It Came From YouTube: AWA figures and ring toy commercial

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Crapper Paul S. writes:

I do love these kids went to the expense of having a ring announcer and color commentary.

This is great! Simple, but effective. It says “These kids are having fun with the figures- you and your friends will, too!”.

Thanks, Paul!

Did/do any of you Crappers have any AWA figures in your collections?

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14 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: AWA figures and ring toy commercial"
  1. TMS says:

    I had the ring and several of the figures, like the Road Warriors, Baron von Raschke, Rick Martel and a few others. Lost to the years unfortunately, much like AWA itself.

  2. Greg says:

    I never had any of these, but I’d kill for a Raschke figure.

  3. John says:

    If only it came with a Larry Nelson announcer figure I would loved to have melted that.. I liked the AWA figures better than the WWF LJN ones cause you could move the limbs around. If only I had seen The Fabulous Ones Memphis video back then the joys of recreating that with the dolls would have been epic.

  4. theJawas says:

    I had a Flair/Zbyszko pack, and a Gagne’s Raiders pack of Greg and Curt Hennig. I’m not even sure I knew who they were yet.

  5. Rhinestone Cowboy says:

    Why are the kids playing in what seems to be a dimly-lit poker room?

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      My theory is that the kids were kidnapped to be used as collateral for the poker game and they were just making the best of the situation.

    • The Angry Jobber says:

      I was thinking more like a garage. The only place I ever saw AWA wrestling figures were at garage sales so it would seem fitting.

  6. Madman Szalinski says:

    My older friends tell me that the AWA ring was actually made of wood and made an authentic sound when the wrestlers hit the mat.

    • TMS says:

      It was made of wood, but it was more of a loud THUD than an authentic wrestling sound. It was actually pretty solid.

  7. Steve says:

    Someone better keep the Buck Zumhofe action figure away from Barbie dolls.

  8. JB says:

    I remember having Rick Martel and Jerry “The Crusher” Blackwell. They were both the exact same size. Even at 8 I could tell the bodies were cut from the same mold, much like the 82-83 GI Joe figures were.

  9. 80's Guy says:

    I didn’t have these, but I had a hell of a rubber LJN WWF collection. The ring, obscure ones like Ted Arcidi, Corporal Kirschner, and guys like Piper, Hogan, Orndorff, Snuka, Ventura, Steele, JYD, Koko, Sheik, Volkoff, Bundy, Studd, all kinds of them. Hung the posters up, kept the cut out cards, the works.

    Then, when I got “older”, and away from wrestling and toys for a short time, I sold a medium sized purple garbage can (that I kept them in) full of them at a yard sale for 10 bucks. I still kick myself in the ass for that move.

    I would’ve loved to have had all of those guys still today.

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