Tuesday, November 3, 2015

#607 HASBRO´S WWF - BERZERKER, REPO MAN and PAPA SHANGO (1993)

Series 6 comprises 6 new wrestlers, although most of them were not especially famous and are not remembered today, except Ric Flair.


The first one is Berzerker (John Nord), a mad viking warrior- The figure is made of the same cast than Jim Duggam (except the head), and therfore performs a punch with both arms simultaneously. I cannot remember much of the wrestler, I can´t even recall watching him in action, but it seems to be the classic "fun/mad" wrestler like Jim Duggan or the Bushwackers.


 
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Repo Man (Barry Darsow) was better known as Smash, the Demolition member. The Repo Man character was active for a short time, and performed an interesting battle against Big Boss Man. He teamed with other "nasty" characters like The Mountie or the Nasty Boys. Barry Darsow later returned to his alias "Smash" to perform solo. The figure is the classic jumping figure, and has a completely new cast.


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Papa Shango (Charles Wright) played a voodo priest, sorcerer or whatever. As a gimmick is a really great one, since he could apply his magic on the opponent, who usually simulated a big pain while rolling around in the ring. This gimmick also allowed to introduce some tricks on scene, like wrestlers bleeding inexplicably. However most fans think differently and voted Papa Shango to have the worst gimmick and being the most embarrasing wrestler in 1992 by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The figure itself is also great, because it looks quite different to every other figure, and included a bone necklace. The move performed was the one arm punch, similar to Jake "the Snake" Roberts´ figure.



FACTS and FIGURES:
  • Name: BERZERKER, REPO MAN and PAPA SHANGO
  • Toy Line: Official WWF (Wave 6)
  • Year: 1993
  • Company: Hasbro (U.S.A.)
  • Size of the figures: 12 cm

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