Packaging - **1/2
This is pretty standard figure packaging. The colors are good, with
decent text and graphics, but it doesn't really stand out from the crowd.
Sculpting - ***
The bodies on this series are sculpted in the usual way, but the heads are
Real Scan. I'm not a huge fan of the technology, and I usually like sculpts
done by hand far better. But this does look like Jericho, and as Real
Scan jobs go it's pretty good.
The only negative to these
figures in general is the long, sculpted hair. It interferes with the
neck movement, and never looks quite right. Of course, the bald and
short haired characters don't have these problems, with the wrestlers like
Jericho it's an issue.
Paint - **1/2
The paint ops are decent, on the face, legs and the boom box. There's
a fair amount of detail, particularly around the eyes and mouth, and there's
very little slop or inconsistency in the lines.
The only really negative is the
inconsistency in the black on the legs and boots. One foot looks a
distinctly different shade of black.
Articulation - ***1/2
These figures don't have the bazillion of joints that some of the new Toybiz
stuff does, but they have all the joints a kid need to have a great
time. Neck, ball jointed shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, waist, knees
and ankles make Jericho able to hold lots of poses. The joints are
tight as well, which means that the figures stay in the pose, and stand well
on their own.
Accessories - **1/2
The figures in the Signature Jam series all come with a boom box.
This boom box plays their 'signature jam', of course! The box plays
well, it gives you about 30 seconds of song, and it looks fairly good.
It's a huge boom box, but he can carry it, although it looks a little goofy.
Value - **
Jakks produces some fairly decent quality figures at prices that are about
norm usually. But the signature jam set are more expensive - $10 at
TRU - due to the boom box. It's not a particularly good action figure
Overall - **1/2
Decent articulation, decent sculpting, with a relatively cool kid's type
accessory. There's lots of play value here, but at ten bucks a pop they're
on the expensive side.
Where to Buy -
I'd say just about any Toys R Us, Wal-mart or Target. I know that
the Signature Jam series 3 is definitely at TRU, but I haven't noticed them
at other bricks and mortar stores.