Yes, yes. I know it's been a while since the last one of these but it's here now. Time to give the woeful wrestling figures arena a sweep and welcome its newest signing. It's only Buff Bagwell! Hailing from the wonderful wasteland that was latter WCW figures, Buff Daddy comes packing a lot of fun … Continue reading Woeful Wrestling Figures: Buff Diddy.
There was a palpable sense of elation in the musty, recycled air. The flying aces of Fox Squadron had just returned to the capital ship ESS Sanchez after a highly successful bombing raid against another of General No-Leege's doomsday weapons and the entire ship was joined in welcoming them home. Well, almost the entire ship. … Continue reading Dave 27 Cleans toilets in space. A Short story.
As I’ve listened to it throughout the years since its release in 1991 “Justified and Ancient (Stand by the JAMs)” feels like pop music’s best attempt at making a mad-lib into a legitimate hit. Acid House? Hip Hop? Tammy Wynette? “The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu”? And then there’s the video: Dancing on a throne? … Continue reading Unskippable: Justified & Ancient by the KLF feat. Tammy Wynette.
What's this? New title? New blog! Yes readers, a year and change into wading through a twisted landscape of weird, wacky and often woeful wrestling figures I spotted an opportunity to spread my metaphorical wings and scope out new toy horizons. The wrestling figures aren't going anywhere however and I'm still trying to procure more … Continue reading Action Figure Fight Club: Here Comes A New Challenger.
by William Renken I don’t think I’m alone as a wrestling fan in admitting there were periods where my fandom wained. I seem to remember 1994 was the last strong year for me as my interest dropped for about 3 years until Steve Austin exploded into pop culture. 1994 was special for wrestling specifically where … Continue reading 1996: The Year of the Return…to Greatness
In the best of 2016 list I featured a giant Goldberg figure among my favourites, mostly because I couldn't quite believe how ludicrously big it was. So imagine my joy upon discovering on a certain online auction site a figure that dwarfs even Big Bill. Ladies and gentlemen, call the kaiju defence force as I … Continue reading Woeful Wrestling Figures: Goldzilla VS Nashra
The retirement of The Undertaker is one of those things I and expect many knew was coming but didn't really want to happen. All good things must come to an end after all. It feels weird to be almost mourning a fictional character no longer being on my screen but while I may not be … Continue reading Thank you Taker
One: Dim Lights. I who wear spandex and pretend to fight I who do this dance night after night I who still help set the ring up just right I am a professional wrestler I who count the lights on the ceiling I who am an expert at selling a beating I who lose without … Continue reading Professional: A Wrestling Poem in 3 parts.
The march of progress is one of incremental steps. This is as true for wrestling toys as any other aspect of human endeavor. Modern wrestling toys have hit a peak of blending articulation, playability and sculpting that can please both child and child-like in equal measure. Such achievement hasn't come without some teething problems and … Continue reading Woeful Wrestling Figures: Trip Hazard.
Part One: Indie-pendence. I who wear spandex and pretend to fight I who do this dance night after night I who still help set the ring up just right I am a professional wrestler I who count the lights on the ceiling I who am an expert at selling a beating I who lose without … Continue reading Professional: A Wrestling Poem.