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Author’s note: Collectibles Column 5 Count is a new format for PWTorch.com’s long-running collectibles column, which began in 2011. Each week will feature a new top five list: items of a particular wrestler, hot cards or figures, collectibles news items and more. If you have a topic you’d like to see covered in the new Collectibles Column 5 Count, contact Michael Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or @MMooreWriter on Twitter.
Kofi Kingston debuted on WWE television way back in December of 2007. Since then he’s had plenty of action figures, trading cards, T-shirts and other merch – heck, he even has his own breakfast cereal, and how many wrestlers can say that?
With Kingston likely headed to the biggest match of his career at WrestleMania 35, here’s a look at five cool Kofi collectibles.
- Mattel WWE Elite Series 43. Kofi has had a plethora of action figures over the years, so it’s hard to pick out just one. He had a couple Jakks Pacific figures in 2008 and 2009 to go along with at least nine Mattel Elite figures and dozens of basics. Kofi’s Elite Series 43 figure is a pretty simple one, with blue and white gear and a “Real Mega Dad of the Year” sign. But the face scan on this figure is particularly good, making it one of Kofi’s best figures. You should be able to find one online for under $15.
- 2018 Topps WWE Undisputed Autographs. Kofi has been appearing on Topps WWE trading cards for more than a decade, dating back to his 2008 WWE Heritage IV and the UK-exclusive 2008 WWE Slam Attax. He has plenty of certified autographs, many of which can be found for under $10. Undisputed is the most popular WWE product among most collectors: it’s got a mid-range price point, the autographs are on-card and the designs are clean and attractive. Kofi’s signature from 2018 Undisputed can usually be found for under $10, depending on the color variation and serial numbering.
- Booty-O’s Breakfast Cereal. A few years ago, Kofi, Big E and Xavier Woods were on TV urging fans to eat their “Booty-O’s,” a fictitious breakfast cereal with a New Day theme. It wasn’t long until WWE actually churned out boxes of Booty-O’s, selling them at live events, online and at retailers like FYE. There have been a few different designs and flavors, but the original Booty-O’s in the blue box remain the most popular with fans. A sealed box typically sells in the $20-$30 range.
- Funko Pop Vinyl WWE. The bobblehead-esque Pop Vinyl figures have exploded in popularity over the last five years, with characters from just about every movie, TV show, video game and sport imaginable. Kofi has a cool Pop Vinyl figure decked out in white New Day gear, which usually sells for around $10.
- C3 Toys WWE Stackdown Ladder Match Playset. The WWE LEGO knockoffs from C3 Toys never quite took off like some thought they might, but there are still some pretty cool figures and sets out there. Among those is the “Kofi Kingston’s Ladder Match” playset, which includes a minifigure of Kofi, a tiny Intercontinental Title belt and bricks to build a ladder and other accessories. The playset usually sells for less than $15.
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Michael Moore is a writer and collector living in Casper, WY. He has been a collector of sports cards and wrestling memorabilia since 1985. He has contributed articles on pro wrestling collectibles to PWTorch.com since 2011, and his work has also appeared in Pro Wrestling Illustrated, Tuff Stuff Sports Collectibles, Beckett sports publications and more. Follow him on Twitter @MMooreWriter, or contact him at email@example.com.