Friday, September 2, 2011

Sharkboy

I've never watched TNA wrestling so I'm not familiar with the Sharkboy character. For all I know he could be a jobber. But I did see an MTV documentary about prowrestling back in 2000 that talked to wrestling school students, one of which was working on developing his in ring persona: Sharkboy. So it's nice to see that he made it.


Of course that's not enough to get me to buy an action figure. What really sold me, aside from the $5 sale price, was his ridiculous/awesome costume. The luchador shark mask is worth the price of admission alone. Add in the name emblazoned across his tights like an 70's plastic apron that came with a cheap Halloween costume you bought from a drugstore. That is amazingly cheesy/ gaudy. It's like a stereotype of how a pro wrestler should look. How can you not love that.


And shockingly, it has amazing articulation. It's articulated like a Marvel Legend figure, with double joint knees. That makes Sharkboy seem like a very flexible wrestler.

4 comments:

  1. Sharkboy is great! Not for sure if he is still wrestling with TNA.

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  2. Last time I saw him he was doing a Stone Cold Steve Austin riff. For some reason.

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  3. He'd be great as a Black Manta goon, maybe get two or three for a mini-army.

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  4. OMG! His costume has teeth on its CROTCH!

    That raises some uncomfortable images.

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