“ Brand: Jakks / Age: 8 Years+ „
I have a small collection of WWE action figures, all of which are still in mint condition in their packaging, never opened (yes said I know lol) and in my collection, I have the 2 pack set of Umaga and Jeff Hardy. This is a limited edition pack, and I am not too sure if it is still available to buy. I bought mine from Amazon for £19.99 and it may still be available on Amazon, so if you wish to buy one, have a look. If not there may be one available on Ebay.
The set comes with a Jeff Hardy figure, an Umaga Figure (R.I.P) and also a folding chair and a title belt. The box is made from cardboard and there is a clear plastic front moulded to fit the figures securley in the box without damaging or squashing them. There is a picture of Jeff Hardy next to his figure on the front of the box, and also there is a picture of Umaga on the front of the box next to his figure.
The figures themselves are actually pretty well made, and look very life like. Even the small details like tattoos and eye colors are perfect on these figures. The facial features are pretty spot on too. Obviously, I have no idea what these figures are like to play with, as I have not even opened the box, and never will do.
Personally I think these figures are brilliant, and are made very well. They are a proud part of my collection and I am glad to own them. Hopefully the value of them will go up in the future, what with the set being limited edition, and with the tragic passing of Umaga. Also Jeff Hardy is no longer with the WWE so this is a set that could easily be worth something some day.
If you are a collector of WWE Action Figures, then I totally recommend this limited Edition set, or if you want them for your children to play with, they are still good, but there is much cheaper ones you can buy for the same quality.
I bought this because I knew it was a limited edition WWE action set for £25 at wweshop.com (+£2.50 P&P), which is fairly expensive for a pair of action figures, but worth getting because there weren't many made.
One thing about both the figures is how realistic they look compared with the real wrestlers, something which I couldn't say before. For example, Umaga's face paint is very similar to the real life wrestler, likewise his tattoos on his arms and back, and Jeff Hardy's ring attire is very similar to his normal ring attire. However, they both seem to be the same height, although in real life this is not true, as Jeff Hardy is slightly taller. That said, they've done the actual body physique perfectly.
I didn't really see the point of them including the chair because it is rather flimsy and neither wresting figure can sit on it. However, the belt looks really cool, and whilst it fits around Jeff Hardy's waist perfectly, it doesn't on Umaga's unless you force it.
Having had this for over a year now, I'm still very impressed that there hasn't been any damage to any of the equipment (except for a slight dent on the chair but I don't really use it much anyway), and I feel that it was definitely worth the £25 I spent.
Overall, if you have a soft spot for wrestling action figures like me, I would recommend buying it (unless it was truly limited, and they no longer sell it!).
In the summer of 2007, "Jeff Hardy" and "Umaga" feuded for World Wrestling Entertainment's Intercontinental championship. The two would go on to showcase a series of enjoyable and watchable matches with Jeff Hardy ultimately securing the championship belt for himself and Umaga fading into mediocrity within the WWE. To commemorate this feud, Jakks released a two pack of action figures which were available as an Internet exclusive deal and required importing from the United States. This specific set of figures were not available in any retail shop. I can't quite remember what I paid for the set but do remember the shipping rate being astronomical as the item originated from the United States.
The figures come packaged in a clear plastic outer shell with steel blue WWE accents bordering the figures. The names "Jeff Hardy" and "Umaga" rest at each top corner respectively and a transparent photograph of each superstar is at the bottom corners. The package includes the two action figures themselves, a miniature intercontinental championship belt and an action figure sized plastic folding chair. I find the belt fits the Jeff Hardy figure nicely but it does seem to be a bit snug around Umaga's protruding waistline. The folding chair is also somewhat flimsy in its construction and to smoothly use it with the action figures required me to use my thumbs and forefingers to brace it within a wrestler's hands.
The detailing on these action figures is excellent. I find Umaga features a much better representation as the artist clearly went to great lengths to detail his tribal war paint splashed on his face. Umaga's facial expression is also characteristic of his in ring rage as he sports a clear angry expression. Jeff Hardy also reflects his television counterpart but I find this reflection is more in his attire. His wrist gauntlets, t-shirt and trousers all appear very similar to what he is known to wear in the wrestling ring. The bagginess of his trousers was well designed through a rippled effect within the plastic mould and my fingers can clearly feel a sort of rigid bumpiness as they run down the inseam. While this obviously isn't realistic to a true-to-life setting, it does look nice when displayed.
Each action figure keeps with a standard size which is just under 6" tall. I was able to use these figures other characters from other wrestling sets without any obvious issues. Their sizing matches up with other sets well and I didn't have any issues working body slams or other simulated throws. The figures appear very durable and I have yet to notice any obvious damage despite sending the figures into wrestling combat.
Overall, I like what this set had to offer me both as a fan and enthusiast. As I didn't agree with the conclusion to their television feud, I was able to re write my own history with Umaga mercilessly walloping Jeff Hardy using the included folding chair. The chair clearly shows some wear and tear but the figures have held up very well. I would happily recommend this play set to those interested in WWE action figures for collection or play purposes.