Most Valuable Wrestling Toys and Action Figures
Wrestling is still popular, but it might never be as popular as it was in the 1980s and 1990s. Back then, the top wrestlers were world-famous, household names who moved millions of dollars worth of clothes, accessories and toys.
As wrestling’s popularity waned, our nostalgia for back-in-the-day wrasslin’ increased. And so, too, did the prices of wrestling toys from decades ago.
These are the most valuable wrestling toys in the world.
48. Crush Hasbro Green Card
This 1994 WWF Hasbro series has consistently sold for around $190 three times in late 2019.
47. Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase LJN Blue Card
Everybody has a price, including the Million Dollar Man. In MOC action figure form with signature, he can sell for $600. Without the signature, one sold for $255 after a small bidding war in October 2019, and a loose figure with bio card can sell for over $100.
46. Yokozuna Hasbro Series 11
A 1994 Hasbro Yokozuna graded at 90 percent UKG sold for 500 GBP (about $658) in the United Kingdom in January 2020. This seems to be a rarity, though, as green card Yokozunas in worse condition are listed for significantly less, like for $200.
45. Rowdy Roddy Piper LJN Blue Card
The value of an LJN Roddy Piper blue card figure MOC can vary. One has sold for $150, another for $225 and yet another sold for $405. If you have one, hope for a bidding war.
44. Hulk Hogan LJN Blue Card
A blue card LJN Hulkster in primo condition sold for $483 after a 34-bid bidding war in November 2019. Another one sold for less than its $425 asking price two weeks later.
43. Undertaker Hasbro Series 8
The red card Hasbro Undertaker figure (with tombstone tackle!) can sell from around $200 to $700 depending on its condition. One Undertaker graded 85 sold for $711 in the U.K. A signed one sold for $1,000.
42. Galoob WCW Sting
The 1990s’ figure of the Franchise of WCW has a 1990s Galoob toy that’s almost worth flying down from the rafters for. A number of different color variants exist, although they all go for around the same amount. The most expensive one recently sold, a Stinger with pink trunks, went for $295 on eBay.
41. 1-2-3 Kid Hasbro
Before he was X-Pac, Sean Waltman was an average-looking young guy who stunned audiences by beating Razor Ramon. A mint condition figure of him from the rare green card Hasbro series is scarce, with one going for $335 after a 30-bid bidding war in late 2019 and another, signed one sold for $401. Loose figures can sell for over $200.
40. Glow-in-the-Dark Unmatched Fury Undertaker
A rare Undertaker toy, only 100 of these Unmatched Fury variants were made in 2008. A new in box one sold for $360 in October 2019.
39. Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff LJN Tag Team
A rare tag team set, this one is difficult to price due to its lack of recorded sales. One sold for $385 in Canada in November 2019.
38. Harley Race LJN Blue Card
The late wrestling legend Harley Race had a really cool LJN figure from 1985. Depending on the condition, a sealed Harley Race LJN can go for $330, $400 or even $700. His crown comes separately, so it’s difficult to find a loose figure with it. If you have a loose figure with a crown, it can sell for over $100.
37. Bam Bam Bigelow LJN Blue Card
One of the most agile big men in wrestling history, Bam Bam Bigelow’s LJN figure can be had for around $250 to $350.
36. Wrestling Buddies
Wrestling Buddies were plushy little stuffed wrasslers that kids could comfortably use to beat up their siblings. Depending on the condition and wrestler, these Wrestling Buddies can go for a lot of money. Those that are still in box can net around $200, while the most expensive we found — a new in box Ultimate Warrior — sold for $500.
35. Fabulous Freebirds Galoob U.K. Release
This fabulous tag team wrestling set comes with Michael Hayes, Jimmy Garvin and a “sound module” that played grunts, groans and crowd noises. This set was a U.K. only release from Galoob, and has recently sold for $250, $350 and $500.
34. King Harley Race Flashback Series 3
This Walmart exclusive is the most valuable of Mattel’s WWE Flashback Series 3 line. Interestingly, this figure released in 2018 with an $18 price tag; its value has skyrocketed to $450!
33. Andre the Giant Hasbro Series 1
Andre the Giant is one of those rare wrestlers who transcended the squared circle and became a household name. So it’s not too surprising that his figures can sell for a good amount of money. His 1990 MOC Hasbro figure now sells for a low of around $250 to around $400 to $500 or even $960 for one in amazing condition.
32. Brutus ‘The Barber’ Beefcake with Zebra Tights
This 1991 Hasbro variant of Hulk Hogan’s buddy can sell for about $350. But only the one with the zebra stripes. A mint on card (MOC) Beefcake with pink tights sell for less than $40.
31. Hasbro Macho King Series 2 Blue Card
Oooohh yeeeaaa! Macho Man’s series 2 Hasbro figure on a blue card with crown and scepter accessories is one hard-to-find item. We found two in excellent condition on eBay, both in the U.K.— one for sale at $395 and one that sold for $461.
30. Hacksaw Jim Duggan LJN Black Card
This Jim Duggan, armed with his signature 2x4, is a popular toy from the 1989 LJN line. A current listing on eBay is already at $500 after 24 bids (which started at $1). A loose figure with the 2x4 can sell for around $200.
29. Hillbilly Jim and Hulk Hogan LJN Tag Team
This rare tag team set of when Hulk Hogan and Hillbilly Jim briefly teamed up in the ‘80s can sell for a bunch of money. The one we found on eBay was open and had a damaged box, although the figures were never removed from their plastic case. It sold for $500.
28. Sargent Slaughter LJN Mail-Away
This LJN Sargent Slaughter was only available as a mail-away and prices vary greatly. Some figurines go for around $450, but the recent record high seems to be one that was never taken out of its bubble wrap packaging. It sold for $1,504.
27. Hulk Hogan 1993 Hasbro Mail-Away
If you mailed away for this Hasbro Hulkster 26 years ago, you’d only need another $4,400 to buy some authentic ring-worn Hulk Hogan wrestling trunks. Sealed versions of this toy recently sold for $650 and $800 on eBay, while unsealed figures fetch about $500.
26. Brutus ‘The Barber’ Beefcake LJN
This all-rubber figure recently sold for $660 at two different auctions and two different bidding wars.
25. British Bulldogs LJN Tag Team Set
Intact, in-box tag-team sets from the LFN series are very rare. They’re even rarer if they haven’t been opened, which is probably why a sealed British Bulldogs LJN set sold for $1,500 in late 2019.
24. WWF King of the Ring Wrestling Ring
This Hasbro wrestling ring — with its very own world championship belt and spring-loaded ropes — can net a pretty penny if it’s still in the box. An unopened one sold for a “best offer” price, below its $800 asking, while another recently sold for $680.
23. Glow-in-the-Dark Classic Superstars Undertaker
This special glow-in-the dark figure is a Toyfare exclusive, and only 100 were made. They’re hard to find and rarely come to market, but when they do, buying one will be a chokeslam to your wallet. One sold in 2020 for $790 in the U.K.
22. Hulk Hogan LJN Black Card
Whatcha gonna do, brother, when this mint condition LJN black card Hulk Hogan goes wild on your bank account? This toy of the Hulkster with a white Hulkamania shirt is one of the more sought-after items for wrestling figure collectors. This one sold for $1,300 on eBay in September. Another sold for $1,225 around the same time, while yet another sold for only $840.
21. Adrian Adonis LJN Blue Card (Signed)
A regular Adrian Adonis blue card goes for around $150, but an MOC signed one is extremely rare. Adrian Adonis died in 1988 in a traffic accident that also killed several other wrestlers just a few years after this toy hit the shelves. One sold on eBay for $1,000 in late 2019.
20. Andre the Giant LJN Black Card
Two Andre the Giant LJN black cards sold back-to-back in December of 2019. One sold for $910 after just one bid, while someone else scooped one up for $1,725 after six bids. The LJN black card has Andre’s signature black strap gear, and a loose figure can sell for $200-$300 or more.
19. Dusty Rhodes WWF Hasbro
If you’ve fallen on hard times, you can’t afford this Dusty Rhodes action figure from the early 1990s. The polka-dot suited everyman in three-inch form is one of the rarer and sought-after figures from this Hasbro line, with one MOC selling for $1,756 in October 2019. An opened figure still with its box and shell recently sold for $900.
18. WWF Wrestling Ring W/Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan
Two people drove the price of this little blue wrestling ring from $650 to $1,650 during a one-week bidding war in December 2019. It had never been opened.
17. Hart Foundation Wrestling Superstars Tag Team
An ultra-rare two-figure set of the Hart Foundation rarely comes on the market, especially not new in box. Loose figures can be had for $100-$200 for both, while boxed sets have sold for $1,000-$2,000 in the past. It’s likely that they will sell for quite a bit more in the future.
16. LJN Black Card Big Boss Man
Original Big Boss Man figures are pretty dang collectible, and this LJN black card version is the rarest one ever sold on the market. A loose one in OK condition can sell for over $200, while an MOC one sold for $1,200 on eBay in September.
15. Ultimate Warrior LJN Black Card
This 1989 figure is the first Ultimate Warrior figure ever made, which significantly increases the value. A mint version still in its packaging sold for $1,400 on eBay in early 2019. Ten years ago, forum members at WresleFigs.com said $750 was too much for this guy!
14. WWF Hasbro Mail-Away Undertaker
One of the rarest mail-away WWF Hasbro figures is this little 1993 Undertaker action figure with cloth duster. The last ones seen on the market that sold went for $1,450 and $1,400, and they weren’t even in the original packaging (granted, the original packaging is just a little plastic bag).
13. 2006 Jakks Pacific Hulk Hogan Toyfare Exclusive
There were 100 of these Hulk Hogan figures made, and they can command a big price tag. Some reports say that they have sold for up to $5,000 — and they can sometimes be found on eBay at that asking price — but one went for $1,550 in October 2019.
12. Miss Elizabeth LJN Purple Skirt
If you have the LJN purple skirt variant of wrestling manager and Macho Man’s wife, you could trade it in for an actual designer skirt. Miss Elizabeth released with a gold and purple skirt, but the purple is rarer than gold, and they rarely go on the market. In 2014, the people of Wrestlefigs said that one still in its pristine packaging sold for $1,800 on eBay.
But in December 2019, one finally came up for sale. Someone gave themselves a very merry (and very expensive) Christmas — it sold for somewhere around $2,500 (best offer was accepted).
11. WWE Jakks Ultimate Warrior Return
Vince McMahon fired Ultimate Warrior from the WWF in 1996. Two years later, the Warrior showed up at WCW to great fanfare. His WCW run was terrible — he only had three matches — but during those terrible matches, he was wearing new ring gear. And as we’ve seen, wrestling figure collectors and Warrior fans are nuts about everything Warrior.
Only 20 of these limited edition Jakks figures were made; Warrior signed by each of them. One sold for less than its $2,600 asking price in November 2019.
10. Corporal Kirchner LJN
Corporal Kirchner had a relatively brief run in the WWF in the 1980s and is basically unknown today, but his popularity in action figure form endures. When one appeared on the market in late September 2019, it sparked a bidding war. The price skyrocketed from the original asking of $72 to an astounding $2,180 over the course of two weeks. Weirdly, loose figures of him go for around $15.
9. WWE Jakks Limited Edition Marble Ultimate Warrior
There were only 20 of these figures made and each one came signed and with a certificate of authentication. They’re extremely rare, and a new one in box sold for $2,200 in November 2019.
8. Steiner Brothers Tag Team Wrestling Set (UK Release)
What happens when you add Rick and Scott Steiner to the mix? The prices drastic go up. A bidding war for the two most innovative — and completely insane — wrestlers in the business reached $2,225 on eBay after 48 bids in September 2019.
7. Ultimate Warrior USA
In the 2010s, Ultimate Warrior stopped ranting about the liberals (and many others) for a moment and made a few action figures. The rarest was the Ultimate Warrior USA edition. Only five were made and they were all sold on Warrior’s personal website. Apparently, only one is known to exist still in its box and it’s on eBay for $10,000. A loose figure is also up for grabs at $2,500 (plus $100 shipping).
6. Bret Hart LJN Blue Card
A loose Bret “The Hitman” Hart from the LJN series can easily fetch over $100. But if you can find one in mint condition in its original packaging, the value skyrockets. The highest-priced one we could find sold for a heart-attack-inducing $4,500 in November 2019.
5. Macho Man LJN Black Card
The Macho Man LJN Black Card is one of the rarest WWF grails around and hardly ever goes up for auction. It’s so rare that finding a recently sold one is impossible. A forum thread on WrestlingFigs.com has a few users talking about the mythical black card Macho Man, with one person saying they keep $5,000 in their bank account at all times in case an MOC one ever surfaces.
4. Big Boss Man Hasbro 2-Up
2-Up figures are prototype models that are twice the size of the regular toys, allowing toy designers to add more detail before they’re shrunk down. One of the most expensive is the Big Boss Man’s 2-Up, which WWE wrestler and toy nerd Zack Ryder bought for $5,500 in September 2019. It included a certificate of authenticity and was signed by the creator, although it’s missing Big Boss Man’s signature nightstick.
3. Moon Belly Kamala
Price: $10,000 - $20,000
Considered to be the holy grail of all wrestling figures is the 1993 Hasbro Kamala with a yellow moon on his belly. For whatever reason, only 24 of these figures were made before the toymakers switched out the yellow moon for a yellow star, even though the real Kamala sported the yellow moon.
The lowest price this figure has sold for is said to be $3,000, but it’s typically more in the $10,000 range. There was one on eBay for $20,000 — nearly the price of four 18-foot wrestling rings.
2. Ultimate Warrior WWE Defining Moments Unreleased Granite
Fifteen of these figures were made, but they were cancelled before they were officially released. However, they made their way to the secondary market, where a loose granite Warrior goes for about $2,000. Allegedly, only one ever made it into boxed form and it was on eBay for $20,000. The seller says he received the item from a Mattel executive.
It’s difficult to say whether it’s worth $20,000 or not as there’s only one of them and there’s no record of it selling before.
1. Hulk Hogan LJN Prototype
Just because someone puts a price on something doesn’t mean that’s its value. This LJN Hulk Hogan prototype has been on eBay for quite some time at $50,000, but it’s hard to imagine anyone ponying up that much. But hey, people have wasted more money in dumber ways.
Bonus: Hulk Hogan Thunderlips Doll
This satan’s spawn of a doll is based on Hulk Hogan’s appearance in “Rocky III” as the wrestler Thunderlips. He has a cape and a weirdly realistic head, and he sells for around $150 — if it comes with the box. He may or may not wander the house in search of body oil and souls at night.