Pentagon Jr. was one of my favorites on Lucha Underground. Between the WWE Elite and AEW Unrivaled lThe dude was nuts, but I’d resigned myself to the fact I wasn’t getting figures of him unless he went to the WWE.
Thankfully Penta went to AEW and got fast-tracked to join the AEW Unrivaled line. This was one of my most anticipated figures so let’s see if I’ve got nothing to fear with this release.
Package: I love the gold foil and how it contrasts with the black base color, but Wicked Cool Toys really needs to enhance the overall presentation with bigger portraits on the sides and anything of value on the rear besides the large action shot of the figure’s attire and event reference.
Likeness: Pentagon has one of the cooler visuals of any modern wrestler and that translated well with the figure. It all starts with that incredible headsculpt.
It gets across the intensity and wildness of Pentagon. His mask has just the right amount of depth to allow his eyes and tongue to stand out. WCT didn’t shortcut any of the work with his outfit and sculpted all the patterns.
Scale: Pentagon Jr. is another short member of the AEW roster at 5’10.”
That puts him right around the same height as the Young Bucks (Nick at 5’11” and Matt at 5’10”) and Hangman Adam Page and Kenny Omega at 6’. The scale for these guys is pretty consistent since the majority of the roster is around the same height.
Paint: Wicked Cool Toys hasn’t had too much trouble with applying paint apps on their figures besides that pesky pals skin tone of the first wave. All of Pentagon’s tattoos came out crisp and the line work on his outfit is sharp.
The most impressive work is with his head sculpt, which is pretty flawless. Check out the detail work with his eyes.
That’s pretty true for most of the figure as well and whites and blacks are notoriously bad paint companions on figures as they are unforgiving in showcasing paint sprays and overruns. I do wish WCT added another coat of white paint along the torso area as the black of the plastic is still peeking through a little in both the front and back.
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Articulation: Like the other AEW Unrivaled figures, Pentagon Jr. has a great range of movements thanks to the line’s smart articulation scheme that allows him to pull off all of his moves like breaking arms and slingblades.
I wish the bodies allowed for a tad more range for a package piledriver.
Pentagon Jr. has:
- ball-jointed shoulders
- elbows (double-jointed)
- wrist hinge
- knees (double-jointed)
Accessories: Pentagon Jr. doesn’t get many accessories — just an alternate right hand. This line really needs to start packing more extras in their figures. Mattel is adding alternate head sculpts, sets of hands, cloth ring gear and an occasional weapon. One extra hand is not enough.
Worth it? I grabbed Pentagon Jr. for $20. The lack of accessories is becoming a problem as it’s not consistent even within the wave. See MJF and Hangman Page compared to Fenix and Pentagon. This line probably needs to be at $15 to provide a better value.
Rating: 9.5 out of 10
Pentagon is another very well done figure and a necessary addition to your AEW ranks. With a few more accessories, he’d be a better value although it’s still one of the Unrivaled line’s best offerings so far.
Where to get it? Walmart is the only game in town for these figures for now although Target has peg space up for them now. Series 2 seems to be getting restocked at a much higher clip in another encouraging sign. You could try Amazon at a “slightly” higher markup.