Post by jwswrestlingmem on Feb 24, 2014 0:47:20 GMT -6
One of my favorite lines of all-time. Just in the past few months I've narrowed my loose collection down to needing one figure, the black strap Andre. It's my least favorite of the line with all the inaccuracies, so I'm in no hurry to get it. A local sports dealer that I know decided to sell his loose collection off last year, so I was able to pick up remaining last series that I needed from him for bargain prices. Back upon their original release he took them off the cards and displayed them in his basement, so these were minty mint.
Post by jwswrestlingmem on Mar 8, 2014 12:18:02 GMT -6
His appearance at WrestlePalooza '98 is sad. Just weeks before he died. I fast forwarded to that part as soon as the Network VOD stuff started working properly so that I could finally see it. I swear there is even some residue of the "goods" that he purchased from New Jack that night (according to New Jack...who I won't doubt in this instance).
The first two figures I got was as a Christmas present from an aunt/uncle. It was a tag team box of Sheik & Volkoff (yayyy, with sarcasm). But it still encouraged me to begin collecting, and I did, some 70+ of the figures. They're not exactly mint today, but most of them are still pretty decent. I leave them in a toy chest all to themselves for my kids, but my kids generally just play with the current WWE figures and the retro figures that Jakks releases. They have around 120 retro Jakks figures, so at least they have their era right... I love the old school!
Post by figurecollector on Feb 19, 2016 11:14:59 GMT -6
If you had left the Sheik/Volkoff in the box, they would be a lot more valuable now. But, we never knew to keep them that way. Over the years I have collected them all loose and the variants I consider part of the line along with a few customs. I wish I could afford to collect them MOC, but that would run way more than I can swing or care to swing.