Last week’s contest was probably the first one to actually get a few incorrect guesses, though they all had a common theme.
Here’s one reader:
I had a flashback in my brain as soon as I saw this pic! Â I’m sure it’sÂ the Â Street Shark figureÂ Jawsome.Â I went and found this infoÂ “Street Sharks” is about crime-fighting half-man/half-sharks . It was produced byÂ DIC Entertainmentand aired from 1994 to 1995, originally as a part of theÂ Amazin’ AdventuresÂ lineup. How’s that work for ya?
A good guess, but not quite. But this reader has company. Another guess:
Is the figure in the picture a Street Sharks Night Fighters Stingshot Streex figure?
Keep up the jawsome work!
Is it a Moby Lick Street Sharks?
As you may have guessed by now, it is not a Street Sharks figure.
Four Poesters got it correct. The winner, chosen at random, was Poester and Power Pal Ben Leach:
It’s Sharkman from Legend of Sharkman, from Everbright Toys, I want to say from about 1995 or 1996, clearly an attempt to capitalize on the “success” (?) of Mattel’s Street Sharks.
I always thought it was more of a TMNT rip-off myself.
My favorite response was this one:
I believe this is a Shark Man figure! If memory serves, he was produced by Maui and Sons, a surf shop. I remember being very excited to find this at a Kaybee toy store, and bought a Shark Man right away because he represented local surf culture here in Hawaii. There were more figures shown on the card, but I don’t think they were ever made.
I have a reader in Hawaii!
While the Street Sharks guesses made perfect sense (I expected some), this is a Sharkman figure from the Legend of Shark Man line. There were a few figures in the line, none as awesomely badass as the Prawn. A tiny, forgotten, but surprisingly cool action figure line.
I nearly guessed a Street Shark myself, but I had to use google to even get the name of one of them, so I didn't enter; felt like cheating.
I had the metalhead shark with the guitar; it appealed to my inner stoner in a way no figure had since Mondo Gecko.
Also, I'll be sending some photos your way here in a moment. You, sir, are the best. I thank you.
Oh good, you got it!
Indeed I did, and it is magnificent. I'm currently loading a few pics to Flickr, but here's the full batch thus far (I only had an hour or so of daylight after work this evening, so more will definitely be forthcoming):
Thanks so much, man. That was beyond generous of you.
Glad you like him! You're very welcome.