WHAT: The Monster in My Pocket line spawned many promotional tie-ins during the 1990s, with figures being released in cereal boxes, fast food kids meals and as mail-away premiums. One of the more obscure promotional releases was a set of six Monster Wrestlers in My Pocket offered at fast food chain White Castle.
The overall style of the figures is similar to the MIMP wrestlers that saw a standard release in the U.K. However, the sculpts for the White Castle set are original and slightly smaller. They're also not as detailed, both in sculpting work and color. Each of the six figures has only one color paint over a flesh plastic base.
Here are the six characters, as listed on the paper insert that came with each of the figures:
- Sarge: cop-themed guy in a dark blue suit
- Stomper: a pig-like monster with light blue skin
- Bulldog: as the name implies, a dog guy. He's in red.
- Gargoyle: probably the one that looks most like a monster, in a purple suit
- Grunt: the wrestler in black. I'm not sure exactly what he's supposed to be. I guess just a generic monster brute
- Goonie: the wrestler in the green suit who looks like an ogre-type guy
WHERE: While the standard Monster Wrestlers in My Pocket came out in the U.K., these particular figures were exclusive to the U.S, as White Castle is an American fast food chain. The figures were available as toy prizes in kids meals called "Castle Meals."
WHO: Released by White Castle, with the Monster Wrestlers in My Pocket name/characters coming via Morrison Entertainment Group (as all releases under the MIMP franchise did).