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Toy Crazy: Mattel’s WWE Elite Series 38

wwe elite series 38 macho man farooq bradshaw daniel bryan roman reigns adam rose wrestling toys 2015I’m a self-confessed vintage toy nerd. I collect vintage wrestling action figures from the 80’s & 90’s. I started purchasing some vintage toys out of nostalgia. Well, WWE and Mattel sucked me into their new stuff. I now buy a few figures a month. You can view photos of my collection on my Instagram account.

Every Elite series released this year has been great. The last dud was Elite series 32, but they made up for it with all the recent releases.¬†Elite 36 and 37 were two of the best series they’ve released period.

The WWE Superstars included in Elite 38 are “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Bradshaw, Farooq, Adam Rose, Daniel Bryan & Roman Reigns.

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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.

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10 Awesome Macho Man Art Prints

I recently bought a couple art prints on Etsy. I bought two prints from artist¬†Rob Osborne, one was of musician (and life role model) Prince and the other was of former pro wrestler Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage. The prints are on high-quality paper and was very pleased with them. They look very nice addition in my office/podcast studio.

I was looking at the items on my wall and I began to wonder if other artists were also inspired by ‘Macho Madness’. It only took a quick Google search to find some gems I would like to share with you and the places where you could buy these prints online.

A few more searches of old school WWE wrestlers were made and Macho Man isn’t the only one whose image has outlived their wrestling career. I will have to write a few posts about those wrestlers in the future, but for now, here are ten awesome Macho Man-inspired art prints. Continue reading