YOU MAY WANT TO READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE, THERE WILL BE LOTS OF USEFULL TIPS TO HELP YOU IN
YOUR COLLECTING. SUCH AS TIPS ON HOW TO NOT GET SCAMMED, TIPS ON OVER PAYING, TIPS ON POSTAGE, ECT...
IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS/IDEAS TO HELP FELLOW COLLECTORS TRADE SAFER, SAVE MONEY, OR ANYTHING ELSE
HELPFULL, E-MAIL ME AND I'LL ADD IT TO THIS PAGE.
SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO MY BUDDY MARKY. WITH OUT HIM, THIS PAGE WOULDN"T BE POSSIBLE.
This page is where I'll tell you what I've seen, learned, or thought about
new and old figures. These are only MY THOUGHTS.
HERES SOME EXITING NEWS FOR OUR UK VISITORS...
JAKKS HAVE STARTED SHIPPING TO THE UK STORES!!, FIRST TO
GET THEM ARE "THE ENTERTAINER" TOY STORES,OTHERS LIKE T-R-US
ARE SOON TO FOLLOW, SO FAR "THE ENTERTAINER" ARE STOCKING
SLAMMERS#1 AND STOMP#1.....
WHATS NEW - MORE TO COME, SO CHECK BACK WHEN EVER YOU CAN
OR WHEN SOMETHING NEW IS RELEASED.<> This section is on hold due
to so much being released all at once. We'll be back when possible, but
for now please scroll down to the next section you wish to read.
The wrestlemania figures are out, heres the run down.
HBK-white trunks w/DX vest. Looks better than the first 2, but
still the same mold. Has cool looking tatoo
SCSA-has SCU tee, and acid look jeans like godwins from the SGSN
HHH-vest w/HHH, new pants.
Rocky-Tatoo and pants??? Not jeans, still has back of thighs bare.
Cool look, but not accurate to anything I've ever seen the rock wear.
Mosh and Thrasher-almoust the same as the tag team series except n
ew boxer shorts, mosh has sleves, and back of sthirt says "real men
Over all, some nice looking figures, but all old molds again. HBK
and SCSA seem to be flying off the shelfs. I've seen this assortment
at around 8 stores, but only seen one SCSA and 3 HBK. I mush have been there
just after they stocked. Watch for the WM 4 pack. It is out, but
sure if the figures are the same as the single cards. If your a collector who gets one of every figure, you may want to wait for the 4 pack to avoid
buying 3 figures to get one new one. Like the SS 4 pack with the Green Warrior, you had to pay for 4 to get the green warrior.
SHOTGUN SATURDAY NIGHT
All old moulds, but some new paint jobs.
Undertaker, same as belt pack and best of, comes with shovel and toumbstone which are same as from burried alive pack.
Rocky Maivia, same as belt pack, but no nech wreath. comes with a ladder which is the same as from the kings pack, but has a Raw is War sticker.
Herny & Phineas Godwin, new paint for the godwin boys they now have rebel flag shirts, stone/acid washed overall's, with a tiny rebel flag on their knee. both have chairs, henry has a war zone chair and slop bucket, pig has a raw is war chair and horseshoe chain.
LOD, Black shoulder pads, new spike design on their pants, and they now have arms same the Executioner. Animal has bule Royal rumble chair, and executioners ax, Hawk has stomp Amhed's log and stomp Undertakers double bladed ax.
Savio Vega, new paint, white shirt and blue bandana on head. has Phineas's chain and stomp Amhed's chainsaw.
SCSA, Black Austin 3:16 tee and black jeans, yet another goatee color, I guess they can't make upthere mind what color his beard is, this time very dark brown, almoust black. comes with silver ladder with Wrestlemaina sticker.
The Good/Bad/Ugly. The ladders and chairs are great, watch for peeling stickers, I've seen some on the shelf in perfect packages that have the stickers nearly off and curled up. the way they did metal accessories like Henrys buckes and Phineaa's and savio's chain, they look really great, they have a bronzed rustic look that makes them look like real metal. The accessories could be a little more even, like even hawk and animal, animal gets a great ax and a chair, hawk gets a OK ax, and a crappy log, I'd choose the chair over the log every time. Over all, a good line for a bunch of re-paints.
King of the Ring mini ring.
A good set of 6 new figures, Pillman, Mosh, Thrasher, Savio, Sunny, and Rocky, all look pretty good in detail and likeness for mini figures. Do we really need a fourth mini ring. If Jakks is going to keep making mini figures, they should make figure sets, and figure with ring sets.
WWF Justoys bendums has released at least 3 new ring/figure combos, both the ring and the figures
are all re-releases, the only thing new is the package that looks like the old ring box, but has a
window with 2 figures, HBK/Undertaker #2 or HHH/SCSA or Vader/Goldust. Same old crap, new package, what
do they think we are, starwars collectors. LOL...
The new 2 Tuff figures are out, as well as Shotgun Saturday night figures.
the 2 Tuff figures are pretty good, Chyna and HHH are good, but why don't Chyna's legs move,
and do we really need another HHH figure that's the same, at least Goldust has a new look. Marlena looks
great, but I like my women with legs. DOA are great. Truth Commission, not bad, but Rekon is a bad likeness,
and why is Interogator shorter than Marlena? Jakks really needs to get into making the figures to scale.
For instance, most of the figures are about 6 inches tall, most wrestlers are about 6 feet tall,
so why not make the figures their actual height? If a wrestler is 6ft 5in, make him 6 1/2 inches. Kurgon,
cain, and others could be 7in. You get the idea. To me, making Marlena taller than Kurgon is
the same as making Taka with a bigger waist than Yoko.
VARATION ALERT.......Most every one knows that The Jakks Vince McMahon figures have a grey tint on there hair,
but the later released ones have no grey. Heres another one, the SCSA in the Kings Of the Iron Rungs has 2 very
different colors of his beard, the first ones released had brown, but the later ones have orange.
MY FAVORITE FIGURES
There aren't to many figures that you still love as much the day you got them a year later. But here are some
of my all time favorites in no particular order.
the entire AWA line.
El Gigante (galoob)
Lex Lugar in robe (galoob)
Papa shango (hasbro)
SCSA in jeans & tee(Jakks)
Razor/Diesel tie (Jakks)
Harley Race (LJN)
14in Undertaker (Playmates)
Dustin Rhodes (Galoob)
The Ref (Jakks)
Honkey Tonk Man (LJN & Hasbro)
Sting Pre ring (galoob)
It would be real nice if I could just say, "never send first", but some one has
to sent first, heres some tips that may help you if a deal sounds funny.
Same day sending is NOT safe, it is only safe if the other guy is going to send,
it is no safer than sending first. If he's a scammer, then he's going to lie about
same day sending.
Demand proof. Lots of times we are willing to go out on a limb to get that figure that
no one else has from that lost series, if no one else has it, mabey its because it doesn't exist,
or mabey its really rare, but if your not positive the guy has it, demand proof. Ask for a pic, if he
doesn't have a scanner, use a camera and snail mail. If he's not willing to use his camera,
send him a disposable camera, its usually cheaper to loose a $5 camera, than to send out hundreds
Check him out. References are good, but are to easy to fake, any one can get 10 fake accounts.
Get his/her home phone. If no ones heard of this person or there references, why not. As many of
us wrestling collectors as there are, were still in a pretty small circle. Do your homework on every
trade. Always remember, if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.
Get a shipping recipt, or send a registered letter, theres many ways to make them sign for your money/package.
If your still unsure, but still need to pursue that item, try this send the person money for the COD charges,
plus a large, CLEAR container to ship it in. This will cost you a few extra bucks, but if the value of the item
is really high, it may be worth the extra few bucks to be sure you don't loose hundreds.
OVER PAYING (MORE COMMING SOON)
Just one thing to get off my chest for now, stop paying handleing charges. Handleing charges or overcharging
for shipping is totally bogus. Any post office in the US will ship anywhere else in the US for only $3.00, that is
for priority mail which also is 2-4 days, FREE boxes to ship. UP to 4 pounds. If the box is really heavy, like 4 LJN's,
it may cost $4 and up, but I'm tired of us getting ripped off. Next time someone tries to charge you $5 S&H on a hasbro,
ask what the handleing charge goes for, I haven't gotten a good answer yet. Its a way to make a extra buck at your expence.
Try these suggestions for cheap shipping,
Boxes, free at PO with priority mail. Also free at and grocery store.
Bubble paper, pretty, but a .25 cent newspaper will work just as good and cover about 10 packages.
Tape, also free with priority mail. They give you rolls if you ask.
About all thats left is for them to charge you for there time that it takes to drive to the PO and ask you to chip in for gas.
REMEMBER, IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD, DROP ME A LINE.