I have three wrestling type figures that are marked SOMA on the insides of their knees but have no other markings. The are wearing capes that are metallic and have one color on the inside and one color on the outside. They also have some type of bands around their calves. The are built like HeMan figures and are the same size. They all three have pants on and wrestling boots. They also have makeup face paint on and some have tattoos on their chests. Any help in identifying this line would be appreciated.
Post by THE KNOCK-OFF MESSIAH on Jan 6, 2006 16:06:02 GMT -6
well theres not much to tell you really. they were made by some and are common soma molds from fantasy world. these usually sold through woolworths and other low price department stores like t.s.s. it's awesome that you have them in nice shape! i cant remember the name of the line but it was a really simplistic name. ive had a few of these in the past few years but moved them along to other collectors. they mostly find themselves in lots of he-man or generic toy lots. and never with theyre stuff. check out the thread about fantasy world here actionfiguresca.proboards43.com/index.cgi?board=Cartoons&action=display&thread=1127081789
Just picked up a set of these guys with their belts, but was wondering if anyone who has MOC versions of these guys can help match the right belt to the proper figure? The MOC pics above seem to have all different style belts than what I have. Could also use Jacky Lade's robe if anyone has one kicking around.
They were packaged with diff belts, the first ones were decal belts with the knee pads the later ones were printed belts. The ones pictured may actually be different from the ones I have also. I'll go investigate. Get the right robes on the guys Chad, it makes me sick looking at them all mis-matched.
I have piping hot information for everyone. I finally got my dirty lil' hands on a carded Soma wrestler, original issue! Woo! I have only seen release info for these guys as being from 1991, which seemed weird... But this guy is clearly labeled 1985, so that is one of my many, many Soma questions put to bed finally. Dig it;
Further, for some weird reason someone has written a date in marker on the back...7/16/86
Post by jwswrestlingmem on Mar 8, 2014 12:26:44 GMT -6
These and the Sparkle wrestlers are the only "bootlegs" that I really collect. They seemed to be the most well-made, had the best accessories, etc.
I started with these after finding Blue Berry in a dollar bin at a show. No accessories, but I love him because if he had blonde hair, it would be the closest thing to an "Exotic" Adrian Street figure. What's funny is that last spring, in a bucket of wrestling figure treasures that I got off of Craigslist, Blue Berry's jacket was in there.
He's a wrestler guy made by Soma in the 1980's up the the very early 1990's, packaged as either World Champion Wrestler (which came around 1985) or World Wrestler (that line seem scarcier).
Those line were re-use of the Fantasy World molds (a Masters of the Universe knock-off line made by Soma - notice the barely hidden bracelet, gladiator boots, fur speedos and belt) with a wrestling theme.
Post by kirkymonster1983 on May 16, 2015 22:23:17 GMT -6
I suppose it could be roman style armor that looks like a bare chest but the flesh tone color makes it look pretty weird. I think Nizard and Black Mask look really cool from whichever Soma line those characters came from.