Bendy “Macho Man” Randy Savage

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A very good likeness of the wrestler depicted in bendy rubber painted with a fetching wrestling ensemble and standing nearly 4.5" tall from LJN Ltd.

Where and how is it used?

It mostly resides on a bookshelf. In my mind he says "Oh yeah!" (his catchphrase) whenever I do something good.

What did you or someone else pay for it?

Not sure at time of purchase but now could probably be between £5-£10.

Why do you want to add it to the museum?

In itself it is utterly useless but is still fun to look at and bend into stupid poses. I was really into WWF as a youngster as it started it's initial boom in the UK. Then went off it as it was 'scripted' but have since become an actor and now have a whole new appreciation for what they do, as it isn't dissimilar to my job, just a different strand. Although I don't go to the physical risks they do in order to entertain. Also remarkably for a well played with rubber toy it is 30 years old this year. Randy Savage himself sadly passed away at the age of only 58 in 2011.

Whether it was made to last such a long time I don't know, but the collectibles market now is massive. Even though I understand the idea of collectibles, increasingly things are kept in the box to remain in mint condition. Bought and never ever touched. This would have been ripped from it's packaging, fought many a wrestling match, it's still here (for now) and maybe all the better for it.


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LJN Ltd

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Who decides how much it costs?

The wrestling fans deep in nostalgia. Or some dude who wants 'collectibles'.

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Bookshelf

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What is it worth?

£5-£10.


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What precisely is the maximum length he can be stretched either horizontally or vertically to the nearest millimetre? And what were the same measurements for stretching the real Randy Savage?

by kez on May 9th at 2:18pm

Rubber Randy's horizontal stretch (or reach in sporting parlance) goes from 86 mm to 118 mm. That's a healthy gain. He sadly has no vertical stretch.

Real Randy's height was billed as 6'2". That means on average someone of that height, their reach is approx 2012 mm. Standing with arms up he would come in at approx 2499 mm.

by alexanderwarn on May 9th at 4:03pm

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