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Mattel attempted to start hot with classic wrestling collectors, hoping to pick up where Jakks' Classic Superstars line left off. They had big shoes to fill as Jakks had released 28 different primary assortments as well as tag teams and exclusives, releasing over 100+ Legends (Classic Superstars). Their answer was the WWE Legends Line (2010-2011) in Elite figure form.

Instead of re-releasing attires that had been made by other companies, Mattel took a different approach with their Legends figures. Legends Series 1 included Animal and Hawk in their NWA attires, Dusty Rhodes in the WWF polka dots, Slaughter in his AWA attire, Steve Austin with cloth shirt, and Ricky Steamboat, who had never been made by Jakks.

While some collectors were thrilled with the new selection, collectors were burnt out and did not want to invest in buying a new style of figures when the previous line had been so encompassing.

Following the demise of the Legends line, the demand increased and figures sold for double-triple their retail prices. With demand high once again, Mattel began to distribute Legends figures in normal Elite series as "Flashbacks," beginning in 2012 with Kane and Papa Shango in Elite Series 12.

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Legends 2-Packs Series 1 ( 17 images) - Released: 2010
- Series Included: The Bushwhackers, Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff, Bob Orton and Roddy Piper. The Legends 2 Packs Series was exclusive to Toys R Us but was clearanced out due to very low sales.
Legends 2-Packs Series 2 (Unproduced) ( 11 images) - Released: 2010
- Series Included: The Von Erichs and The Rockers. This set was cancelled due to low sales of 2 Packs series 1.

Legends Hall of Fame Series 1 ( 14 images) - Released: 2010
- Series Included: Dusty Rhodes, Jimmy Snuka, Ricky Steamboat, Steve Austin, Terry Funk, and Sgt Saughter. This was a one-off series that was basically Legends Series 1 that most collectors found at K-Mart.

Mattyshop Legends Exclusives ( 12 images) - Released: 2011
- A poll was offered to collectors to see which figures they would like in Matty exclusive form. Exclusive to, these figures were released from November 2011 to September 2012. This was an attempt to pick up where the official Elite Legends series left off.

Ringside Collectables Exclusive ( 0 images) - Released: 2011
- For Ringside Exclusives go to click any of this text to get to WWE Exclusives under the Mattel Line

WWE Elite Defining Moments Series 1 ( 3 images) - Released: 2011
- Macho Man Randy Savage & Shawn Michaels
WWE Elite Defining Moments Series 2 ( 4 images) - Released: 2011
- The Rock & Ultimate Warrior
WWE Elite Defining Moments Series 3 ( 3 images) - Released: 2011
- Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat & Triple H
WWE Elite Defining Moments Series 4 ( 3 images) - Released: 2011
- Steve Austin & Undertaker
WWE Elite Defining Moments Series 5 ( 3 images) - Released: 2011
- Bret Hart & John Cena

WWE Legends Series 1 ( 56 images) - Released: 2010
- Animal, Hawk, Dusty Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat, Sgt Slaughter, Steve Austin
WWE Legends Series 2 ( 69 images) - Released: 2010
- Iron Sheik, Jake Roberts, Jimmy Snuka, Kamala, Rick Rude, Terry Funk
WWE Legends Series 3 ( 77 images) - Released: 2010
- Brian Pillman, British Bulldog, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Mr Perfect, The Rock, Vader
WWE Legends Series 4 ( 49 images) - Released: 2011
- Ax, Smash, Ultimate Warrior, George The Animal Steele, Hillbilly Jim, Paul Orndorff
WWE Legends Series 5 ( 48 images) - Released: 2011
- Akeem, Bam Bam Bigelow, Macho Man Randy Savage, Rick Martel
WWE Legends Series 6 ( 50 images) - Released: 2011
- Eddie Guerrero, Kerry Von Erich, Kevin Von Erich, Texas Tornado, Ultimate Warrior
WWE Legends Series 7 (Unreleased) ( 0 images) - Released: 2011
- Cancelled. Andre the Giant and DDP were released as a Matty Exclusive, Magnum TA was released in the Lost Legends Series.