In 1991 WCW had a line of figures released by the toy company Galoob. Galoob had major success with their A-Team and the hugely popular Micro Machines cars prior to making these figures. At the time the WWF's Hasbro toy line was dominating the popular toy market so WCW decided to release their own toy line.
The line had many figures to choose from and they were all the same size as the Hasbro figures. The Hasbro figures did not have many points of articulation and the WCW ones followed suit in an even more extreme fashion by not giving these figures any articulation what so ever! Many of the figures were not released in the UK and the UK variations had different ring attires and tag team packs were exclusively made for the UK.
|Superb Four Horsemen tag team pack exclusively made for the Uk|
|The WCW Galoob ring was a huge anti climax.|
The ring posts would implode on them selves after the elastic ropes were attached, the spring would just work when it wanted to and I ended up binning mine and using the red cage for my Hasbro ring. The Galoob WCW ring was a major disappointment after seeing what it could have offered if it would have worked properly.
Galoob also released a sound effects board to latch onto the ring as an extra part. After seeing how crap the ring was I (and many others I'm sure) would not part with any cash what so ever for a shit wrestling ring that doesn't work properly in the first place.
|Sting 14 inch tall Galoob Doll.|
One thing that Galoob did release which was superb, were the 14 inch giant action dolls. These dolls had great articulation and just looked awesome. They also released other dolls in this line which were Ric Flair, Lex Luger and Sid Vicious. These figures also came with rubber WCW belts.
|The Galoob WCW world title.|
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