It took me a while to put together the full set of AEW Unrivaled Series 5. At first I tracked down all of the figures except the "new" versions of Hangman Adam Page and Jon Moxley, part of a decision to collect only one of each new character. But with those two or without them, there's still quite a bit of meat on the bone here. Let's take a closer look, shall we?
Kicking off the line are SCU and Jurassic Express. Or at least, two-thirds of each unit.
SCU are a bit underwhelming - they're both fairly generic in real life, so their figs reflect that. Scorpio Sky comes with a sleeveless hoodie which, by removing his head, I was able to take off for some of these photos. I had a much tougher time with Frankie Kazarian, however. Like, I really couldn't remove his ring jacket. And while it's the better of the two jackets (complete with "This is the worst town..." logo on the back) keeping it on him really limits Kazarian's arm mobility. Kaz's face scan looks "off" at first, but on closer inspection, it's actually pretty accurate. Each SCU member comes with an AEW Tag Team Championship, commemorating their run as the first tag team champions. Cool.
Jurassic Express are both in-freaking-credible! Jungle Boy is ridiculously scrawny (more so than even Brandi Rhodes in this series), but it's faithful to the wrestler himself.... so 10 out of 10 for accuracy. Even his long hair is a unique feature and really makes the figure pop. He comes with removable hands because.... I guess they had to give the figure a little something extra.
Luchasaurus is definitely the MVP of this series and possibly the best AEW Unrivaled figure to date. He's so incredibly detailed, from his dinosaur mask to all of his colorful tattoos. They even managed to fit in his "footie sneakers" or whatever you call them, which is a nice, unique touch. His hands even have green fingernails, giving you the full Jurassic look. He also comes with a spare set of hands, as if anyone needs them.
Hangman Adam Page is an improvement on his Series 2 figure, though not dramatically so. He comes with a bandana over his face, updated trunks, extra hands and both a shot glass and pitcher of beer. It's not bad, but hardly a game-changer.
It took me a few minutes to compare Jon Moxley's figure with his Series 2 because they are incredibly similar. The head scan is slightly different (no scar on his forehead), the camo pants have more color in them, he's wearing a ring on his right hand and amazingly... the figure is slightly shorter in Series 5 (this was due to complaints of his debut AEW figure being disproportionately tall). But other than that, it's almost exactly the same. Both even come with the same "MOX" leather vest and AEW Championship.... so most people probably don't need both figures in their collection, and both are equally decent.
Is this the best AEW Unrivaled series to date? Probably not. But there are no real losers in the bunch.