AWA Remco Action Figure line

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The AWA Remco Action Figure line was an action figure toyline based on the wrestlers of the now defunct American Wrestling Association Promotion, or AWA. They were made by the toy company Remco from 1985 to 1986. The toys were made of a solid plastic pose, with moveable waists, legs, arms, and heads. Most came with accessories, from outfits to championship belts. This was actually the first line of wrestling figures available for sale in the United States, preceding the very popular WWF Wrestling Superstars line from LJN which also debuted in 1985.

This set is unique for releasing figures in 2 or 3 packs as opposed to single figure packs. the only figures available in single figure packs was the final series in the collection, the highly collectible Mat Mania series released in 1986.

The set has become increasingly valuable in recent years. The most common figures are the figures released the earliest, and the most sought after are the final series. Loose figures are valuable if they come with the original accessories. The Mat Mania series released in 1986 have been sold on eBay for anywhere from $400-$1200 MOC.

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The Complete Collection[edit]

Series 1 - 1985

Series 2 - 1985

Fight to the Finish 2 Packs with VHS Cassette

  • Steve Keirn vs. Curt Hennig

Series 3 - 1985

Rings and Accessories - 1985

  • Battle Royal Playset with 7 figures, included is either Curley Brown or Nasty Ned as the referee
  • Steel Cage Match Playset
  • 2nd Battle Royal Playset with 7 figures
  • Regular Ring
  • There were some VHS/Figure combo packs released that I have seen. Never seen them listed anywhere though.

Thumbsters - 1985

Championship Belt - 1985 Could hold up to 5 different figures

Power Slam Wrestling VCR Game - 1985

Series 4 - 1986

Re-Releases on Mat Mania Card - 1986

Mini Mashers - 1986 Came in a 12 pack, 8 pack or 4 pack with assorted AWA colored silicone plastic figures, 12 figures in all (Animal, Hawk, Scott Hall, Boris Zhukov, Stan Hansen, Shawn Michaels, Marty Jannetty, The Barbarian, Larry Zybszko, Ric Flair, and Nick Bockwinkel).