Up until now my toy reviews have had an air of joy about them. Nearly every one of those figures may have been terrible and sometimes strayed into the territory of being knock-offs but rarely went the whole hog and thus kept a certain amount of cheeky charm. The Prince of Fear was clearly a … Continue reading Woeful Wrestling Figures: Unscrupulous Aggression.
By Martin Dixon (@BunnySuicida) Not everything is certain in videogames but there is one universal truth that cannot be denied: the Playstation 1 had real trouble with 2D fighting games. History shows that the little grey box of tricks could do amazing 3D graphics and effects with ease but when it came to sprites, it … Continue reading Arcade Imperfect: the curious case of Marvel Vs Capcom EX.
So it looks as though I'have in fact exhausted Poundland's supply of cheap wrestling toys for the foreseeable future but I still have a need to give you the lowdown on some polymer pugilists. Instead of some lousy fakes I've taken a step towards respectability in an odyssey to official merchandise and a sextet of … Continue reading Woeful Wrestling Figures:Royal Grumble.
I'm worried that I've exhausted Poundland's supply of cheap wrestling toys. All I could dredge up from my latest dumpster dive was perhaps the final two X-treme Wrestlers in the line and perhaps my toughest challenge yet. Trying to talk up these generic jobbers seems like too herculean a task but in what could very … Continue reading WWF : Woeful Wrestling Figures: FanPlasticamania.
So far I've been able to have a lot of fun taking cheap shots at cheap toys and although they are some of the most hilariously barrel-bottom scraping garbage I've come across they have the good sense to be inexpensive. One singular unit of currency per figure seems like a hell of a deal right? … Continue reading WWF: Woeful Wrestling Figures 4:Vanilla Midgets.
My toy story continues! Those nice folks at Poundland have gotten their mitts on another clutch of plastic wrestling figures of questionable origin. In the next part I'll have something different in a troupe of miniature figures complete with enough weapons and accessories to make New Jack jealous but before that the heavyweights are back … Continue reading WWF: Woeful Wrestling Figures 3: The Chode Warriors
Well, well, well. It seems as though my recent purchase of three terrible wrestling toys must have been noticed by the powers that be as less than a week since my last dumpster dive to my local Poundland, they've only gone and got hold of some more faux figures and this time they've gone "X-treme'. … Continue reading WWF: Woeful Wrestling Figures 2: Plastic Fantastic
AWA Superstars 13th of March, 1988. Like a blogging Scott Bakula, my quantum leaping through the ages brings me back to the AWA this time in the year 1988 to see just what the past has in store for me. This time out is a special St Patrick's day edition of AWA's version of … Continue reading TWx3: How Irish is Larry?
AWA All Star Wrestling 25th January 1987. Last time on TWX3 I dropped into the AWA to see the debut of the future Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels and the very beginning of his teaming with Marty Jannetty in a hugely enjoyable episode. The next edition of AWA Television is almost a year later so let's … Continue reading TWx3: I HATE YOU LAS VEGAS!
By Martin Dixon ( @BunnySuicida ) And so a bold new era begins. I leave the cut and thrust of the Monday Night War and delve deeper into the dark recesses of the WWE network for something really old school and find myself beginning a new education in the AWA, the American Wrestling Association. I … Continue reading TWx3: The Ballad of Bun Boy Barton.