Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus aka Jurassic Express currently reign supreme as the AEW tag team champions. They’ve been a steady presence in the AEW ranks and are starting to get some memorable matches and feuds on their resume.
Packaging: Yep. There’s absolutely nothing new here. Jazwares really could use a packaging overhaul with better bios that actually have some details and information on the characters.
Some better identification along the sides and some form of stats and bio on the back is overdue at this point.
I do love the swank gold and black color scheme and the big character portraits on the front.
Likeness: Of Jurassic Express, Luchasaurus is gonna get a lot of buzz, but Jungle Boy is really phenomenal. Jazwares went with a slimmer body for him to more accurately reflect his physique.
Jungle Boy isn’t a heavyweight. It felt like Jazwares didn’t want to make Sammy Guevera too slim to that figure’s detriment.
Jungle Boy is slender and Jazwares nailed it. Then there’s the head sculpt, which is one of the best likenesses in the line. It perfectly captures his focused intense expression and his sideburns are outstanding. His wristbands and boots convey the leather-like material he uses.
Luchasaurus is such a great looking figure. His mask has all the detail with the scales and horns, combined with the tongue sticking out and long beard and braid make him a real eye-catching figure.
Tremendous head sculpt aside there’s other elements Jazwares nailed with Luchasaurus’ look like sculpting the belt and skirt piece and getting the long kick pads with his unique boots with the toes visible under the scaly material.
Then there’s the laced-up gauntlets and the painted nails.
His look embodies an action figure anyway and Jazwares did excellent work with him.
Scale: Luchasaurus is 6’5″ so he’s taller than most of his opponents in the tag team division. Jungle Boy is much shorter at 5’11” placing him right along the same height as the 5’10” Fenix and Matt Jackson.
Jazwares is improving on their scale and the discrepancy between the two is exactly what I’d like to see in terms of height and weight.
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Paint: Luchasaurus has a lot of paint applications. There’s the gold in the mask.
The different shades of green in the mask, braids, beard and tongue. All of his tattoos are covered, and the detail work on the belt/skirt piece as well as his scale pattern tights.
This is a heavy degree of paint apps and is definitely a stellar job from Jazwares.
Jungle Boy is far less interesting in this regard but give Jazwares credit for adding a light brown wash to his hair to get that two-tone look across.
The leathery material for his gauntlets and boots has a speckled brush pattern for subtle detail you might miss seeing him from a distance.
Articulation: Luchasaurus is a bruising striker that will occasionally toss in some aerial moves like a standing moonsault and a crescent kick.
Jungle Boy is far more athletic utilizing a series of twists, spins and flips to keep his opponents disoriented.
His slimmer build allows him to pull off the various dropkicks, dives and springboard arm drags without any problem.
Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus have:
- ball-jointed shoulders
- elbows (double-jointed)
- wrist hinge
- knees (double-jointed)
Accessories: Both guys don’t come with much by way of accessories. They come with a swappable set of clutching hands. Given the option, I’d rather Jazwares go with fists.
Worth it? The Unrivaled figures are still available for $20. How long will that last as seemingly every other line sees price hikes? Given the lack of accessories, they definitely don’t need to go beyond the current price point.
Rating: 10 out of 10
This is a great pair of figures showing how special Jazwares can be with this line. Luchasaurus is a standout thanks to the toyetic design, but Jungle Boy is also tremendously well executed.
Where to get it? Target and GameStop seem to be the main retail outlets for the line. They’re still not at the wide saturation point that they’re readily available on Amazon. Secondary resellers have Jungle Boy here and Luchasaurus here.