I’m not sure how this became a thing, but the Slim Jim people recently decided to dip way back to 90’s for their in-store displays. Not only did they resurrect their “Macho Man” Randy Savage ad campaign, but specifically the 1995 WCW Macho Man version.
Naturally, this set my Twitter mentions on fire as people were sending me their own photos of this display at local convenience stores. I have yet to actually see ANYTHING related to Randy Savage on display here in Texas, but these are out there. It looks like this eBay seller is from Tennessee and got his hands on it (somehow), and is willing to sell it for that big $$$.
Hell of a cool thing to see, but this display isn’t the only Slim Jim + Macho Man promotional item being released in 2019. This morning, Mattel revealed this awesome San Diego Comic Con exclusive WWE Elite figure that I’m hoping to get my hands on soon for the site:
Need a little excitement? Snap into the @WWE Randy “Macho Man” Savage Elite action figure, celebrating Macho Man’s legendary @SlimJim commercials from the ‘90s!
Pre-order yours from @EntEarth on June 18, or get one at the San Diego @Comic_Con Mattel Booth. OOOH yeah! pic.twitter.com/jQSpvHJvbG
— MATTEL (@Mattel) June 5, 2019
I cannot believe it’s taken Slim Jim THIS long to pierce right into that 90’s nostalgia vein, but it looks like they have gone all in with their marketing. Kudos to whoever it was in their company that realized Randy Savage is still positively remembered for outlandish attires and his bizarrely infectious, inimitable catchphrases. Thankfully, there are no toys or displays on the dock to be released of that OTHER guy that showed up in the late 90’s.
Long live the Madness! OOH YEAAAH!
37-year-old World Championship Wrestling fanatic/collector/hoarder. Runs a soil analysis lab in Austin, TX by day and scans in old wrestling magazines by night.
He’s got posters on the wall, his favorite rock group’s KISS.