Someone Bought This: The Giant Gonzalez Hasbro figure is amazing and it can be yours!

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Giant Gonzalez Hasbro Figure

I stumbled upon this Giant Gonzalez Hasbro figure on Amazon.

Here’s a picture of the Amazon listing:

Giant Gonzalez Hasbro figure Amazon Screenshot

Several things crossed my mind immediately when I found this wonderful figure:

1. Someone (and possibly several people) at Hasbro and WWE said amongst themselves “Yes! That Giant Gonzalez guy is really going to connect with the kids! We must strike while the iron is hot and make an action figure of him! Surely this will make us millions!”.

I like how the figure is for ages 4 and up, because if you’re 4 years old, The Giant Gonzalez and Big Bird are pretty much the same thing, right?

Now I want to hear The Giant Gonzalez singing The ABC-DEF-GHI song in the worst way…

2. Check out the Item Title description! How much better would the NWO B-Team have been if they’d been lead by freakin’ Giant Gonzalez?!

Imagine him teaming up with Vincent taking on High Voltage on WCW Saturday Night! LICENSE TO GET RATINGS!

3. What? No spray-painted six-pack abs detailing? Truly a missed opportunity if ever there was one.

4. DOES COME WITH GIANT JAB REAL WRESTLING ACTION AS ILLUSTRATED! Take that, LJN!

5. I bet this sucker sold like hotcakes after The Giant Gonzalez turned face and then immediately left the WWF! I wonder if I can get a custom leather jacket and blue jeans for the figure somewhere?

6. Under $30 for a MINT ON CARD Giant Gonzalez figure? You’d better buy this sucker today before I do, Crappers! Buy one today! They’re guaranteed* to skyrocket in value over the next 20 years!

*NOTE: Not a legally-binding guarantee. Giant Gonzalez figure may depreciate in value comparable to the value of a used tissue. But at least it will look cool displayed on your fireplace mantle.

 

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20 Responses to "Someone Bought This: The Giant Gonzalez Hasbro figure is amazing and it can be yours!"
  1. Drew says:

    This is actually one of the better of the stiff, unplayable Hasbro figures. They were always a few years behind. I remember getting the Giant Gonzlaez and Samu figures for Christmas one year in the middle of the New Generation when both guys were gone for some time.

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      Or maybe your parents were cheap and just bought whatever figures were on the clearance rack. :) I seem to recall the Hasbros were actually fairly up to date and refreshed pretty regularly.

  2. John C says:

    Sweet I can buy this and create a dream match between him and the Jakks Giant Gonzalez figure. License to print mucho pesos.

  3. Drew says:

    I don’t know, man, I remember print ads for Mr Perfect, Papa Shango and heel Doink during the New Generation.

    • Scrooge McSuck says:

      WWF Magazine ran ads mid-way until the end of 1993 with the lineup featuring guys like Sid, Warlord, Ric Flair, The Anvil, and a host of other names LONG gone by the time 1994 was turning the corner.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I wasn’t sure whether this would even be real or not when I saw the title of the article.

  5. Scrooge McSuck says:

    I remember this series (Gonzales, Black and Silver Tights HBK, New look Jannetty, 2nd Bushwhackers, Headshrinkers) being readily available at my malls KB Toys (or whatever the chain was called). In the Fall-Winter of 1994. For $3.50 each (most figures were $6 in Toys R Us or Jamesway/Ames). I never saw them anywhere else. Other stores in my area either carried nothing or the series with the Steiners, Dibiase #3, etc. etc. (Purple Card?)

  6. Art0Donnell says:

    Giant Gonzalez’s figure was apparently so abundant on toy store shelves that my brothers and I ended up getting three of them for Christmas (two one year, one another year). Fortunately, using our imaginations and some spare Ninja Turtles accessories, we were able to put them to good use.

    http://art0donnell.blogspot.com/2012/11/figure-friday-giant-gonzalez-and.html

  7. ChrisV says:

    Not only were characters released far after the wrestlers were long gone from the WWF, but also the release dates were long delayed. The magazine listed when action figures were coming out, but they never showed up in stores on time.

    Then, there was the final set that never came out. It was supposed to feature 1-2-3 Kid, Adam Bomb, Ludvig Borga, the Smokin’ Gunns…and maybe a few more. Apparently some were released, but they never showed up in any stores near me.
    Ludvig Borga and Adam Bomb had been gone from WWF for, probably, about five years at that point…Kid was, I’m sure, Syxx in WCW by then.

    Oh, and the Nasty Boys were impossible to find. I found every figure, except the Nasty Boys. They were part if the set with Sid Justice, LOD, Virgil, etc.
    Maybe the Nasty Boys were just too popular, they couldn’t keep them on the shelves.

  8. Peter says:

    I have this. I threw him in the Million Dollar Corporation with Ted, IRS, and the Repo Man, because even Giant Gonzalez has a price, even if he has no pockets to put his money in.

  9. Preparation Triple H says:

    Does the figure come with an air-brushed ass crack?

  10. Alexandru says:

    28.95 ?!! What an absolute racket, and that was 90′s money.

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      The $28.95 price is what it’s selling for now from a seller on Amazon. It originally sold for something like $4 or $5 back in the early 90′s.

  11. BaltoJim says:

    The first time I saw El Torito, I thought he might be Giant Gonzalez’s illegitimate son. WWE should bring back the Giant and Fit Finlay as managers for the El Torito – Hornswoggle feud. LICENSE TO PRINT MONEY!!!

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