Packaging - **1/2
The package is a large convex plastic bubble glued to a standard card with
J-Hook. Pretty simple but just right for this item. It had some nice
colorful graphics and a photo of the real man. The large bubble allows for
full viewing of the figure, so much so, that all the positives and
negatives (that I'll be listing) were pretty much visible without opening
the package. I don't know if purist would be able to open this without
damaging the card. Personally, I love shredding my packages to free my
Sculpting - ***1/2
This is the best part of the figure. The 'Real Scan' technology that Jakks
uses on its wrestling figures is improving all the time. When the scale is
increased to 1/6 scale the detail gets even better. The company has
really captured the likeness of the man. The photo does not do justice to
Jakks matched their sculpting ability with their painting ability on the
head. The rest of the body has no painting or shading. However, the head's
painting is on par with 21st Century and catching up to Dragon.
The figure sports 8+ points of articulation. I say 8+ because besides the
8 decent joints (neck, shoulders, waist, thighs, wrists) he also has
Barbie-like rubber over ratchet joints in his elbows and knees. He's
capable of holding a few poses but the mobility in the elbows and knees
only allow about a 25-degree range of motion. Jakks did do a good job of
the muscle sculpting on his arms and body, and that's the only thing that
helped him keep a decent rating in this category.
He comes with a black t-shirt with logo, jean
shorts and boots. The shirt and shorts have Velcro closures on the back
and overall are passable...barely. The worst part of the entire set is his
huge clod-hopping boots. He needs them to cover the oversized freakish
feet they gave him but even so, the boots are thick plastic that are loose
fitting and take away from the other positives of the figure. Another
negative is the lack of any accessories. I mean c'mon guys…a
championship belt, beer can or some little token would be nice here!
Factor - ** ½
Toys are meant to be taken from the package and they are meant to be
played with. This boy is thick and solid and will take a beating if the
kids get to play with him, but those who are looking for realism may want
to look elsewhere.
Capabilities - ** ½
I know a lot of 1/6 collectors like to make
their own custom figures so I added this blip. The head sculpt is a ***
but the rest of the body is a *. The head is mounted on a high neck so
finding a matching body donor may be difficult but if anyone could find
one, they'd have one bad looking dude. The body is such a hulking mass
that finding any clothes to fit him would be virtually impossible. Note
the body comparison to the nude Dragon Shane figure.
I picked him up for $15 at K-Mart. Non wrestling fans may think this is a
bit high when compared to the carded GI Joes and 21st Century guys of
similar cost but with better articulation. What can I say? I'm a wrestling
fan and finding a great looking head sculpt like this made my day.
As an action figure collector I can only give this guy a ** 1/2, but I
know wrestling fans (like me) will want him based on his individual merits
and will like him anyway and rate him higher!