TeenyMates WWE Series 1 Collector Tin Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to y2jbrak on being the lucky winner of the TeenyMates WWE Series 1 Collector Tin.  Once y2jbrak sends me their mailing address, TeenyMates will ship this tin ASAP.  Thanks!

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TeenyMates WWE Series 1 Collector Tin Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a TeenyMates WWE Series 1 Collector Tin.  Inside each tin you’ll find (4) packs of Series 1 TeenyMates WWE figures, display stand, and an exclusive Macho Man Randy Savage Glow-in-the-Dark figure.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, October 21, 2016 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so TeenyMates can ship them this tin for FREE!!!

TeenyMates WWE Series 1 Collector Tin Break & Review

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The folks over at TeenyMates have seen great success with their packaged tin products.  Two years ago, they released their first tin that contained NFL wide receivers.  It was produced in small quantities, and the price shot through the roof.  Today that tin can still be found for about $50 sealed.  They’ve calmed down a bit.  At one time they were selling close to $100.

Licensing is key when it comes to these little guys.  TeenyMates tried their own line of figures called TeenyFreaks.  But I don’t think they got the response from collectors like they had hoped, because we never saw them again.

One of their newest fully licensed products deals with the WWE.  The WWE Series 1 tin comes with (4) packs of figures, display stand, and an exclusive Glow-in-the-Dark Macho Man figure.  Series 1 consists of (28) figures, plus (4) rare ones – Glow-in-the-Dark Undertaker (1:64 packs), Crystal Clear John Cena (1:128 packs), Alternate Macho Man (1:256 packs), and The Rock Metallic Gold (1:512 packs).  Judging by completed sales, the Alternate Macho Man figure seems to be the most popular.

Outside of their TeenyFreaks line, this is the only other set where each figure has to look different.  When it comes to MLB, NFL, NBA, or NHL the teams change, but the figures are basically the same.  Down the line it would be cool to see some individualized TeenyMates figures for other sports.  That probably would involve the Players Association approval though.  Professional wrestlers also have very distinct facial features which can easily be incorporated into such a tiny figure.  Other athletes might be more difficult to bring to life in such a small form since their uniforms and faces look similar.

Here is what I pulled from my tin:

  • (1) Bray Wyatt
  • (1) Sting
  • (1) Ultimate Warrior
  • (1) Stone Cold Steve Austin
  • (1) Kane
  • (1) Dean Ambrose
  • (1) Seth Rollins
  • (1) Dolph Ziggler
  • (1) Macho Man Randy Savage Glow-in-the-Dark

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: 2015 Williamsport Sun-Gazette Pin Collector Badge

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In honor of Captain America: Civil War coming out, I think this pin is appropriate.  The Williamsport Sun-Gazette made this pin for the 2015 Little League World Series.  Each year they come out with a whole slew of pins you can buy.  The Sun-Gazette booth that was setup at Little League last year wasn’t selling this particular pin though.  I think you could only get this one at their downtown location.  As you can easily tell, the pin is designed to look a lot like Captain America’s shield.  I own a bunch of Sun-Gazette pins, but not this one.  The only time I’ve seen one on eBay was in a lot.  By the time I saw it the auction had ended.  Despite not being seen much, I doubt its very rare.  The lot that had this pin in it sold for a couple dollars.

I find it cool when superheroes and sports stuff are combined.  Its becoming more popular.  This weekend the San Francisco Giants are giving away Captain America bobbleheads.  Instead of being the classic red, white, and blue, the color scheme is white, orange, and black.  I really hope this trend continues.

Shopping For That Special Collector This Holiday Season?

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: 1990 Fleer Baseball Card Collector

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Mail-order card collecting clubs were common throughout the 80’s and 90’s.  For a few bucks you could get and album and an exclusive card set or two.  In 1990, Fleer decided to include a pin in their collector kits.  I find these really interesting, plus they’re quite inexpensive.

Flashback Product of the Week: 2005-2006 Topps NBA Collector Chips

’05-’06 Topps NBA Collector Chips are a great example of how pop-culture can influence a product’s design.  During this time, poker was the huge craze throughout the country especially in college dorm rooms.  It only makes sense that Topps would try to cash in on this craze as well.  Many of these chips came serial numbered and if you were really lucky you might have found an autograph.  I won’t lie, I think they look really cool.  This product caters towards basketball fans and people that collect poker chips.

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