Someone Bought This: WWF Slam Cam digital camera

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WWF Slam Cam

From the late 1990’s it’s the WWF Slam Cam digital camera made by Jakks Pacific.

WWF Slam Cam in box

WWF Slam Cam camera with disc and case

Here’s the official product description and system requirements:

The World Wrestling Federation figured that just watching their “brashing brawlers” on television isn’t enough for their fans. Watching them slam and bam each other for your entertainment just doesn’t cut it. You want to be in the ring. You want to see what it looks like to have Steve Austin’s head in a vice, and you want photos to prove it. Well, now you can get it.

The WWF Slam Cam Digital Camera and CD-ROM allow you to place yourself in the thick of all the sweat, heat, and primitive behavior the WWF lives for. And, boy, is it fun! After installing the Slam Cam’s software on your computer, hooking up the included camera, and accessing the included CD, the world of “professional” wrestling is yours.

The three steps are: 1. Aim the Slam Cam and shoot as with a regular camera. 2. Transpose your digital images into an array of preformatted scenes with WWF wrestlers. 3. Save your images, and then print them or e-mail them to your roughhousing loved ones. That’s all there is to it.

To access the Slam Cam CD-ROM, which features Photo Suite and MGI’s award-winning software, you must be running Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0 with a minimum of 32 MB of RAM (64 MB is preferable) and 90 MB of disk space. A standard 28.8 modem or higher is required, and video and sound cards are recommended.

So yet again; just like with the Interactive Stone Cold Steve Austin figure that we’ve already covered; if you were a Mac user; then tough luck, pal because you weren’t going to get to use this camera!

Did any of you Crappers have this? Was it fun to play around with? This is one of those toys that I always wanted to buy but never bothered to actually get.

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18 Responses to "Someone Bought This: WWF Slam Cam digital camera"
  1. Jay "The Brain" Mann says:

    I remember having a different version of that program… man, I used that as my own version of Photoshop before I knew what Photoshop was!

    I might actually put this on my wishlist. Hopefully it doesn’t break my Windows 8 laptop.

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      I kind of doubt it works on Windows 8, but I guess you could find out.

      • Jay "The Brain" Mann says:

        Got it for my birthday today, and here’s the good news: the Photo Slam software it comes with works on Windows 8! Bad news: the camera requires a 9 volt battery and the thing you need to grab the pictures you take (all SIX of them) requires a 9 pin slot, which my laptop doesn’t have. The instruction manual has some odd errors in it, and it’s not made by Jakks, it’s by Toymax. Also, the “favorite ring announcer” in the Photo Slam program sounds oddly like Scott Stanford.

  2. gutterhippo says:

    I have this, got it at KB Toys for 3 bucks, and there’s a reason it was that price. Those were some grainy, pitiful pictures, and if I recall correctly, the thing could only hold 3 or so pictures. But, I guess, what else would you expect for a toy of the times? They could put out a fairly cheap camera/photo editor now that I think would function and sell pretty well.

  3. Trench Reynolds says:

    My son had this when he was younger, We put the face of our Jack Russel Terrier on HHH’s body. Let me tell ya, it was a perfect fit.

  4. Madman MadmanM Szalinski says:

    I had it when I was in high school. Even by 1999 standards, this thing had the WORST picture quality in existance. This thing makes 240p YouTube look like HD. And the “software” barely worked on a good day..

  5. bret_owen99 says:

    I bought this on clearance for around 5 dollars. The camera didn’t work, but the program did. I could insert pictures I took with a ‘real’ camera, and the program would recognize them. That was fun, and worth about 5.

  6. Tough Talk Tony Spencer says:

    My best friend owned one of these and we made campaign posters for my run as senior class president. P.S. I won.

  7. James S says:

    I remember it being around, but I thought it was really stupid.

  8. Autrach Sejanoz says:

    I remember watching WWF Superstars one time, & seeing a behind-the-scenes look behind the commercial for this product featuring Road Dogg, Big Bossman & Debra.

    Bossman: “I was considering doing this ad for free, but…”
    Dogg: “You’re ALWAYS doing stuff for free, man! What are you talking about?”

  9. Andrew says:

    I got this too, I think I got it at Kmart, it was already in there reduced section when it came out. it took horrible pics. I also got a later version that you were supposed be able to use as a webcam, and it to was horrible.

  10. Handsome B. Wonderful says:

    Crap I remember this. My auntie got it for my 11th birthday. I remember using it for about a week and not being able to figure out how it works. I’m pretty sure I’ve still got the actual camera somewhere.

  11. Boffo97 says:

    This was actually my first digital camera back in the day… grainy as all get out though.

  12. Tommy B Rude says:

    To be fair, paul, nothing worked on Macs back then. Developers had to pay Apple licensing fees if they wanted to make support drivers for MacOS, and their share of the PC market was even worse than it is today. You might as well do a write up of an SNES game and complain that it didn’t run on the playstation.

  13. Deepthroat Ghoul says:

    The Attitude Era Podcast did a Gamesmanship video on WWF Photoslam:


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