With these toys I was able to recreate the matches I saw on TV, but also create my own matches and story lines. You know, ones where guys like Hulk Hogan could lose and a guy like Mr. Perfect could be World Champion. I would play with these toys for hours on end, and as you will be able to tell from the pics below these guys went through some real wars in the ring! This is going to be a two part blog post focusing on the guys I had in my collection.
Today will be strictly the WWF Hasbro figures made from 1990 to 1994. Tomorrow's post will feature the WCW guys that Galoob put out, the WWF 'Bend-Em' line, and also some custom Hasbro toys I picked up on Ebay over the years. I don't have the full set and skipped out on having the repaints on 3 different Hogans, 3 different Warriors, etc. And besides Adam Bomb and Ludwig Borga I was never able to find the "Green Card" series in stores when I was a kid. Guys like the Smoking Guns and the 1-2-3 Kid go for $80+ on Ebay. So Fuck That Noise!
Anyway, Let's Get Ready to Rumble . . .
From Series 1 (1990)
Hulk Hogan, Andre The Giant, Randy Savage, and the Ultimate Warrior
Smash, Ax, Akeem, and The Big Bossman
Rick Rude, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, "Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase, and Brutus "The Barber" Beffcake
Series 2 (1991)
Ultimate Warrior, "Macho King" Randy Savage, Honky Tonk Man, and "HackSaw" Jim Duggan
"SuperFly", Dusty Rhodes, and Rowdy Roddy Piper
Luke, Butch, Crush, Shawn Michaels, and Marty Jannetty
Series 2 (1992)
Typhoon, Brutus Beefcake, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, and Earthquake
Koko Beware, Texas Tornado, and Mr. Perfect
Big Bossman (Skinny Bossman) and Sgt. Slaughter
Series 4 (1992)
Bret "The Hitman" Hart, The Undertaker, The British Bulldog, and Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
Hawk, Knobbs, Sags, and Animal
Series 5 (1993)
Jim "The Anvil" Niedhart, Sid, and Virgil
Skinner, I.R.S., Warlord, and The Mountie
Series 6 (1993)
Papa Shango, Bezerker, and RepoMan
Rick "The Model" Martel, Tatanka, and El Matador
Series 7 (1993)
Owen Hart, Crush, Nailz, Razor Ramon, Kamala
Series 8 & 9 (1994)
Yokozuna, Bam Bam Bigelow, Ted Dibiase, and Doink The Clown
Series 10 & 11 (1994)
Samu, Giant Gonzales, and Fatu
Shawn Michaels, Ludwig Borga, Adam Bomb, and Marty Jannetty
Well, that's all for now. I hope you have enjoyed this feature so far and tomorrow I will have part 2. Wait to you see some of the weird custom figures I have acquired over the years!