The first action figure of the late, great, Owen Hart in over twenty years has sold out in record time on the Pro Wrestling Tees website.
The figure, which was designed as a micro-brawler and limited to just 250, of ‘The King of Harts’ sold in minutes after the website signed a deal to produce merchandise of the legend designed by the production company which also produces Dark Side of the Ring.
Owen Hart’s action figure isn’t the only merchandise of the star on sale. Following the airing of his deeply popular Dark Side of the Ring episode, Owen’s wife, Martha, gave her consent for the production company to market t-shirts and merchandise of her late husband which were also a best seller, with all profits going to the Owen Hart Foundation.
Following Owen’s untimely passing in 1999, Martha pulled all rights of her partner’s name and likeness from all forms of marketing, especially that associated with the then World Wrestling Federation.
Many believed that we would never see an Owen Hart action figure or t-shirt every again.
While the product is now sold out, action figure enthusiast and former WWE Superstar, Matt ‘Zack Ryder’ Cardona managed to get his hands on what is set to become the rarest piece of wrestling memorabilia and showed it off in a special tweet, stating:
“I legit had goosebumps ordering the first Owen Hart figure in over 20 years! It sold out in minutes. Thanks @owen_foundation, @PWTees, & @DarkSideOfRing for making this a reality! We will be discussing this on the next @majorwfpod! #scratchthatfigureitch.”
I legit had goosebumps ordering the first Owen Hart figure in over 20 years! It sold out in minutes. Thanks @owen_foundation, @PWTees, & @DarkSideOfRing for making this a reality! We will be discussing this on the next @majorwfpod! #scratchthatfigureitchpic.twitter.com/3XoWaiGf4K
— Matt Cardona (@TheMattCardona) December 10, 2020
Currently, there is no word on whether more of these action figures will be made.
Owen Hart passed away on May 23, 1999, when he fell from the rafters live on pay-per-view at the unfortunately named, WWF Over the Edge.