WWE collectors: you are needed. Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter is a book that aims to be the ultimate resource of information on the classic Hasbro wrestling figures. These classic figures, made in multiple poses and featuring battle actions, are some of the most-beloved and collectible figures based on wrestlers you can get. I have personally been collecting them since I was a wee-little lad consumed with Macho Madness. I have been waiting years for something like this to be made. Check out some photos from the book and the projects page down below:
I grew up with the wonderful world of the WWF. Back when everyone was a superstar and became names you’d remember almost 30 years later. Most of these heroic superstars were immortalised, forever, in wrestling figure form.
We’re embarking on the start of an amazing journey that we hope will see a whole series of these special edition action figure books produced.
The first book is almost 60 percent complete and has brought together the entire wrestling figure collecting community.
We didn’t want to do a run-of-the-mill guide. We thought bigger! Let’s track down the men who designed the figures and let’s find their real story. Let’s track down the wrestlers the figures are based on and find out their thoughts. Let’s track down the people that have been collecting these figures and all the hidden gems that come with them.
The reaction we’ve received from superstars from this era, and the superstars today, has been amazing, in addition to celebrity endorsements from both sides of the pond. We’ve drafted in a professional editor, writers for NBC and other TV networks, world-renowned graphic artists and designers, and more. We believe we have built the best possible team for this project.
When possible, the original artwork for the designs, prototypes images, and rare one-of-a-kind collectables will be documented in this book! We don’t have access to everything that has ever been released but we’ve documented everything we’ve had information on.
What we hope to achieve is producing THE definitive book and resource on the action figures from this period.
It looks like this book is a dream come true. From concept art for unproduced figures to dedicated pages to each figure, it is hard to imagine this will not in fact be THE book to own on this era of wrestling collecting. Fingers crossed it may include the old ads from magazines and such as well.
If you would like more information, or to contribute yourself, check it out here.