|If Hasbro had kept their toy line |
going through 1997, they would
have given the Sable figure the same
My mom apparently agreed too, giving my brothers and I not one but two Doinks over the years (though unfortunately, the second Doink was not patterned after Steve Keirn). This may have been due to the fact that Hasbro stopped producing new figures after 1994, leaving only the less popular, surplus figures on the shelves of Toys 'R' Us. Regardless, it was a good thing we did have two identical Doink figures, despite Jack Tunney's decree that there could only be one Doink in the World Wrestling Federation, because one of the Doinks would fall apart into a revolting heap of plastic parts (much like Joanie Laurer).
That brings me to a drawback of the Doink action figure: because of its spring-loaded arm and rotatable head, its upper body was hollow, making it relatively easy to come undone but next to impossible to reassemble with the springs in place. Even this drawback had its advantages, though, as a dismembered Doink had the potential for some truly horrific stunts (like the face Doink of 1994 and beyond, but horrific in a good way).
|It was very chilly when they took this picture.|
Pro: Based on Matt Borne.
Con: Not based on Steve Keirn.
Pro: Pretty, pretty hair.
Con: Figure falls apart with wear.
Pro: Limbs and head can be rearranged on disassembled figure.
Con: Fingers may break off, making Doink appear to be Matt Hardy under the makeup.