Friday, March 16, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
The Badass Women of World Wrestling Entertainment by Mattel
I have both fond and frightening memories of female entertainment wrestling. These are all centered around G.L.O.W., the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling which crept into my television watching schedule in the late 80's to both fascinate and scar me. It doesn't help matters that my most prominent mental image of this show was an outrageously made-up Mimi-Bobeck-type character that would grab her opponents legs and bite them. It seemed like American Gladiators on acid, but that didn't stop me from tuning in for more. A few years ago I started noticing a great explosion in the quantity and quality of wrestling figures in the toy aisles. I'm not quite sure why the popularity increased, but I quickly realized that Mattel had acquired the toy license from Jakks Pacific and the female figures suddenly looked amazing. I'm not a fan of wrestling, but these figures really appealed to me and over time I found myself owning four tough little ladies.