Action Figure Friday returns!
The action figures still aren't yet unpacked but Ryan was clever enough in his packing to know where they all are hiding. Today's selection was especially easy to find because this dude does not like to blend into the crowd. Action Figure Friday presents to you, Ravishing Rick Rude!
[I'm only going to reveal him a little at a time because there are all sorts of treats in store for us!]
Over the last two months Ryan has been inexplicably infatuated with the WWF. And not the one with the pandas. He's been choosing Wrestlemanias exclusively as his Netflix picks and apparently he's been working the internet trading circuit hard because I keep seeing new wrestling figures trickle in and I swear he didn't have any as of January 2008. I sort of remember the WWF early scene as a youth, but mostly I remember my best friend at the time, Betsy Hanna, was IN LOVE with WWF and Hulk Hogan in particular. I think I bought her these for her birthday. It was especially adorable because Betsy was about 5 feet tall and a cute little strawberry blonde - not your typical viewer I would guess. I also mostly remember the Bushwhackers.
Anyhoo, I don't remember Ravishing Rick Rude quite as well. Two pieces of his outfit, however, are very appealing to me and I would probably wear both of them.
There are the yellow and black lace-up boots over aqua leggings:
And the red sparkley cape (which I would probably wear as a bathrobe. Or maybe as a cape):
In case you couldn't already tell by the above shots, Mr. Rude is a little full of himself.
Example A: Glitter lettering exclaiming ravishingness.
Example B: Boots stenciled with double confirmation of ravishingness:
[Whoops! I forgot to take a photo of the other boot. Guess what it says? Hint: See cape.]
Example C: Ca-razy lettered spandex pants!
[At first I thought these were a shout-out to sitar legend Ravi Shankar but I quickly caught my error.]
So, are you ready for the full package??
For some added statistical value as well as another exciting pair of awkwardly tight, even for spandex, spandex, here is his Wrestling Card (sold separately from the figure):
Fun fact: Robbinsdale, Minnesota is also the hometown of the unfortunate director of Joe Dirt. Hmm..does something about that town inspire hairdos? In addition, it is conspicuously home to *NINE* other professional wrestlers. I guess if you're born in Robbinsdale you're a bit predestined for semi-greatness.
This figure is a bit of a conundrum. On one hand, Rick is a douchebag. On the other hand, the figure does a good job of proving this with extremely close attention to detail. I think I'm going to have to split the difference. Three tentacles.