9. Big Boss Man with Hard Time Slam!
The first version of the Big Boss Man was not very good in my opinion. The figure is casted with a prominent belly, which the wrestler did not have. The movement wasn’t very appealing, since it was the same than Macho Man does, but with much weaker arms. The figure came with a nightstick which is very easily lost, due to its size.
10. Akeem with Body Slam!
Akeem shares the movement with André the Giant. These are the only figures with the body slam in the entire collection, and two of the most difficult to find in this series. I never saw him in action, so I know nothing about him. The figure, however, was received as a present from my grandfather once, and I liked it quite a lot.
11. Ax with Ax Attack!
Performing the same movement than Hulk Hogan, Ax is also a great figure to play with. I liked the outfit of the demolition since they look very dangerous. On TV, they also played that role. I forgot to mention, that figures with open hands could be missing one or more of their fingers.
BONUS: American Filecard plus cutted card.
12. Smash with Demolition Smasher!
The Demolition tag team was sold separately in wave 1, but later repacked in a double blister with Smash and Crush. The look of these guys was clearly inspired by the rock band “Kiss”. Smash also has the pull-back punch. This was also one of my figures as a kid. Smash and Ax were sold without masks, that’s just the figure with no accessories.
BONUS: Spanish Filecard
In this one plus the last two articles I have talked about the first wave of WWF wrestlers by Hasbro. Some other time, I’ll talk about other waves, figures or maybe the ring to play with them.
FACTS and FIGURES:
- Name: BIG BOSS MAN #1, AKEEM, AX of DEMOLITION #1 and SMASH of DEMOLITION #1
- Alternate Names: BIG BOSS MAN “EL POLI LOCO”, AKEEM RECIO, “AX” DEMOLITION and “SMASH” DEMOLITION (Spain)
- Toy Line: Official WWF (Wave 1)
- Year: 1990
- Company: Hasbro (U.S.A.)
- Size of the figures: 12 cm or 4,5’’