WWE action figures seems like a logical merchandising decision since kids love to have small figures of their wrestling heroes to beat on. Down through the years, there have been WWE action figures that have been cherished and collected by people of all ages. Check out some of the more popular WWE action figures, and old school WWF action figures, to see if you recognize any of the wrestlers’ names, or see your WWE action figures listed.
- Hulk Hogan. The Hulk Hogan action figure was the first WWE action figure to be a top selling toy. Back then it was called the WWF, and the doll was released in 1984 to promote the upcoming Hulk Hogan Saturday morning cartoon. You could not move any of the limbs on this WWE action figure, but it was one of those action figures that everyone had to have.
- “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper was one of those wrestlers that kept bouncing back and forth between being a good guy and a bad guy. In the 1980s, when wrestling really took off, Piper was one of the main attractions. His 1984 WWE action figure came complete with a removable kilt. The Piper action figure had significantly more muscles than the actual wrestler, but no one seemed to really care.
- Andre The Giant. An iconic wrestler needs to have an iconic WWE action figure. The Andre the Giant figure came out with the first run in 1984, and became an instant success. Andre the Giant captured the imagination of children and adults all over the world with his size and strength. It seemed weird to boil the Giant down to an action figure, but it still sold well.
- The Undertaker. Throughout the years, from the 1990s onward, The Undertaker has seen his character change several times. But his popular WWE action figure will always be of the devious funeral director in the wide-brimmed hat and long coat. The Undertaker’s action figure has been a top selling item since it was first released.
- Kane. Few WWE wrestlers have had their character go through as many recognizeable changes as Kane. The character of Kane first appeared as a masked super hero, and then was unmasked to be a hideous creature. The Kane WWE action figures offer many of the different looks of the popular character, and Kane is one of the few wrestlers to have several different versions of his action figure selling at the same time.