Cool Stuff: Zac Efron As Kevin Von Erich Gets An Official Iron Claw Action Figure From A24

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Written By Sedoso Feb

Efron’s beefy wrestling figure may not look a lot like him, but most wrestling figures from the 1980s look like the result of a witch’s curse and melted plastic, so I’m quite endeared by the very intense eyes and stiff hair. He’s gonna look great on my own shelf of wrestling figures, right next to my vintage Ric Flair with dead eyes and twice the thigh thickness than the Nature Boy ever had in real life. This new figure is also a great collector’s item for anyone else who has been following Efron’s career for decades, and might already own his earlier figures.

That’s right, Zac Efron has been transformed into a toy before “The Iron Claw,” as Disney partnered with Mattel to put out Troy Bolton dolls for “High School Musical,” “High School Musical 2,” and “High School Musical 3.” All of them have terrible hair and don’t really look like Efron, just some weird styling on an existing Ken doll face mold. 

The real winner though is when New Line Cinema partnered with Play Along Toys for a line of “Hairspray” dolls, because their take on Efron’s Link Larkin actually looks like him, complete with a cute lil’ 1960s front curl.

The back of the A24 figure features a character row at the bottom which theoretically implies that there would be more figures, but given how expensive it is to make custom face molds for figures, it’s unlikely that there will be more toys made, so I will just have to continue pining over the David Von Erich figures custom toy modders make online since he’s never gotten an official release. And as depressing as it is, Kevin being sold by himself is thematically appropriate.

The figure will be available for pre-order through the A24 shop next month.

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