Montag, 30. Juli 2012

Quick and Dirty - The Wrestling Action Figures by Greenbrier (2012)

Yes, I'm all types of crazy about wrestling again. First, some vintage WWF figures I scored got me hooked. Then my buddy YoJoeNathan sent me some very cool Ray Mysterio WWE KOs from the US. I think I don't have to mention again, that I'm a huge lover of knock-offs. So, as a matter of fact these cheap pieces of plastic are worth a mention on Toywalker's Blog.

The figures are simply called "Wrestling Action Figure" or "Figurine de lutteur" and are about $2 incl. taxes at some cheap US Dolllar stores. I don't know why they also have the French name on the cardback. Maybe for distribution in French speaking Canada? What I know for sure is that they're "Made in China", and get distributed by a company called Greenbrier Int. in the US. Oh, did I just say Greenbrier? Those guys who also distributed the probably worst GI Joe KO line that was ever molded into plastic? S.T.O.P. vs. S.C.U.M.? Yeah, that's the same company - lol. I guess Greenbrier stands for high quality products then, if you know what I mean. ;-)

No, honestly - those S.T.O.P. vs. S.C.U.M. figures were just so bad that you had to love them. The Wrestling Figures are different, though. They're amazingly well done for being some cheap WWE KOs. Ok, their 6" molds are hollow from the inside. But hey, what do you expect from $2 product? They have great articulation for that matter (head, shoulders, elbows, thighs, and knees) - I mean when you can get them moving! At least the elbow joints can be jammed sometimes. And I really don't want to try harder on them, because I'm afraid to break them. 

Anyway, nothing beats the Wrestling Action Figures' "interchangeable" head scuplts and chest tattoos. I love wrestlers wearing war paint and luchadores masks! And I also love to see some stereotype tattoos like dragons, snakes, and angels going up in flames (?). You love your wrestlers violent? Good! Greenbrier's Wrestling Action Figures come with spiked clubs, chainsaws, gratings, and the like to throw around. What else do decent wrestling figures need? Right, except for their thin sculpts Greenbriers figures got it all!

I really don't know how many of these cheap wrestling dudes exist. So far I got six different figures with unique (!) head sculpts. I'm sure there're more! And countless variants. One thing is for sure - I need them all now!

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