OVER THE TOP (COLLECTIBLES).
You’ve got to hand it to whatever human being is the proud owner of this complete Over the Top action figure collection. I’d like to meet this dedicated son of a bitch one day and shake his/her hand, and then challenge them to a arm-wrestling match in an old, dusty combination cafe/arcade, which will end with the winner walking away with this priceless collection in hand.
If toys from the #1 truck driving/arm wrestling movie experience of the century aren’t at the top of your wish list for Santa this year, you might re-consider when you think about what it means to own a toy with the words “Cannon Films” written across it. Little plastic Lincoln Hawk (or Lincoln “Hawks”, still not 100% on that) and the top five barrel-bodied opponents from the Las Vegas tournament make the entire action figure group, which also includes additional toy items:
#1 – ACTION FIGURES:
-Bob “Bill” Hurley
-John “Iceman” Walker
-John “Golden Boy” Brzenk
-Cleve “Armbender” Dean
#2 – ACTION FIGURE MINI TABLE (seen here)
#3 – WORKOUT SET
#4 – KID SIZED ARM WRESTLING TABLE (seen here)
Not one single item in this collection is easy to track down, even on popular auction websites and at the best flea markets in town. Believe me, if Cannon Headquarters still existed, you can guess who’d be the first one breaking and entering inside to find these precious artifacts. First would be sneaking past security (who are a crew of Cannon straight-to-VHS action film rejects) and then climbing through air ducts to find the room that holds the Over the Top promos + merchandise. Here, TNUC would seek his top choice item which is #3 – THE WORKOUT SET. The photo above suggests that this set includes (2) dumbbells, (2) hand grips, (1) pair of armbands, (1) sweatband and (1) jumprope – ALL with the Over the Top and hopefully CANNON FILMS logos plastered across them…