Someone Bought This: Hasbro shows a little skin(ner)

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WWF Skinner Hasbro figure

All right! It’s an action figure of Skinner!

I just love that someone at WWE and someone at Hasbro came together and collectively decided that “Yes! We need to make an action figure of Steve Kern as swamp-dwelling Skinner! The kids will love it!”.

In case you’re wondering, the “Gator Breaker” move they so proudly advertise on the package is where you lift up his spring-loaded arm and it comes down hard, smacking the other figure on the head, sending it crashing to the mat (or your bedroom floor if you don’t have the Official WWF Hasbro Ring).

It’s truly an innovative and intense technical maneuver that won Skinner plenty of matches throughout his storied career.

Or perhaps not…

At least he does come with non-removable hat as illustrated.

But the best thing about Skinner and his figure is that he reminds me of Torgo from the horror classic “Manos: The Hands Of Fate”. 

Torgo from Manos- The Hands Of Fate

The resemblance is uncanny!

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4 Responses to "Someone Bought This: Hasbro shows a little skin(ner)"
  1. Sean Bateman says:

    We need a Skinner vs Torgo match!

    • Al Boondy says:

      Would’ve been a great entry in the “Greatest Night in the History of Our Sport” subsection of WrestleCrap … Alas, a segment gone too soon!

  2. John C says:

    This wasn’t even Steve Keirn’s first trip to the rodeo with an action figure. In the mid 80’s Remco released a Fabulous Ones tag team pack featuring Mr. Keirn and Stan Lane. The gator would come later.

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