Friday, May 3, 2013

Nostalgia Spotlight - WWF and The Ultimate Warrior!

My days as a wrestling fan were brief when I consider how long I've loved Super Heroes and Star Wars. In spite of that fact, there was a time in my life where I couldn't get enough of the WWF (yes WWF not WWE). I would say my wrestling fandom began around 1990 and lasted for about 3 years.

My brother an I dumped loads of quarters into the WWF arcade machine. This little corner store across from our elementary school sold candy and had this machine. So awesome!

We had loads of fun completing our set of WWF Classics trading cards!

Unwrapping this on Christmas morning easily makes my list of top 5 gifts from Santa!

Yes, it's true, there was a time when I couldn't get enough wrestling. As a kid, with so many great personalities, it was easy to love.

The reason I felt inspired to blog about my brief love affair with wrestling has to do with this toy....
I had this figure as a kid. Unfortunately mine (the one I owned many years ago) was lost when my family moved to Florida (one of many moves). I have to thank Brian from Cool and Collected for hooking me up this one. I'm thrilled to have it again. He has been given a fitting place in the man cave!

"My new digs....not bad..." - Ultimate Warrior

So that's it for this quick walk down memory lane. Thanks again Brian for helping me add a favorite toy chock full of nostalgia!


  1. Man Rich, I had so many of those Hasbro wrestlers...I had that Warrior and one in white trunks that had spring loaded arms for like a press slam, or something. I had two Hogans, Macho Man, Big Boss Man, Andre the Giant, Jake the Snake, two different Million Dollar Mans. I loved those things. Cool post.

    1. Yup, I had loads of em too. I'm actually hoping to score that other ultimte warrior you mentioned with the body slam motion. I'm being a bit particular tho and waiting until I can find one tht doesn't have the paint worn off his nose. Lol.

  2. It's kind of a shame that Warrior is such a turd these days, but the Ultimate Warrior was so awesome back in the day. People just look at the old stuff and laugh at these days, but back then, man, it just worked.