ HEENAN (SCROLLS ON SHIRT)
– BOBBY ‘THE BRAIN’ HEENAN (NO SCROLLS ON SHIRT)
– BRUNO SAMMARTINO
– CAPTAIN LOU ALBANO (RED LABELS ON SHIRT)
– CAPTAIN LOU ALBANO (WHITE LABELS ON SHIRT)
– ‘CLASSY’ FREDDIE BLASSIE w/ CANE
– CORPORAL KIRCHNER (BABYFACE)
LJN MACHO MAN RANDY SAVAGE WRESTLING ACTION FIGURE WWE TOYS– CORPORAL KIRCHNER (STUBBLE)
– CORPORAL KIRCHNER (BEARD)
– DAVEY BOY SMITH
– DYNAMITE KID
– JESSE ‘THE BODY’ VENTURA (BLONDE MUSTACHE – BLONDE HAIR)
– JESSE ‘THE BODY’ VENTURA (RED MUSTACHE – BLONDE HAIR)
– JESSE ‘THE BODY’ VENTURA (BLONDE MUSTACHE – RED HAIR)
– JESSE ‘THE BODY’ VENTURA (RED MUSTACHE – RED HAIR)
– JIMMY HART (NO HEART ON MEGAPHONE)
– JIMMY HART (HEARTS ON MEGAPHONE)
– “MACHO MAN” RANDY SAVAGE
– MAGNIFICENT MURACO (BIG FONT ON SHIRT)
– MAGNIFICENT MURACO (SMALL FONT ON SHIRT)
– MEAN GENE OKERLUND (WWF ON MICROPHONE)
WWF LJN BRET HART HART FOUNDATION WWE WRESTLING TOYS VARIANT– MEAN GENE OKERLUND (NO WWF ON MICROPHONE)
– MR. FUJI w/ CANE
– RICKY ‘THE DRAGON’ STEAMBOAT
– SPECIAL DELIVERY JONES (YELLOW HAWAIIAN SHIRT)
– SPECIAL DELIVERY JONES (RED HAWAIIAN SHIRT)
– TERRY FUNK w/ HAT & BRANDING IRON
– TITO SANTANA (PURPLE TRUNKS)

SERIES FOUR
– ‘ADORABLE ADRIAN ADONIS
– BILLY JACK HAYNES
– B. BRIAN BLAIR (TAN)
– B. BRIAN BLAIR (PALE)
– ‘JUMPING’ JIM BRUNZELL (TAN)
– ‘JUMPING’ JIM BRUNZELL (PALE)
WWF LJN KING HARLEY RACE CROWN WWE ACTION FIGURE TOYS MOC– BRET ‘HITMAN’ HART (PURPLE PANTS)
– BRET ‘HITMAN’ HART (PINK PANTS)
– JIM ‘THE ANVIL’ NEIDHART (PUPLE PANTS)
– JIM ‘THE ANVIL’ NEIDHART (PINK PANTS)
– ‘COWBOY’ BOB ORTON w/ HAT
– MISS ELIZABETH (GOLD SKIRT)
– MISS ELIZABETH (PURPLE SKIRT)
– HERCULES HERNANDEZ
– JAKE ‘THE SNAKE’ ROBERTS w/ DAMIEN
– KEN PATERA
– KAMALA
– KING HARLEY RACE w/ CROWN
– KOKO B. WARE w/ FRANKIE
– OUTBACK JACK w/ HAT
– TED ARCIDI
– VINCE MCMAHON

SERIES FIVE
HULK HOGAN WWF LJN WHITE SHIRT VARIANT WWE ACTION FIGURE– BAM BAM BIGELOW
– DEMOLITION AX
– HACKSAW JIM DUGGAN w/ 2×4
– HONKY TONK MAN w/ GUITAR
– HULK HOGAN (WHITE SHIRT) w/ TITLE
– HULK HOGAN (RED SHIRT) w/ TITLE
– ‘LUCIOUS’ JOHNNY VALIANT
– ONE MAN GANG
– REFEREE (BLUE SHIRT)
– REFEREE (WHITE SHIRT)
– RICK MARTEL (WHITE TRUNKS w/ LIGHTNING BOLTS)
– RICK MARTEL (WHITE TRUNKS w/o LIGHTNING BOLTS)
– TITO SANTANA (WHITE TRUNKS w/ LIGHTNING BOLTS)
– TITO SANTANA (WHITE TRUNKS w/o LIGHTNING BOLTS)
– SLICK w/ HAT
ANDRE THE GIANT BLACK CARD GRAND TOYS WWF LJN ACTION FIGURE TOYS WWE– TED DIBIASE

SERIES SIX (MADE BY GRAND TOYS)
– ANDRE THE GIANT (BLACK STRAP TIGHTS)
– BIG BOSS MAN w/ NIGHTSTICK
– HAKU
– ‘RAVISHING’ RICK RUDE
– ULTIMATE WARRIOR
– WARLORD

MAILAWAY
– SGT SLAUGHTER

TAG TEAMS
– BRITISH BULLDOGS w/ TAG BELTS
– HILLBILLY JIM & HULK HOGAN w/ TAG BELTS
– DREAM TEAM w/ TAG BELTS
– HART FOUNDATION w/ TAG BELTS
– KILLER BEES w/ TAG BELTS
– STRIKE FORCE w/ TAG BELTS
– IRON SHEIK & NIKOLAI VOLKOFF w/ TAG BELTS

MACHO MAN RANDY SAVAGE WWF LJN POSTER WWE TOYS WRESTLINGLJN WRESTLING SUPERSTARS POSTERS
– ANDRE THE GIANT
– BIG JOHN STUDD
– HILLBILLY JIM
– HULK HOGAN (HULKSTER ON HEADBAND)
– HULK HOGAN (NO HULKSTER ON HEADBAND)
– HILLBILLY JIM & HULK HOGAN – TAG TEAM POSTER
– IRON SHEIK
– JIMMY ‘SUPERFLY’ SNUKA
– JUNKYARD DOG
– NIKOLAI VOLKOFF
– IRON SHEIK & NIKOLAI VOLKOFF – TAG TEAM POSTER
– ‘ROWDY’ RODDY PIPER (‘HOT ROD’ ON HIS SHIRT)
– ‘ROWDY’ RODDY PIPER (PANTHER ON HIS SHIRT)
– BRUTUS BEEFCAKE
– GEORGE ‘THE ANIMAL’ STEELE
– GREG ‘THE HAMMER’ VALENTINE
– DREAM TEAM (BEEFCAKE & VALENTINE) – TAG TEAM POSTER
ROWDY RODDY PIPER PANTHER SHIRT VARIANT WWF LJN POSTER WWE– KING KONG BUNDY
– ‘MR. WONDERFUL’ PAUL ORNDORFF
– BOBBY ‘THE BRAIN’ HEENAN
– BRUNO SAMMARTINO
– CAPTAIN LOU ALBANO
– ‘CLASSY’ FREDDIE BLASSIE
– CORPORAL KIRCHNER
– BRITISH BULLDOGS – TAG TEAM POSTER
– JESSE ‘THE BODY’ VENTURA
– JIMMY HART
– “MACHO MAN” RANDY SAVAGE
– MAGNIFICENT MURACO
– MEAN GENE OKERLUND
– MR. FUJI
– RICKY ‘THE DRAGON’ STEAMBOAT
– SPECIAL DELIVERY JONES
– TERRY FUNK
– TITO SANTANA
– ‘ADORABLE ADRIAN ADONIS
BRET HITMAN HART WWF LJN POSTER BRETT HART WWE VARIANT HART FOUNDATION– BILLY JACK HAYNES
– B. BRIAN BLAIR
– ‘JUMPING’ JIM BRUNZELL
– THE KILLER BEES – TAG TEAM POSTER
– BRETT ‘HITMAN’ HART
– JIM ‘THE ANVIL’ NEIDHART
– THE HART FOUNDATION – TAG TEAM POSTER
– ‘COWBOY’ BOB ORTON
– MISS ELIZABETH
– HERCULES HERNANDEZ
– JAKE ‘THE SNAKE’ ROBERTS
– KEN PATERA
– KAMALA
– KING HARLEY RACE
– KOKO B. WARE
– OUTBACK JACK
– TED ARCIDI
– VINCE MCMAHON
– BAM BAM BIGELOW (LIVE ACTION w/ BLACK BACKGROUND)
– DEMOLITION AX (LIVE ACTION w/ BLACK BACKGROUND)
BIG BOSS MAN WWF LJN POSTER WWE GRAND TOYS– HACKSAW JIM DUGGAN (LIVE ACTION w/ BLACK BACKGROUND)
– HONKY TONK MAN (LIVE ACTION w/ BLACK BACKGROUND)
– HULK HOGAN (LIVE ACTION w/ BLACK BACKGROUND)
– ‘LUCIOUS’ JOHNNY VALIANT
– ONE MAN GANG (LIVE ACTION w/ BLACK BACKGROUND)
– WRESTLING MANUEVERS POSTER
– WRESTLING SUPERSTARS CHECKLIST
– RICK MARTEL (LIVE ACTION w/ BLACK BACKGROUND)
– TITO SANTANA (LIVE ACTION w/ BLACK BACKGROUND)
– STRIKE FORCE – TAG TEAM POSTER (LIVE ACTION w/ BLACK BACKGROUND)
– SLICK
– TED DIBIASE (LIVE ACTION w/ BLACK BACKGROUND)
– ANDRE THE GIANT (LIVE ACTION w/ BLACK BACKGROUND)
ANDRE THE GIANT WWF LJN POSTER GRAND TOYS BLACK CARD WWE– BIG BOSS MAN (LIVE ACTION w/ BLACK BACKGROUND)
– HAKU (LIVE ACTION w/ BLACK BACKGROUND)
– ‘RAVISHING’ RICK RUDE (LIVE ACTION w/ BLACK BACKGROUND)
– ULTIMATE WARRIOR (LIVE ACTION w/ BLACK BACKGROUND)
– POWERS OF PAIN (LIVE ACTION w/ BLACK BACKGROUND)

LJN BENDIES
– ANDRE THE GIANT
– BIG JOHN STUDD
– HILLBILLY JIM
– BOBBY HEENAN
– BRUTUS ‘THE BARBER’ BEEFCAKE
– CAPTAIN LOU ALBANO
– CORPORAL KIRCHNER
– GEORGE ‘THE ANIMAL’ STEELE
– HULK HOGAN (RED KNEE PADS- SHOE LACES)
HULK HOGAN LJN BENDIES BLUE KNEE PADS WWF WWE– HULK HOGAN (RED KNEE PADS – NO SHOE LACES)
– HULK HOGAN (BLUE KNEE PADS – NO SHOE LACES)
– IRON SHEIK (SHOE LACES)
– IRON SHEIK (NO SHOE LACES)
– JESSE ‘THE BODY’ VENTURA
– JUNKYARD DOG
– KING KONG BUNDY
– ‘MR. WONDERFUL’ PAUL ORNDORFF (SHOE LACES)
– ‘MR. WONDERFUL’ PAUL ORNDORFF (NO SHOE LACES)
– NIKOLAI VOLKOFF
– ‘MACHO MAN’ RANDY SAVAGE
– RICKY ‘THE DRAGON’ STEAMBOAT
– ‘ROWDY’ RODDY PIPER (DARK RED BOOTS)
– ‘ROWDY’ RODDY PIPER (RED BOOTS)

JAKE THE SNAKE ROBERTS WWF LJN THUMB RARE MOCLJN THUMB WRESTLERS
– HULK HOGAN
– BIG JOHN STUDD
– IRON SHEIK
– KING KONG BUNDY
– NIKOLAI VOLKOFF
– ‘MACHO MAN’ RANDY SAVAGE
– JAKE ‘THE SNAKE’ ROBERTS
– ‘ROWDY RODDY PIPER (RED BOOTS – NON-MOLDED SHIRT)
– ‘ROWDY RODDY PIPER (RED BOOTS – MOLDED SHIRT)
– ‘ROWDY RODDY PIPER (DARK RED BOOTS)
– JUNKYARD DOG
– RICKY ‘THE DRAGON’ STEAMBOAT
– ‘MR. WONDERFUL’ PAUL ORNDORFF

16 INCH HULK HOGAN LJN TOYS16″ LJN WRESTLING SUPERSTARS
– HULK HOGAN w/ TITLE & SHIRT
– ‘ROWDY’ RODDY PIPER w/ KILT, BELT & SHIRT

LJN STRETCH WRESTLERS
– GEORGE ‘THE ANIMAL’ STEELE
– HULK HOGAN
– JUNKYARD DOG
– KING KONG BUNDY
– ‘MR. WONDERFUL’ PAUL ORNDORFF
– ‘MACHO MAN’ RANDY SAVAGE
– RICKY ‘THE DRAGON’ STEAMBOAT
– ‘ROWDY’ RODDY PIPER

 

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