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The LJN like Hasbro Sgt Slaughter 8 inch Wrestling Figure.
Just as Hulk Hogan returned to the WWF in January 1984 and beat the Iron Sheik for the world Championship, Sgt. Slaughter was set to be alongside him as one of the top baby faces in the WWF.
Arguably as popular as Hogan and some of his MSG matches with the Iron Sheik are considered classics, the sky was the limit... that was until opportunity knocked outside the squared circle.
In late 1984, a lawyer for the Hasbro toy company offered Sgt Slaughter an amazing opportunity to be the 1st living GI Joe in the company’s history by developing an action figure, as well as making him a character in their cartoons.
Unfortunately, for him, Vince McMahon already had a deal with the LJN toy company and any use of his image would create a lawsuit between Hasbro and LJN. In fact they started to work on a figure based on a newly discovered mold from an ex LJN employee.
Faced with being a professional wrestler for the upstart WWF or being the face of the Iconic GI Joe Toy line, Sgt Slaughter left the WWF and started working for Hasbro with his character debuting in 1985.
The WWF with The Rock and Wrestling Connection and GI Joe with Sgt Slaughter started to define the 80's. The GI Joe line was a huge success and in 1987 the 1st wave of WWF action figures finally hit the market and made a huge impact.
Knowing the WWF’s 80’s boom in 1987, and the LJN line subsequently peaking in popularity that same year, Hasbro decided to capitalize on it – not to mention Slaughter’s popularity from the G.I. Joe brand – by creating an 8″ Sgt. Slaughter rubber figure that closely resembled the LJN series.
The figure was available via mail-order (and came in bubble wrap as opposed to branded packaging), and was blatantly marketed by Hasbro as an LJN figure, with the ad showing the Slaughter figure standing victorious over the LJN figures.
The LJN "HASBRO" is one of the most sought after wrestling figures on the collectible market selling upwards of $500 dollars. Even damaged samples sell for $100's of dollars. #hasbro#wwe#wwf#AWA#sgtSlaughter#hulkhogan#GIJOE#RobertRemus#USMC#mego#mikesdeadformats#mikekalesbeakidagain