It’s Christmas in July, and the My 1-2-3 Cents Wrestling Figure Drive is starting early this year. There is a collection bin at Castle Perilous in Carbondale, Illinois. You can also purchase wrestling action figures and ship them to me (ask me for my address) or Venmo me, and I’ll do some shopping on your behalf.
I started this collection drive in 2018 thanks to the Major Wrestling Figure Podcast. As a result, we’ve collected hundreds of toys (I didn’t keep a good record). In memory of my mom, who died last month, I hope to collect 300 action figures this year, a record for this effort.
By the way, next week is #AskMy123Cents, so send me your questions today!
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When I was in 6th grade WWF and LJN released the first series of wrestling action figures (although everyone I knew called them dolls) in 1985. I instantly became obsessed and collected Hulk Hogan, “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka, Andre the Giant, Big John Studd and the Iron Sheik in quick fashion.
Years later, although much too old to play with the figures, I collected the Hasbro and Jakks Pacific brands. Then my son started collecting wrestling figures (he has since stopped though).
But I’ve always been fascinated with the talented people who can make the custom figures. J. Ryan Abney in southeast Missouri is one such artist. You can see his work on his Spooky Customs page. He has an eBay store too, featuring custom figures of the Superstars and Legends you know as well as indy greats. Contact him if you’d like to have your own creation made.