Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hasbro action figures

Following the end of the LJN figures, WWF action figures made a comeback in 1990 thanks to toymaker Hasbro. A big change was in stores for WWF fans and action figures collectors. Indeed, the toys were very different. They were smaller, made of plastic and now had a special move. Unfortunately, the plastic made them more fragile than the rubber LJN wrestlers.

Now... take a deep breath... here are the Series' details:

Series 1: Andre the Giant, Ravishing Rick Rude, Hulk Hogan, Randy "Macho Man" Savage, The Ultimate Warrior, Demolition Smash, Demolition Ax, Ted Dibiase, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, The Big Bossman, Akeem and Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake.

Series 2: Dusty Rhodes, Dusty Rhodes (error: Tanned and yellow boots), Rowdy Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, Honky Tonk Man, Jimmy Snuka, The Ultimate Warrior, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Ted Dibiase, "Macho King" Randy Savage, The Bushwhackers (Luke & Butch), Demolition (Crush & Smash) and The Rockers (Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty).

Re-released with Summerslam cards: Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Hulk Hogan, Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, Demolition (Crush & Smash), The Bushwhackers (Luke & Butch), The Rockers (Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty), The Ultimate Warrior, Honky Tonk Man, Dusty Rhodes, The Big Bossman, Ted Dibiase, "Macho King" Randy Savage, Jimmy Snuka, Rowdy Roddy Piper and Hacksaw Jim Duggan.

Series 3: Sgt. Slaughter, Texas Tornado, Earthquake, Typhoon, The Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan, Mr. Perfect, Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Koko B. Ware, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine and The Big Bossman.

Series 4: Bret "Hitman" Hart, Bret "Hitman" Hart (with purple heart), The Undertaker, The British Buldog, Ricky Steamboat, The Nasty Boys (Jerry Sags & Brian Knobbs) and Legion of Doom (Animal & Hawk).

Series 5: Sid Justice, Hulk Hogan, Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, The Mountie, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, "The Model" Rick Martel, Skinner, Warlord, Irwin R. Schyster and Virgil.

Series 6: Tatanka, Ric Flair, Repo Man, The Berzerker, El Matador and Papa Shango.

Exclusive WWF Magazine Mail Aways: Dusty Rhodes, Hulk Hogan (3 versions), The Undertaker, Bret "Hitman" Hart and "Macho Man" Randy Savage.

Series 7: Razor Ramon, Kamala (moon), Kamala (star), Shawn Michaels, Owen Hart, Crush and Nailz.

Series 8: Yokozuna, Lex Luger, The Undertaker, Bret "Hitman" Hart, Bam Bam Bigelow and Mr. Perfect.

Series 8 (India only): Lex Luger, The Ultimate Warrior, Razor Ramon, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Demolition Smash and Ted Dibiase.

Series 9: Ted Dibiase, Scott Steiner, Rick Steiner, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Tatanka and Doink The Clown.

Series 10: Shawn Michaels (2 versions: black or white tights), Marty Jannetty, Giant Gonzales, Fatu, Samu, Razor Ramon (2 versions: purple or red vest), Bushwhacker Butch and Bushwhacker Luke.

Series 11: Yokozuna, Bart Gunn, Billy Gunn, Ludvig Borga, 1-2-3 Kid, Crush and Adam Bomb.


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