Jul 25, 2014
Bobby Hull: Hockey's Beefcake Boy
Well, the action figures were ok -- you could pretend that they were rescuing each other, or tied up face-to-face by the bad guy. And sometimes they had muscular chests under their clothes.
I didn't know who Bobby Hull was, but my cousins quickly informed me: a hockey player for the Chicago Black Hawks, who scored lots of goals and made lots of slapshots, whatever those were. In 1972 he moved to the Winnipeg Jets, where he stayed until he retired in 1979.
Here he's polishing his stick, but the phallic symbolism is obvious.