My thoughts? Well, let me say I appreciate and respect what Figures Toy Company is doing here, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired.
Check out the following photos:
- "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin--The attire here does not look too bad, but that head is huge.
- ROH Ring--This is a big hit for me. Real canvas and real dimensions according to Figures Toy Co. I give them a thumbs up for this.
- The Briscoes--Head sculpts look good, but again are out of scale. The attires look weird and the proportions are all off.
- Figure Belts--This is something Jakks Pacific did as well in that they sold the belts separately from figures. These look fine and I like that you can just buy a set without figure hunting. This is another thumbs up.
- Jay Lethal--His head looks even bigger than Elgin's. The attire here isn't bad because it doesn't have a cloth shirt at least, but I wasn't 100% sure it was Lethal.
- Kevin Steen--Cloth shirt issue again, weird proportions again. The Mattel Kevin Owens figures look much better.
From my standpoint though I think these figures look awkward. The heads are out of scale for one thing. The other issue I have is that the attires do not look good at all. Part of this is my bias against the cloth shirts. I may be in the minority, but I prefer the molded plastic stuff. It fits a figure better and looks more natural at that scale. The figure just look strange. The head sculpts aren't bad, but everything else about them is just...off.
Again, I respect the effort here. I also like the idea of having another figure maker in the industry and all that, but I cannot sign off on the Ring of Honor figures at this point. They just don't look good and I am guessing they will be pretty pricey on top of that.