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1990 - 1994 Wrestling Action Figure Retrospective Book

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Like most men in their 30s, 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.

Design Drawings
Design Drawings

 A Full List Of Backer Rewards...

  • Signed Book
  • Early Bird Signed & Numbered Book
  • eBook
  • Exclusive Pin (brosPins)
  • Exclusive Print (Action Figure Price Guide)
  • Price Guide Access (Action Figure Price Guide)
  • Custom Real Belt (Belts By Dan)
  • Custom 2up Replica Kamala (2UpCustoms)
  • Exclusive Artwork Poster 
  • Custom Action Figure In Your Likeness
  • Your Story In The Book
  • Authors Scrapbook
  • A3 Drawing Design Art Print
Book! - Original Sketches Owned By Jimmy
Book! - Original Sketches Owned By Jimmy
 
Rough Design Draft - Credit @HasbroRetro, Jason Wulf, @HasbroWWFan & Kevin Iddon
Rough Design Draft - Credit @HasbroRetro, Jason Wulf, @HasbroWWFan & Kevin Iddon

We've set up a very modest target of £7,000 to get this project off the ground. The first book is almost 60 percent complete and has brought together the entire wrestling figure collecting community.

The Book - Artwork Subject To Change
The Book - Artwork Subject To Change

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.

Tatanka MOC - Credit @HasbroWWFan
Tatanka MOC - Credit @HasbroWWFan

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.

Bushwhacker Luke Design Sketch By Dan Price - Original Artwork Owned By Jimmy
Bushwhacker Luke Design Sketch By Dan Price - Original Artwork Owned By Jimmy

What we hope to achieve is producing THE definitive book and resource on the action figures from this period. This is where you come in.

By backing this project, you'll be helping the dreams of a whole group of people come true. You'll be playing a massive part in the project and you'll be immortalised in the book with your name added. Of course, you'll also get the cool items that you've selected when backing, including some unique collectables.  

Unproduced Orange Series Heads
Unproduced Orange Series Heads

Nothing on this journey is cheap. The books are A4 full-colour, approximately 300 pages. These high-quality books will sit perfectly on your shelf with your other collectable books. They're being specially printed in the UK and shipped worldwide. The cost of the book is just enough to cover the printing, shipping, production, etc. Each reward comes with its own costs.

As with all wrestling events - the images and artwork are subject to change, as is the content and sections. 

Risks and challenges

We've made some great contacts within the figure community and with former employees of Hasbro. The only real risk to the project is not reaching the funding we need to get the book to print.

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    1990-1994 Figure E-Book

    Receive an e-book version of the figure retrospective, nice and simple.

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    • 1990-1994 Wrestling Figure E-Book
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    Early Bird Figure Book

    Be one of the first to get the book. Each book will be hand numbered and be within the first 50 to go out. They will also come signed by the author. Your name will be featured in the Thank You section. No frills, just the book.

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    1990-1994 Wrestling Figure Book

    Once the early bird incentive sells out, the book reverts to full price. The book comes signed and with an exclusive BrosPins pin.

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    • Signed 1990-1994 Wrestling Figure Book
    • Exclusive BrosPins Pin
    • Exclusive Figure Print
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    Limited Edition Poster Bundle

    All the above but also comes with a limited edition poster.

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    • Limited Edition Poster
    • Signed 1990-1994 Wrestling Figure Book
    • Exclusive BrosPins Pin
    • 1990-1994 Wrestling Figure Price Guide
    • Exclusive Figure Print
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    Limited Edition Number Sketch

    Get the signed book, the exclusive pin, and 1 of 50 exclusive reproductions of the original hand-drawn design sketches. These are on A3 art paper and come numbered. Ideal for framing and adding to your collection.

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    • Signed 1990-1994 Wrestling Figure Book
    • Exclusive BrosPins Pin
    • Replica Of Hand Drawn Figure Sketch Poster
    • 1990-1994 Wrestling Figure Price Guide
    • Exclusive Figure Print
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    Your Story In The Book

    Get the signed book, the exclusive pin, the guide AND your own story in the book. You also get an additional writer's credit in the book. You have the choice of a story or write a figure review

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    • Your story in the book
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    2UP Collection

    Exclusive custom 2UP Kamala Moon Belly replica as made by the worlds premier 2UP custom maker. This bundle also comes with the Book, the pin and the guide.

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    • Signed 1990-1994 Wrestling Figure Book
    • Exclusive BrosPins Pin
    • Kamala Moon Belly 2UP Custom
    • 1990-1994 Wrestling Figure Price Guide
    • Exclusive Figure Print
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    Custom Wrestling Figure Bundle

    Immortalise yourself in the world of WWF Hasbro figures with your very own custom figure produced by one of the best in the world. You get all the above and your name in an exclusive Thank You section.

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    • Custom Hasbro Of Your Choice
    • Signed 1990-1994 Wrestling Figure Book
    • Exclusive BrosPins Pin
    • Limited Edition Poster
    • Your story in the book
    • 1990-1994 Wrestling Figure Price Guide
    • Exclusive Figure Print
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    Figure Champion Collector

    The ultimate reward. Exclusive limited edition wrestling belt made by the guys who make real federation belts. Choice of 4 belts - first come first serve - World, IC and Tag (x2) All the below and credit in the book as world/IC/Tag champion! We'll even include your photo.

    Includes:
    • Official World Collector Championship Belt
    • Custom Hasbro Of Your Choice
    • Exclusive BrosPins Pin
    • Signed 1990-1994 Wrestling Figure Book
    • 1990-1994 Wrestling Figure E-Book
    • Limited Edition Poster
    • Replica Of Hand Drawn Figure Sketch Poster
    • Your story in the book
    • Limited Edition Writers Notebook
    • 1990-1994 Wrestling Figure Price Guide
    • Kamala Moon Belly 2UP Custom
    • Exclusive Figure Print
    • World, IC, 2xtag, Replica Figure Belts
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