Tuesday, July 8, 2014

#433 HASBRO’S WWF – BIG BOSSMAN #2, SGT. SLAUGHTER, EARTHQUAKE and TYPHOON (1992)

Big Bossman #2 (with nightstick)


Big Bossman was available in the first wave, but not in the second, so this would be his second (and last) appearance as a toy. The first figure is not very appretiated by wrestling fans, since it depicts a too fat Ray Traylor. This second figure is much better done and looks much more like the real wrestler. The figure came with a stick, which is different from the one released with version 1, so if you´re a very scrupulous collector, you should pay attention to this. The move from figure version two is also an already known one. It is not my favorite, but still a nice move since it can be played with bent elbow (punch) or straight arm (sweep).




Sgt Slaughter (Robert Remus) 


Something I never understood, how is it possible, that such a unsympathetic character was based on one of Hasbro´s G.I.Joes. The character is the G.I.Joe team drill inspector, a very hard guy, but one of the heroes nevertheless. However, the wrestler was more like a villian. The figure is very nice and very different from the rest of characters, with a complete unique cast. The figure performs an attack with both arms at the same time.



Earthquake (John Tenta) 


Earthquake was another heavyweight wrestler, it was pretty amazing watching this type of wrestler in action. Earthquake was a rather nasty wrestler at the time, for his enmity with Hulk Hogan. The figure has a classic mechanism, in which it performs an attack with both arms at the same time. In previous waves, "dick" wrestlers (André the Giant, Akeem and Dusty Rhodes) had another mechanism, which proved to be very fragile, so from wave 3 on, this feature was not used in any figure more. The outfit chosen for the figure is the one used as part of the "Natural Disasters" tag-team.



Typhoon (Fred Ottman)


Typhoon is the same wrestler, who was previously named Tugboat. In his first years, Tugboat was a good friend of Hulk Hogan, but at some point they became enemies. Later he formed the "Natural Disasters" tag-team with Earthquake, which was quite successful. This figure is identical to Earthquake except for the head.



FACTS and FIGURES:
  • Name: BIG BOSSMAN #2, SGT. SLAUGHTER, EARTHQUAKE and TYPHOON
  • Toy Line: Official WWF (Wave 3)
  • Year: 1992
  • Company: Hasbro (U.S.A.)
  • Size of the figures: 12 cm

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