CM Punk’s first action figure since returning to pro wrestling topped Ringside Collectibles’ list of the 20 best-selling figures of 2022.
Punk’s return to figure form led to a lot of sales, as he also claimed the No. 6 spot with his “First Dance” Ringside exclusive figure. Punk took a victory lap in his Instagram stories.
As the top online retailer of pro wrestling action figures, Ringside Collectibles provides a great barometer for who and what is popular. However, figures exclusive to Ringside also feature prominently among its top sellers, including No. 2 and No. 3, the nWo Wolfpac “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan and WCW Tag Team Champion Undertaker figures. Both have sold out on the site, with the latter having been deeply discounted.
The tribute figures to Mr. Brodie Lee (AEW Unmatched 3 and the Ringside exclusive 2-pack with Brodie Jr.) also proved popular enough to claim two of the top five spots.
Ringside proved that 2-packs can work as the the Brodie x2, “Mega Powers” of “Macho Man” Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan and Blood & Guts Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega, each made the top 10, at Nos. 5, 8 and 9, respectively.
The Owen Hart “King of Harts” exclusive — the first Owen figure since the 1990s — fell just outside the top 10. Even though there is a big appetite for Owen figures, the lack of pink-and-black singlet probably held this one back.
Overall, the Jazwares AEW line claimed 15 of the top 20 spots, including the first AEW figures of Thunder Rosa (No. 7), Jade Cargill (No. 14), Ricky Starks (No. 15), Eddie Kingston (No. 16), Andrade El Idolo (No. 18), Sting (No. 19) and Bryan Danielson (No. 20).
The only Mattel WWE figures to hit the list outside of the top 10 were the first Elite figure of Karrion Kross (No. 12) and Elite 91 Kevin Owens (No. 13).