Someone Bought This: Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake foam clippers are a cut above the rest!

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Brutus The Barber Beefcake foam scissors

These Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake foam hedge clippers erm.. I mean “scissors” were sold at WWF live events in the early 1990′s.

The scissors even let you move the blades together!

These were the perfect gift for the young aspiring barbers (or gardeners?) in the WWF audience!

The image used above is courtesy of RadWrestling.com’s Foam Finger section (check out all the fantastic images of classic WWF/WCW Foam Fingers there along with lots of other cool classic wrestling merchandise!).

Did anyone Crappers have these foam scissors? Let us know in the comments section below!

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22 Responses to "Someone Bought This: Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake foam clippers are a cut above the rest!"
  1. John says:

    Considering how stupid someone would have to be for ever…everrrrrrrrrrrrr being a Beefcake fan you’d have to make any gimmick safe for their grubby paws to play with. For any 80′s slasher movie fan remember The Burning and how much fun it would have been if Brutus was on the boat and met up with the killer’s clippers.

    • theOneManChainGang says:

      Brutus “the Barber” Beefcake teaming up with George Costanza?!
      Can you imagine the amount of money they would draw?

    • 80's Guy says:

      To be fair, the Dream Team was decent back in the day, and the Barber gimmick was pretty damn fun. I enjoyed it as a kid and think Beefcake gets too much slack for being Hogan’s buddy and the Disciple debacle. There was a bright spot early on, before becoming the “man of a thousand gimmicks”.

    • RedArmyCats says:

      Hey, I was a big Brutus Beefcake fan when I was a kid. My neighborhood buddies and I used to wrestle in the shed in a backyard, and I was always the Barber. This was back around 88 or so. My dad used to say the day I started watching wrestling was the last time he ever saw his hedge clippers. Most definitely because of my being a Barber fan, all the kids in my neighborhood that were smaller than me spent about three full years with terrible looking haircuts.

      • The Doctor of Style says:

        “My dad used to say the day I started watching wrestling was the last time he ever saw his hedge clippers.”

        Just for making this sentence possible, Ed Leslie is immortal.

  2. Dave says:

    I never understood why anyone thought Beefcake was a draw. (Well, I do, he was buddies with Hogan) But when I go back and watch old Superstars episodes, I swear, he’s on at the very least every other episode, if not every one. So I’m sure there were quite a few young marks who ate this up.

    • Greg says:

      I remember the crowds popping HUGE for Beefcake back in his heyday. Hell, I liked him, too. He had a pretty unique gimmick overall, and he certainly wasn’t the worst worker in the world. Only later would I find out about his toadying to Hogan, but he was still a pretty solid mid-carder in the WWE cartoon era.

      • cavalier says:

        You may have hit the nail on the head. He was a solid mid-carder but was pushed beyond his ability.

  3. Stunt Granny says:

    When I was younger, I found the antics of The Barber to be quite amusing.

  4. Nolo King says:

    I much preferred him as the Booty Man, lawls!

  5. drsmooth says:

    My parents bought me some real hedge clippers. Not only were they cheaper than the foam ones but they were useful too! I still have them today.

  6. john says:

    My dad created and designed this toy for the wwf.

    For the record, they opened and closed.

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      Interesting. The ones I remember seeing at a WWF house show in the early 90′s didn’t.

      • John says:

        Odd…here they are ay my house in original packaging.

        https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7992701/wwf.jpg

        • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

          Cool! Okay, I’m either misremembering and wrong (likely!), or they re-designed them later to not move. Thanks for sharing the picture!

          • John says:

            Interesting…well we signed the deal with the WFF very shortly before Brutus had his accident. They sold 5,000 in an arena he wasn’t even wrestling at. We were counting our money! lol.

            Once he got hurt, he never wrestled again…yes he came back briefly, but it wasn’t enough.

            Shame. But makes a great story! :D

            Glad to see some people still have/remember them.

            John

  7. Anonymous says:

    I actually think these are pretty cool.

  8. The Scanian Maniac says:

    While I loved Brutus the Barber Beefcake as a kid, there is a thing I can’t fathom as an adult:

    When Beefcake had won a match he started clipping the opponent’s hair while he was knocked out from the sleeper. He would then wake up his opponent by stomping or hitting him in the back, and hold a mirror in front of his face so he could see what Beefcake did to his hair.

    But who wakes up by getting kicked and hit even more?

    How could the audience eat that up?

  9. Baru says:

    Hey I could see myself wanting these as a 10 year old kid back then. After-all, i once convinced my parents to buy me a foam Hacksaw Duggan 2×4!

  10. patricko says:

    Beefcake was the king of saturday morning wrestling in the late 80′s. Squash matches made a lot of mediocre workers look pretty good, back in the day. He did a great slingshot move into cornerposts in his bigger matches. It was not something we’d see every day, for sure.
    Mr. Perfect sold for him like a champ, and made him look great, and we were psyched to see the IC belt change hands, when it was clear that’s where the WWF was headed. Until the accident.

    We didn’t even mind his purple tights with holes sewn into them, or his lame-ass finished. As a “smart” college kid, I never had much use for sleeper hold finishers. Beefcake and DiBiase were both using them at the same time, and they were just boring to watch.

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