|Yes, I like Kamala|
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Of course, the title for this blog is a bit (a lot) of an exaggeration, but I thought it was punny so I went with it. I recently came across this article, The 15 Rarest Wrestling Action Figures Worth a Small Fortune. It caught my eye because when I was growing up, I had many of the LJN WWF figures. But because I was a kid, I tore into them and had my own super cards. Only in my federation could SD Jones body slam Andre the Giant. But I digress.
|A few of my figures|
|The rare Kamala|
I ran to my closet, riffled through The Million Dollar Man, Doink the Clown, Giant Gonzales, and Texas Tornado to find Kamala at the bottom of the heap. I looked him over and yes it was indeed in the same yellow package as the one I had seen online. Then I took a closer look.
|Stars and moons...|
It's all about that belly paint. The yellow crescent moon is where you'll find the green. Apparently, when Hasbro produced the figure in 1993, they made Kamala's moon a star. But there were a few that were done with the proper moon. My Kamala has a star moon and is probably worth about what I paid for it more than 20 years ago.
There's plenty of speculation as to why the company made the moon look different, including avoiding gimmick infringement because James Harris owns the Kamala gimmick. Tweaking the moon to a star protected Hasbro I suppose. According to the article, there are only two dozen of these rare figures out there. Sadly, I am not the owner of one, but it's cool. I'll keep my Kamala the way he is, mint on the card and ready to rumble.