Sunday, February 10, 2013

Koko B. Ware Wrestling Superstar from LJN WWF Series 4

Koko B. Ware. I'll let that sink in ..... Yes, Koko B. Ware. The Birdman himself and his pet Macaw named Frankie. LJN released Mr. Ware with the the fourth series of Wrestling Superstars in 1987. All things considered, the man who would eventually become the "Jobber to the Stars" is immortalized pretty nicely as an 8" rubber action figure.
 
Overall, the figure is great ! Great paint, lots of detail on his jacket, and posed so that you could pull off a lot of different wrestling moves.


Check out Frankie ! An accessory that got a lot of attention and paint !!


Frankie can perch on Koko's finger ! Lots of style ! He looks great !


Even the sides of his tights got a paint app ! How's that for detail !


Koko B. Ware got a big push when he first debuted in the WWF. Instantly I liked his high flying moves and style. His gimmick is kinda lame but back then in the WWF, all of them were. I couldn't wait to get this figure when he came out and I used him constantly. Yes, Koko wound up jobbing a lot, but in my Tag Team ranks he usually found a place. I teamed him up and pushed his team to Tag Team Title status many a time. C'mon, with a flashy jacket and moves like his he is bound to get a lot of attention. I left Frankie in the accessory box where he belonged ........
 
Got something to add ? All are welcome to leave a comment !

8 comments:

  1. The Bird Man! He was also known as Stagger Lee and Sweet Brown Sugar for a time and was part of a heel team called the "P.Y.T.'s" with Norvell Austin.

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    1. And as tag partner to the late Owen Hart as the team High Energy !

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    2. If memory serves me correctly, Koko did a quick stint as the Blue Blazer before Owen's accident.

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  2. So who did you tag him up with? I never had Koko till recently...

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    1. He mostly jobbed when teamed up with Cprl. Kirchener. His biggest success came with the JYD as the technical guy with JYDs power. His best partner was Ricky the Dragon Steamboat. They could fly all over the ring, gave quite a run to The Hart Foundation for the titles !

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    1. Thanks ! Koko is one of the most fun figures in the line !

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