I was working at my second preschool job and believe it was probably winter 1997 or 1998.I hadn’t seen Ultimate Warrior on t.v. for over a year now and really wasn’t caring about wrestling anymore at all. Now, most people when they collect things go all out by going to stores, clearing the shelves, or in this day and age ordering merchandise online. A few of my things have stories all their own—by literally falling or being placed in my lap!
At school, we had different buckets and crates filled with odds and ends of all toys for the kids. Some reminded me of Happy Meal or Kids Meal toys back in the day so most were donations from parents. We used them for games or ideas as props.
I had gone in the backroom to get some of these toys and placed right on top was an Ultimate Warrior action figure–one of the originals I believe! I hadn’t seen this in the box before and hadn’t remembered a recent donation. Any way it had gotten there, I knew I wanted it! No idea on the story behind it, kids would not even know of him but maybe it was somebody’s Dad’s who was a fan. I had to work fast and put it in my purse which I did. Anybody could’ve come into this small area at any time, I had to be quick!
Again, stealing never entered my mind as it was a donation and would anyone miss this- hardly… I would love it always and give him a much better home. I do believe it is the original like Dana carries with her. Guess I go a little crazy when it comes to Warrior stuff and I have very little but that’s how he was so we Warriors stick together! I found another Warrior related item at a different school I worked at but that’s another story….
Could items be placed by chance, coincidence, or on purpose? I won’t really ever know for sure but never had any guilt or shame at all. You can never have regrets for things you treasure most.