I've seen pictures of the LJN stuff. Sadly, never really found much over here and they tend to be highly sought after on ebay by collectors such as ourselves. The likenesses are poor at best, with Willie actually looking more like Bette Midler than Kate Capshaw and Shorty looking like Mickey Rooney.
One day, I'll eventually add the LJN toys to my collection. I did post a brief article about them in my blog: www.indystemple.blogspot.co.uk
and eventually, I'll be getting round to reviewing them properly.