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Brother Ray

Forgotten Lore is a feature focusing on toys that were planned but never produced.

Today’s Forgotten Lore comes to us from Poester American Hyena. Says AH:

Arguably the best wrestling figures ever, they were produced with Marvel Legends-level articulation and came with scads of cool accessories. There was a final wave of figures that made it to prototype stage but was never released, which was heartbreaking for fans of the line because Brother Devon of Team 3-D and Homicide of the Latin American X-Change had already been released, and their tag team partners Brother Ray and Hernandez were slated for that wave. It was also supposed to include the series first female figure Traci Brooks (who just posed for Playboy) and a newly sculpted Kurt Angle. There were also supposed to be two more 12″ figures (Christian Cage and Christopher Daniels) on the Marvel Icons style body with outstanding looking cloth costumes.

I know a lot of fans were dying to know what would become of the line. Sadly, I don’t recall Jesse Falcon even mentioning it in his Toybiz/Marvel Toys retrospective at Comic-Con a couple years ago.
Hernandez

http://photos2.figures.com/gallery2/showphoto.php?photo=1368

Traci
http://photos2.figures.com/gallery2/showphoto.php?photo=1366

12″ Christopher Daniels
http://photos2.figures.com/gallery2/showphoto.php?photo=2144

12″ Christian Cage
http://photos2.figures.com/gallery2/showphoto.php?photo=2141

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  • These figures were cool although I never owned any, but I bought one for a mate.

    As far as I have heard Jakks own the rights to TNA and are producing them along with UFC figures in 2010.

  • I think the toys that went to prototyping but never produced that I wanted the most were SOTA's Darkstalkers' figures and Street Fighter's Dee Jay…

  • I only picked up a couple of these, but they were some damn good figures. Much better overall than the majority of Marvel LEgends, actually. I have D-Von, and waited patiently for Brother Ray for months, before I heard the line had been canceled. 🙁

  • i snagged several of these back in the day, and i must say, i appreciated a wrestling toyline w/ a scale. aside from a gigantic samoa joe, for example, kevin nash is MUCH taller than senshi or chris sabin, who are also smaller than kip james. but yes, i loved them.

  • I have just about the entire line. At the very least I have every character that was released, including most of the variants (outside of a couple of the AJ Styles variants).

    It was a great line and I miss it so.

  • I had a chance last year to pick some yp really cheap but didn't bother…wish I had now.