Rolling back the years: Mattel's New WWE Retro line brings nostalgic memories back for fans
In the year 1990 WWE (then WWF) was in dizzying heights of popularity as superstars such as Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage and the Ultimate Warrior packed out arenas and drew in bumper TV audiences.
As with most things to enable fans to emulate the heroes and villains of the ring an action figure line was produced. LJN had previously owned the license but Hasbro picked it up - the rest as they say is history - for the next 4 years the line became a must have with fans of all ages.
Cut forward 23 years to now and the line is still collected by many and considered to be one of the best of all time.
The license for WWE is now owned by Mattel - and after much wishing and wanting it seems the fans have finally got what they want with a whole new line of 'Retro Figures' in a clear nod to the Hasbro era of old.
Mattel have already done a fantastic job of bringing back superstars of yesteryear with their 'Legends' and 'Elite' Lines but it's these new Retro figures which are sure to bring back memories for those old enough to remember the style first time round - and which are likely to be a hit with the new generation of fans too.
At present Series One is starting to appear in stores with a line up of -
Initially in the US only rumours of sightings in the UK are now popping up.
Below are photos of a selection of the above -
Needless to say Mattel have done a great job of recreating the classic feel and with Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kane and The Rock being touted for Series Two you have to imagine that fans of the line will be drawing up a wish list of classic stars they'd love to see made into this retro style.