Just a friendly reminder that the pre-order for the SDCC 2019 Exclusive WWE Elite Collection Macho Man Randy Savage Slim Jim Commercial Action Figure is live today at 9 AM PST over at Entertainment Earth.
Don’t worry, we did the work. 9 AM PST is:
- 10 AM Mountain
- 11 AM Central
- 12 PM Eastern
Need a little more convincing? Here’s the gallery from last week’s announcement:
Want to nerd out even more on this figure? Here’s an Entertainment Earth exclusive interview with the Mattel WWE Elite Action Figure Senior Designer, Bill Miekina.
Here are some excerpts I personally found interesting:
When we create any WWE San Diego Comic-Con item, we want to make a product that’s special and completely unexpected – a little outside anything you’d see in our main product line, but that also makes perfect sense in the context of all our WWE offerings. We also take the broader pop culture picture into account. We want anyone at the Con, whether they’re a casual fan or a hard-core pop culture devotee, to recognize the exclusive item as a “must have.” And this year’s exclusive really delivers on that front.
It turns out ConAgra Brands actually has the costume’s original jacket in their office, mounted in a frame. They offered to send it to us for reference, but we ultimately declined. What we needed most was reference was the jacket’s back, but to get at it, we would have had to remove the jacket from the frame, and that would have felt like desecrating a work of art!
I chose the [pant deco scheme] with red tights and yellow fringe, as opposed to black tights and yellow fringe, because we’d used that color pattern on a previous figure. So if you choose to display the figure without its jacket, it’s an all-new deco.
[T]he Slim Jim logo on the package and accessories that fit into Macho Man’s hands are based on the 1991 to 1993 logo style, not the updated logo in use today.
Our packaging team is the best in the business. They went above and beyond to create a package which resembles an actual Slim Jim retail display box, complete with perforated pull tab for fans to “snap into!”Bill Miekina