The AWA Remco Action Figure Line was an action figure toyline based on the wrestlers of the now defunct American Wrestling Association Promotion, or AWA. They were made by the toy company Remco from 1985 to 1986. The toys were made of a solid plastic pose, with moveable waists, legs, arms, and heads. Most came with accessories, from outfits to championship belts. This was actually the first line of wrestling figures available for sale in the United States, preceding the very popular WWF Wrestling Superstars line from LJN which also debuted in 1985.
This set is unique for releasing figures in 2 or 3 packs as opposed to single figure packs. the only figures available in single figure packs was the final series in the collection, the highly collectible Mat Mania series released in 1986.
The set has become increasingly valuable in recent years. The most common figures are the figures released the earliest, and the most sought after are the final series. Loose figures are valuable if they come with the original accessories. The Mat Mania series released in 1986 have been sold on eBay for anywhere from $400-$1200 MOC.
Referee's Nasty Ned and Curly Brown heads were redesigned using the 1982 Remco Lost World of the Warlord MIKOLA and MACHISTE 6" Action Figures.
The Complete Collection
Series 1 (Yellow Banner)- 1984
Series 2 (Red Banner)- 1985
- Gagne's Raiders - Greg Gagne & Curt Hennig (Gagne has two different head-sculpts and both figures came with three alternative camouflage patterns, 2-pack includes free sticker)
- The Long Riders - Bill Irwin & Scott Irwin (both Riders came with a white robe, helmet and glasses, helmets will vary including one closed cap and one open cap, body variants include muscular or flabby body and Scott Irwin had a black vest over his white robe, 2-pack includes free sticker)
- Rick Martel vs. Baron von Raschke (Martel includes a white collar-less jacket, von Raschke includes a red robe and black belt, 2-pack includes free sticker)
- Larry Zbyszko vs. Ric Flair (Zbyszko includes a red collared jacket, Flair includes a white robe, 2-pack includes free sticker)
Series 3 (3-Packs) - 1985
- The Road Warriors & Paul Ellering (Road Warriors include black chaps and collars, Ellering includes screen printed shirt, 3-pack includes Ringside Interview, a print variant in black and blue ink)
- "Gorgeous" Jimmy Garvin, Steve Regal, & their Valet Precious (Garvin variants include muscular or flabby body, Precious includes spray can, 3-pack includes Ringside Interview, a print variant in black and blue ink)
- The Fabulous Freebirds - Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy, & Buddy Roberts (Gordy variants include a muscular or flabby body with a secondary paint variant for the muscular body for single and double lined socks, Gordy include red vest, Hayes includes blue/red jacket, Roberts includes blue/red jacket, 3-pack includes Ringside Interview, a print variant in black and blue ink)
Fight to the Finish 2 Packs with VHS Cassette
- Steve Regal vs. Curt Hennig
- Buddy Roberts vs. Greg Gagne
- Michael Hayes vs. Rick Martel
Series 4 (Black Cards)- 1986
Greatest Grudge Matches 2 Packs
Rings and Accessories - 1985
- Allstar Wrestling Ring (Wood ring base)
- Battle Royal Playset with 7 figures (Cardboard ring base figures include Road Warriors Animal & Hawk, the Fabulous Ones Stan Lane, and Steve Keirn, Rick Martel, Baron von Raschke, and a referee. Referee variants include Curley Brown, Nasty Ned, or Dick Woehrle. The playset also includes a $100,000 "Winner Take All" Playcheck, Battle Royal Poster, and AWA Interview Booklet Playset includes 3 title belts)
- 2nd Battle Royal Playset with 7 figures (Cardboard ring base figures include Ric Flair, Larry Zbyszko, the Fabulous Ones Stan Lane and Steve Keirn, Rick Martel, Baron von Raschke, and a referee. Referee variants include Curley Brown, Nasty Ned, or Dick Woehrle. The playset also includes a $100,000 "Winner Take All" Playcheck, Battle Royal Poster, and AWA Interview Booklet Playset includes 3 title belts)
- Steel Cage Match Playset (Plastic ring base, includes updated plastic ring posts, turnbuckles, steel cage walls, corner clips, door lock, and two forks)
Thumbsters - 1985
Championship Belt - 1985
Could hold up to 5 different figures
Power Slam Wrestling VCR Game - 1985
Series 5 (Single Card Release) - 1986
Mat Mania (All Mat Mania figures are stamped with All Star Wrestling)
Re-Releases on Mat Mania Card
Mini Mashers - 1986
Came in a 12 pack, 8 pack or 4 pack with assorted AWA colored silicone plastic figures, 12 figures in all: Animal, Hawk, Scott Hall, Boris Zhukov, Stan Hansen, Shawn Michaels, Marty Jannetty, John Nord, Larry Zybszko, Ric Flair, Curt Hennig, and Nick Bockwinkel.
Series 1 (Remco Powertown Wrestling Release) - TBD
Relativity Worldwide/PowerTown Wrestling, makers of professional Wrestling action figures, acquired the rights in 2022 from Buzz IQ to utilize the Remco Toys logo and brand for a new line of retro wrestling action figures.
Announced Series 1 Remco Powertown All-Star Wrestling action figures (AWA) from Powertown will include: