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Attention, geeks: Mattel announces Von Erichs, Randy Savage and Ultimate Warrior for Legends action figures line

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Mattel's new action figure already displays more versatility than the real Warrior.

Dig it!: Savage will be released in his WrestleMania VII gear (retirement match vs. Warrior) as part of the Legends “Defining Moment” series.

Received word from the San Diego Comic-Con that the Von Erichs will finally be getting their own action figures as part of the Mattel Legends line, along with the Rockers, Randy Savage, Mr. PerfectRick Rude, Brian Pillman (Hart Foundation version) and the Ultimate Warrior.

Although I’m far too old and sophisticated to buy such things (coughs), I thought I’d pass on the word to collectors, who have for years been frustrated with previous WWE toymaker Jakks Pacific’s  inability to get a deal done with Savage or the Von Erichs. (Not sure what the problem was with Kevin Von Erich and family, but I do know that for years that Vince McMahon was personally blocking the Macho Man figure. Recently, the heat between the two appears to be fading, as Vince last year allowed a Savage DVD to be produced. Wouldn’t surprise me at all to see Savage in the Hall of Fame in 2011 or 2012. Savage even appeared at Comic-Con via video holding his figure and giving a shout-out to attendees.

Mattel already impressed collectors with their initial Legends line, which included The Road Warriors (NWA gear) and Ricky “the Dragon” Steamboat, another WWE/NWA star that Jakks was unable to sign.

Still, I wouldn’t count on seeing an Owen Hart figure from Mattel any time soon, thanks to Martha Hart.

Sink your Claws into these, marks: Mattel has signed the Von Erichs.

Kim Chee sold separately.

The second wave of Legends figures due out next month includes Rick Rude, Kamala and Terry Funk. The third and fourth waves are as follows:

 WWE Legends 3:

  • The Rock
  • Mr. Perfect
  • Brian Pillman
  • The British Bulldog
  • Vader
  • “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan

WWE Legends 4:

  • The Ultimate Warrior
  • George “The Animal” Steele
  • Paul Orndorff
  • Hillbilly Jim
  • Demolition Ax
  • Demolition Smash
  1. Old School Sammy
    July 24th, 2010 at 06:28 | #1

    I love the Mattel line-been buying em to put away for my 7 year old Son, as well as playing with him and his toys with the WWE ring (Evan Bourne gets thrown around a lot). Problem being is that finding anything new is VERY hard around here, the shelves are normally really empty. Then comes the inevitable problem when you find a cool piece to throw into the archives, and the boy goes “Dad, whatever happened to that toy of the Miz you bought the other day?”

  2. Cal
    August 6th, 2010 at 16:36 | #2

    I love the Legends line. The fact that they signed Macho Man, along with some of the other surprises at SDCC were great.

    I really wish we’d get more Memphis legends though. I’m sure Lawler will happen down the line, and Rock and Roll Express likely will too. But what about The Fabs, Austin Idol, and Bill Dundee? I would love to have their figures on my shelf.

    Oh well, one can hope. and with Jakks and Mattel bother having classic line, I’m sure at least some guys no one expects will be signed. I just hope it’s by Mattel.

  3. August 20th, 2010 at 07:36 | #3

    finally mattel got two of the best ever kerry and kevin von erich . the modern day warrior / texas tornado and the golden warrior but when are they coming out with david and fritz should have had all 4 together

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