WWF Hasbro Action Figures

The WWF Hasbro Action Figure line was an action figure toyline based on the wrestlers of the WWF. They were made by the toy company Hasbro from 1990 to 1994. The toys were made of plastic and each had a signature action move. Most of the moves were repeated in multiple figures. Critics of the line complain that the figures were too "cartoonish" especially coming off of the highly acclaimed Wrestling Superstars line from LJN, which sold the rights to Hasbro after their final run of figures in 1989.

These figures have become quite collectible, partly due to the popularity of pro wrestling in general, and the line being introduced at the peak of wrestling figures becoming "collectibles". While some have very high value still in their original package, the most common loose figures ranges from $1-$5. In poor condition most of the line isn't worth very much due to their great abundance. The figures that remain carded can command much higher prices though. In good condition a MOC (mint on card) figure can range from $20 or so for a Jake "The Snake" Roberts or Big Bossman to $200-$800 or more for a Dusty Rhodes to the unbelievable rare Kamala with a Moon on his belly. Other carded figures that can sell for hundreds are the 1992 Series on American Cards such as Brutus Beefcake #2 and Ultimate Warrior #3.

A large number of the collection has been released on foreign (usually French or Spanish) cards, and are of far less value than cards that are all in English writing, due to their abundance. For example, a 1992 Ultimate Warrior Mint on an American Card can fetch upwards of $150-$175 US, while the exact same figure on a French card may get around $15-$20 US.

Complete collection

eries 1 - 1990

*Hulk Hogan with Gorilla Press Slam!
*The Ultimate Warrior with Ultimate Smash! "(green tights)"
*André the Giant with Giant Jolt!
*Demolition Ax with Ax Attack!
*Demolition Smash with Demolition Smasher!
*Ravishing Rick Rude with Rude Awakening Headlock!
*Randy "Macho Man" Savage with Elbow Smash!
*Akeem with Body Slam!
*The Big Bossman with Hard Time Slam! "(with night stick; plump and wearing shades)"
*Ted DiBiase with Million Dollar Punch! "(Black Tux; with Million Dollar Belt)"
*Jake "The Snake" Roberts with Python Punch! "(with snake 'Damian')"
*Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake with Sleeper Hold! "(with shears)"

eries 2 - 1991

Singles
*Hulk Hogan with Hulkster Hug!
*The Ultimate Warrior with Ultimate Slam! "(white tights)"
*Honky Tonk Man with Rattle and Roll! "(with guitar)"
*Dusty Rhodes with Dust Buster!
*Dusty Rhodes with Dust Buster! (With Yellow Boots and Tan Skin) printing error
*Rowdy Roddy Piper with Piper Punch!
*Jimmy Snuka with Superfly Slam!
*"Macho King" Randy Savage with Macho Masher! "(with crown and sceptor)" ("Macho King" on the back of tights)
*Hacksaw Jim Duggan with Hack Attack! "(with 2x4)"
*Ted DiBiase with Million Dollar Stomp! "(Green Tux; with Million Dollar Belt)"

Tag Teams
*The Bushwhackers Butch with Down and Out Blaster! and Luke with Down Under Pounder!
*The Rockers Marty Jannetty with Rocker Dropper! and Shawn Michaels with Rocker Shocker!
*Demolition Smash with Demolition Smasher! and Crush with Crush Cruncher! "(with Helmets)"

SummerSlam Card Re-Releases
*Hulk Hogan with Hulkster Hug!
*The Bushwhackers Butch with Down and Out Blaster! and Luke with Down Under Pounder!
*The Rockers Marty Jannetty with Rocker Dropper! and Shawn Michaels with Rocker Shocker!
*Demolition Smash with Demolition Smasher! and Crush with Crush Cruncher!
*Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake with Sleeper Hold! "(with shears)"
*Jake "The Snake" Roberts with Python Punch! "(with snake)"
*The Big Bossman with Hard Time Slam! "(with night stick)"
*The Ultimate Warrior with Ultimate Slam!
*Honky Tonk Man with Rattle and Roll! "(with guitar)"
*Dusty Rhodes with Dust Buster!
*Rowdy Roddy Piper with Piper Punch!
*Jimmy Snuka with Superfly Slam!
*"Macho King" Randy Savage with Macho Masher! "(with crown and sceptor)" ("Macho King" on the back of tights)

*Hacksaw Jim Duggan with Hack Attack! "(with 2x4)"
*Ted DiBiase with Million Dollar Stomp! "(Green Tux; with Million Dollar Belt)"

eries 3 - 1992

*Hulk Hogan with Hulkaplex!
*The Ultimate Warrior with Warrior Wham! "(purple tights}"
*Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake with Beefcake Flattop!
*Greg "The Hammer" Valentine with Hammer Slammer!
*Earthquake with Aftershock!
*Typhoon with Tidal Wave!
*Sgt. Slaughter with Sgt's Salute!
*"Macho Man" Randy Savage with Macho Masher! ("Macho Man" on the back of tights)
*Mr. Perfect with Perfect Plex! "(yellow singlet)"
*Koko B. Ware with Birdman Bounce! "(with Frankie the Parrot)"
*Texas Tornado with Texas Twister!
*Big Bossman with Jailhouse Jam! "(with nightstick, slim and no shades)"

eries 4 - 1992

Singles
*The Undertaker with Tombstone Tackle! ("version with ginger hair and beard and eye shadow")
*Ricky Steamboat with Steamboat Springer!
*Bret "Hitman" Hart with Hart Attack! "(version with Pink Heart on tank top)"
*Bret "Hitman" Hart with Hart Attack! "(version with Purple Heart on tank top, tanner skin tone and Neon Pink Sunglasses and Wrist bands)"
*The British Bulldog with Bulldog Bash!

Tag Teams
*The Legion of Doom Hawk with Hawk Attack! and Animal with Dooms-Dayer!
*The Nasty Boys Brian Knobbs with Nasticizer! and Jerry Sags with Punk Pounder!

eries 5 - 1993

*Hulk Hogan with Hulkster Slam! "(no shirt)"
*"Macho Man" Randy Savage with Savage Slam! "(green Stetson and tassels)"
*Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart with Anvil Flattener!
*Sid Justice with Power Bomb!
*Skinner with Gator Breaker!
*The Mountie with Mountie Mash! "(with Shock Stick)"
*"The Model" Rick Martel with Arrogance Splash!
*Virgil with Bodyguard Bash!
*Warlord with Warlord Wham!
*Irwin R. Schyster with Write Off Slam!

eries 6 - 1993

*Ric Flair with Flair Snare!
*Papa Shango with Spell Binder! "(with bones necklace)"
*El Matador with Bullseye Bash!
*Repo Man with Robber Clobber!
*Tatanka with Tomahawk Tackle!
*The Berzerker with Berzerker Blast! "(with removable cloth vest and belt)"

WWF Magazine Mail Away Exclusives
*Hulk Hogan "(with Red Hulkamania Shirt)"
*The Undertaker "(with Black Cloak, Light Brown Hair and Eye Shadow)"
*Bret "Hitman" Hart "(with Purple Heart)"
*Hulk Hogan "(with gorilla press slam)" UK Mailaway
*Hulk Hogan "(with Hulkster Hug)" UK Mailaway
*Dusty Rhodes "(with Dust Buster)" Unreleased UK Mailaway, Only 5 ever heard of
*Macho Man Randy Savage "(same as series 1)" UK Mailaway

Yellow Cards - Series 7 - 1993

*Kamala with Kamala Krush! "(with Star on Belly)"
*Kamala with Kamala Krush! "(with Moon on Belly)"
*Owen Hart with Rocket Blast!
*Crush with Kona Crusher!
*Nailz with Jailhouse Jab!
*Razor Ramon with Razor Rage! "(with Gold Chains)"
*Shawn Michaels with Conceited Crunch! "(Heart Break Kid)"

Red Cards - Series 8 - 1994

*Bam Bam Bigelow with Bam Bam Slam!
*Yokozuna with Sumo Smash! "(red and black tights)"
*Lex Luger with Narcissistic Knockout!
*Mr. Perfect with Perfect Plex! "(blue singlet)"
*Bret "Hitman" Hart with Hart Attack! "(tanned skin, silver shades, pink vest and black pants)"
*The Undertaker with Tombstone Tackle! "(with Black Cloak and dark brown hair and beard, no eye shadow)"

Red Cards - Released in India Only Under Funskool Label
*Razor Ramon with Razor Rage! "(with Copper Gold Chains)"
*Demolition Smash with Demolition Smasher!
*Rowdy Roddy Piper with Piper Punch!
*Lex Luger with Narcissistic Knockout!
*Ted DiBiase with Million Dollar Punch! "(Black Tux with Copper Million Dollar Belt)"
*The Ultimate Warrior with Ultimate Slam!

Purple Cards - Series 9 - 1994

*Rick Steiner (Steiner Brothers) with Steiner Slam!
*Scott Steiner (Steiner Brothers) with Steiner Suplex!
*Doink The Clown with Big Top Clobber!
*Tatanka with Tomahawk Tackle! (same figure as Series 6 except for the package)
*Ted DiBiase with Million Dollar Mash! "(no shirt, tights)"
*Hacksaw Jim Duggan with Hacksaw Slam! "(with U.S.A. flag)"

Dark Blue Cards - Series 10 - 1994

*Giant Gonzalez with Giant Jab!
*Marty Jannetty with Jannetty Jam! "(non Rocker)"
*Samu (Headshrinkers) with Samu Shocker!
*Fatu (Headshrinkers) with Fatu Flattener!
*Bushwhacker Luke with Down and Out Blaster! "(with Removable Cap)"
*Bushwhacker Butch with Down Under Pounder! "(with Removable Cap)"
*Shawn Michaels with Conceited Crunch! "(White Tights)"
*Shawn Michaels with Conceited Crunch! "(Black Tights)"
*Razor Ramon with Razor Rage! "(Red Vest, with Gold Chains)"
*Razor Ramon with Razor Rage! "(Purple Vest, with Gold Chains)"

Green Cards - Series 11 - 1994

*Ludvig Borga with Finland Finisher!
*Yokozuna with Sumo Smash! "(black and white tights)"
*Crush with Kona Crusher! "(face paint and goatee, evil)"
*1-2-3 Kid with 1-2-3 Punch!
*Adam Bomb with Nuclear Knockout!
*Billy Gunn with Cowboy Clobber!
*Bart Gunn with Rodeo Roundhouse!

Other

Rings

*Blue Ring with Blue Turnbuckles
*Blue Ring with Black Turnbuckles
*Yellow Ring - King of the Ring
*United Kingdom Exclusive Blue Ring with Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage figures included
*Blue Ring UK Exclusive with Sound Module

Mini wrestlers

*Royal Rumble Ring w/ 6 Wrestlers (Hulk Hogan, Sgt. Slaughter, Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase, Jake "The Snake" Roberts and Big Bossman)
*Legion of Doom, Earthquake, and Typhoon 4 Pack
*Brutus Beefcake, Greg Valentine, and the Bushwhackers 4 Pack
*Mr. Perfect, Hacksaw Duggan, Roddy Piper, and Texas Tornado 4 pack

Miscellaneous items

*Hulk Hogan Dress-Up Set
*Ultimate Warrior Dress-Up Set
*Jake "The Snake" Roberts' snake Damien (made of rubber with cloth bag)
*Kid's Championship Belt
*Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior 12" talking figures

Prototypes

*A Rhythm and Blues Tag Team set was planned but not produced. In a WWF Magazine in 1991, there were some prototype shots of a Greg Valentine and Honkytonk Man tag team set, featuring Valentine with black hair, white boots and a white jacket with musical notes on it (still having the Hammer Slammer move). The set was never officially produced, and there has never been any historic proof of this particular Greg Valentine figure existing outside of these prototype shots.
*Other planned but not produced figures in series 2 (1991) were Tugboat, Dino Bravo, Haku, The Barbarian (with a removable cloth cape), Nikolai Volkoff (when he became Face), Tito Santana (with long brown hair, white underwear and white boots but still having the Bulls Eye Bash move) and Boris Zhukov (when he became a singles wrestler). Tag Team sets planned but not produced in the same batch, as well as the Rhythm & Blues set, were a set of The Hart Foundation, of Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart, featuring Neidhart with a black vest, pink tights and white boots (still having the Anvil Flattener move), Power and Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) and The Orient Express (Sato and Tanaka).
*Col. Mustafa and General Adnan were other figures planned but they were pulled from the toy line due to controversy of the recent Gulf War.
*In the Purple Card Series, a Brutus Beefcake figure was supposed to be included in his Red and Yellow Mega Maniacs outfit. He was replaced with Tatanka because Brutus had long left the WWF before the Purple Card Series was released.
*The original mold for the Yellow Card Shawn Michaels figure was to have his right arm straight with a spring action. That design was replaced with the current version.
*The final set released was on green card backs. The next set to be released would have been on orange card backs and was to include Jeff Jarrett, Diesel, Mo (from Men on a Mission), Mabel (from Men on a Mission), Lex Luger (in USA Gear), Owen Hart (King of Harts attire), and Bastion Booger. This series was never released because the contract fell through the WWF franchise.
*There have been sightings on ebay of a Jake Roberts figure MOC with a yellow snake, similar to the one he carried to the ring during his final WWF run in 1996-1997, named Revelations. The action figure, on a Spanish writing card, has been for sale on ebay for $550 US. However, the validity of the snake being yellow on purpose seems skeptical, being that the line was discontinued 2 years before Roberts introduced the snake on TV.
*There was also a second Dusty Rhodes released with yellow boots, tanner skin tone and brighter white hair. This figure has been seen on eBay over the years but never seen MOC making its true existence in question. Many Hasbro sites, however, list this figure as part of the collection and if it is in fact a true Hasbro release, the rarity of the figure is unknown.
*Another Hasbro issue that is often discussed is the difference between the Mail Away Bret Hart and the "Purple Hearted" Bret Hart that was released MOC. Most collectorswho say that these figures look exactly the same, while some who own a Bret Hart Mail Away Mint in Bag will say there is slight difference. Either way, there is no significant difference between the two figures if they are loose. In fact, for a "Purple Hearted" Bret Hart to be considered the true Mail Away figure, it would have to be Mint in Bag to validate this.
*There has been sighting of two different versions of Bret Hart #2. One with Pink hearts running down his right leg, the other with Purple Hearts. Collectors say the differences is easy to tell in person, but very difficult to tell by a photo that would be in ebay for example. Buy carefully.


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