Magnum T.A. WWE Action Figure by Mattel

By Karl Stern (@dragonkingkarl, @wiwcool, karl@dragonkingkarl.com)

Yes, this is a modern and currently on the shelves action figure but it's of a throw back pro wrestling star.  Magnum T.A. (Terry Allen) was a major superstar on the rise in the old Jim Crockett Promotions NWA area until a tragic car accident ended his career.  Mattel has FINALLY produced a figure of Magnum T.A. and boy is it a good one.  A really great representation of the master of the belly-to-belly suplex.

 Here is magnum T.A. by mattel.  the north american championship belt is a custom belt i ordered off of ebay.  i think it helps nicely dress out the figure.

Here is magnum T.A. by mattel.  the north american championship belt is a custom belt i ordered off of ebay.  i think it helps nicely dress out the figure.

 Magnum T.A. has a great head and face sculpt and comes with a removeable vest.

Magnum T.A. has a great head and face sculpt and comes with a removeable vest.

 Magnum T.A. with his vest removed.

Magnum T.A. with his vest removed.

 I thought i remembered those boots.  they are the same ones that barry windham from the four horseman set is wearing only in white instead of black.

I thought i remembered those boots.  they are the same ones that barry windham from the four horseman set is wearing only in white instead of black.

 look out behind you magnum - arch rival tully blanchard is sneaking up behind you.  be careful or you might get a stick in your eye.

look out behind you magnum - arch rival tully blanchard is sneaking up behind you.  be careful or you might get a stick in your eye.

 we never got the pay off to this one!  Magnum T.A. verses Ric Flair.  Was magnum T.A. a future NWA World heavyweight champion?  Perhaps.  He was one belly-to-belly suplex away!

we never got the pay off to this one!  Magnum T.A. verses Ric Flair.  Was magnum T.A. a future NWA World heavyweight champion?  Perhaps.  He was one belly-to-belly suplex away!

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