I hate to be that guy–you know the one–but the cover for the new issue of Toyfare has a major mistake on it:
Here we see the B.J. Penn figure from Jakks Pacific’s UFC line choking out the Chuck Liddell figure from the same line. The problem is that Penn and Lidell fight in different weight classes–Liddell is the former UFC light heavyweight champion, while Penn is the current UFC lightweight champion (and former welterweight champion). So, while in the early days of the UFC, it was perfectly acceptable for fighters in different weight classes to fight one another (hello, Royce Gracie), these days, Penn and Liddell would never fight in a sanctioned match. You fail, Toyfare.
All kidding aside, Jakks has done an awesome job with these UFC toys, and judging by how scarcely they seem to show up in the local toy aisles, they seem to be pretty successful as well. Jakks produced toys based the WWF/WWE for thirteen years before Mattel got the rights to the wrestling juggernaut starting this year; so I’m looking forward to seeing what they can do with one of the world’s fastest growing sports.