Jakks Pacific, as a national toy force, was pretty much put on the map by their decision to license WWF action figures in the mid-1990s. The WWE line ran until this January. Jakks now produces UFC action figures with TNA and NWA Legends action figures lines set to bow later this year.
Prior to forming Jakks, Friedman also founded LJN, which produced the original WWF action figure line in the 1980s - the "rubber" action figures during the company's original national expansion.
In 1984, LJN and McMahon's Titan Sports Inc. unveiled the first line of WWF action figures, gearing up for the debut of Hulk Hogan’s Rock N’ Wrestling on Saturday morning the following year. Plastic grapplers like Mr. Fuji, Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik may not have had the joints and poseability of a G.I. Joe, but that didn’t stop kids from staging mock bouts in bedrooms and backyards around the country. Nothing made a kid feel more powerful than knowing he could waylay Andre the Giant with an atomic elbow drop, even if this particular Andre was only 4½ inches tall.
Several sizes of WWF Action Figures were produced over the years, and the lineup of wrestlers changed continually. JYD, Hacksaw Jim Duggan and the others gave way to newer stars like Jake “The Snake” Roberts, The Ultimate Warrior and Yokozuna. WWF merchandise also spread beyond the plastic action figures to play wrestling rings, thumb-wrestlers, soft “Wrestling Buddies” and even albums, movies and more.
Jakks Pacific | WWF/WWE | Action Figures
WWF Figures Series 10 Case
WWF Figures Series 10 Case Description:
Sunday Night Heat WWF Action Figures Series 10! Each WWF figure is a 6 1/2 inch Tron Ready / Real Scan figure with accessories. This case of 12 individually packaged figures includes: 2x The One Billy Gunn, 2x Stone Cold Steve Austin, 2x Triple H, 2x Kane, 2x Rikishi, 2x Matt Hardy. (Subject to change.)