Last week i was wandering American Pop!, and came across one of my favorite things, a tub o' LJN WWF (in)action figures. Definitely not mint-on-card, rubbed and roughed up, magic markered, some with digits chewed off by animal or infant... just the way i like 'em! The person selling them in this fabulous resale and consignment shop didn't know from 80's wrestling icons, so they were tagged with descriptions like "beat up grandpa" or "big daddy". The tags were funnier than that, and i should have purchased at least one i don't have and saved the tag. But i digress... these toys are made of win, even though they have zero articulation and half the wrestlers are sadly forgotten or unknown by today's fans. They might only have one pose, but pack a wallop when pitched at another toy or playmate.
Today on Wil Wheaton's blog, he shares this wonderful WWF Superstars Quiz, where you can try to identify the wrestler from hefty 8 inch solid rubber doppelganger. i got 13 out of 14, because i couldn't for the life of me remember Ted Arcidi... which doesn't fully explain why i didn't exploit the ease of multiple choice.
Here is a nice appreciation of the LJN WWF series.