Height: 3 7/8ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, swivel/hinge knees, swivel thighs, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel wrists, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: Removable jacket shell, display stand, satchel, revolver, torch, coiled whip, bag of dirt, and idol.
Original Retail Price: $64.99 for the set of 6 figures.
* First up in this set is Indiana Jones. Yup, pretty much the standard Indiana Jones figure that was available at retail. Well, kind of. This version of Indy is a mishmash of pieces from a few different Indy figures. The torso and belt are from the basic Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Indy while the head is actually from the Temple of Doom Indy figure. The headsculpts on most figures in this line are pretty average at best; they might look like the characters, but not the actors.
* Until I got my new camera with a designated macro lens, I never even picked up on how cool Indy's holster is. Check it out: You can see the outline of the Smith & Wesson revolver through the leather!
* Here's a close-up of Indy's British MKVII gas mask bag. If you remove the jacket shell, you can remove this piece, too. It's a nice sculpt with a very detailed texture to represent the material the bag is made of.
* Of course Indy includes his bullwhip and his Smith & Wesson M1917 revolver. The revolver has a pretty nice sculpt and solid paintwork for such a small accessory (even if Indy's hands make it difficult to hold the accessory). He also has a coiled up bullwhip for the loop on his belt. Lots of other figures in the line included uncoiled whips, so the absence of that piece isn't too jarring.
* Indy also comes with the idol of Pachamama, the Chachapoyan goddess of fertility. This is a simple recast of the idol that came with the mass market Raiders Indy figure in a darker color of gold. The sculpt is still nice though, especially considering the small size.
* Also included is the bag of dirt Indy used to try to fool the weighted plate in the Temple of the Chachapoyan Warriors. It's a repaint of the same small accessory included with the deluxe Indiana Jones with temple trap figure.
* Indy also comes with a torch. It's the same sculpt as Short Round's torch, but it's a slightly different shade of brown. The translucent yellow flames on top look really cool. The inclusion of the torch definitely gives Indy something to help him stand out, though, because otherwise this guy looks like the rest of the Indy figures from the line in this exact same outfit. I really wish we'd have gotten a white suited Rene Belloq figure in Indy's place here.
* Last, but not least, is a really cool display base. No other figures in the line included these but all six figures in this set come packaged with one. It works really well and definitely helps to make displaying these on your shelf a much easier effort.
Height: 3 7/8ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, boot swivels, swivel/hinge knees, swivel hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel wrists, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: Rocket launcher, display base
* There's just something off about the arms, though; they seem just a bit too large for the body. They're also just a slightly different shade of green. The standard green army uniform still looks good, though, and has some nice details such as the web gear and ammo pouches along the waist.
* Indiana Jones come with the rocket launcher/ RPG with which he threatens to blow up the Ark of the Covenant. It's a pretty nice sculpt (although a tad bit bent out of shape, but that will hopefully correct itself over time) with a really good dry brushing effect to give it a gunmetal appearance. There's also a leathery looking strap that is too small to fit around the figure's shoulder.
I'm glad we have this figure to nearly complete the vintage Kenner lineup, but I would have much rather had Belloq in his white suit, Capt. Katanga, Marcus Brody, or Col. Dietrich than him.
Height: 4 1/16th inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, swivel/hinge boots, swivel hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: Wrench, pistol, cap, and display base
* Now we're talking! The German Mechanic, played by Pat Roach, is definitely one of the most memorable Indy villains despite only having a few minutes of screen time. He was an excellent character choice for this set and you can tell Hasbro put some real care into him. The headsculpt on this guy is pretty good, helping to make him look really intimidating.
* The mechanic has a removable cap that stays on his head quite securely. It also looks to be very appropriately sized. Sometimes I forget it's a removable piece.
* First is a wrench, which makes an appearance during the fight sing at the German Flying Wing. I love the oil stains on it.
* The second accessory looks like a Walther P38, although that would be a bit anachronistic for Raiders' 1936 setting, wouldn't it? Still, it's a cool pistol. The mechanic can't really hold it, though, as his gripping hand is very, very slim and tight.
Height: 3 3/4 inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, swivel/hinge knees, swivel hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel neck.
Accessories: Snakes, torch, and display base
* The dress is also very detailed, including this decorative element on the back. I don't know the technical name for it but it's a cool addition.
* I love the detail of the missing shoe on Marion's left foot! It's very scene specific, but so is this dress, so it works out perfectly.
* Marion comes with a torch to help keep the snakes at bay while in the Well of Souls! It's a cool piece reused from Sallah, but who cares, right? A cool torch is a cool torch!
* Marion's slickest accessory is actually a group of asps and a king cobra. The paintwork is pretty basic and toyish, but it's a fun little extra. I so with this toyline had existed when I was a child!
Height: 3 3/4 inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge knees, swivel hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: Torch, display base, backpack, and tarantulas.
* The sculpting and paintwork is really good here. I love the worn and tattered look of Satipo's outfit. You can just imagine how sweat and grime stained this outfit must be! Underneath the jacket is a holster on one side and a belt pouch on the other.
* Satipo's knees are also filthy! I love these paint applications as they just add so much character to the figure.
* Satipo comes with his own unique torch to help guide he and Indy through the Chachapoyan temple. The flame effect is really slick here and he holds it well.
* Satipo also carries a backpack filled with all kinds of stuff: Cooking pans, pots, and more torches. It kind of reminds me of an accessory from a Toy Biz Samwise Gamgee figure.
* The funnist accessory, though, is this little piece that attaches to Satipo's back. It's a sculpted mass of spiders! What a fun accessory that pays tribute to a great scene from perhaps the greatest movie intro of all time.
Height: 3 3/4 inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, swivel/hinge knees, swivel hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel wrists, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: Coat, two interchangeable heads, hat, headpiece to the staff of Ra, two interchangeable right hands, and a fireplace poker.
* If there was one glaring omission from the entire Indiana Jones line, it would be Arnold Ernst Toht. Ron Lacey's Toht manages to always be the scariest guy in the room despite his small stature and somewhat mousy appearance. This is a pretty nice Toht headsculpt, much better than the Kenner Toht from my childhood (the only Indiana Jones toy I had as a kid). His suit has a great pinstripe pattern and you can even see his SS pin on his lapel.
* Toht also includes his hat which fits him really well. Sometimes hats like this don't work in the 1/18th scale, but Hasbro nailed it here.
* Toht wears his coat over his shoulders, so that's what you can do here. I love the look of this. I'm not crazy about the cut waist joint's placement (it looks a bit awkward) but the figure manages to look pretty snazzy.
* One really cool accessory Toht includes is the headpiece to the Staff of Ra, a significant item to the plot of Raiders. An oversized version was one of the relics in the toyline but this is the first one available in scale with the figures. It's really nice!
* Another rally cool accessory is Toht's burned hand. It's an alternate hand that swaps out easily and depicts Toht doing a Nazi salute with the image of one side of the headpiece burned into his hand.
* Another cool, scene specific item is the fireplace poker Toht threatens Marion with at her bar in Nepal. It's really rubbery, so that's a negative, but the paintwork actually makes this a convincing little accessory. Too bad Toht doesn't come with his coat hanger too, huh?
Giving this set a rating is going to be tough as it's 6 years old, incredible rare, cost me an arm and a leg, and has kind of been a grail piece for me for the past few years. Let me start with each figure, from my least favorite to most favorite: Standard Indy is standard Indy, the German uniform Indy could have been better, the German Mechanic is a great, solid figure, Satipo has an impressive outfit and some amazing accessories, Marion has one of the best headsculpts in the line, and Toht is flat out incredible. I'd argue this is a Great set that shows off the best and worst things about this line! Now, with a 5th Indiana Jones film already announced, let's hope that the line makes a return. I'd be down for some new figures. I will never be content until we get Indy in his tux from the Club Obi Wan, Willie in her performance outfit, Lao Che, and Wu Han. Oh, and a Marcus Brody figure. And Ox and Mac. Hasbro, make more!!! Make MORE!!!!
This Is a great set.I've trying to cherry pick from the line ,coming away with only and Indie,Marion and Arabian guard(that gets crushed by the steam roller) figures.I'd love to track down that German mechanic some day as It was one of my favorite scenes In the film.ReplyDelete
I think you mean Indian guard, as the guy who gets crushed by the roller was in Temple of Doom, and he was a Thuggee, who are Hindus.Delete
What a cool set!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I'm so glad to finally own it!Delete
Would you happen to have Marion for sale? I keep missing her on eBay or they want 500 for it.ReplyDelete
I do not. This set is one I've wanted for quite a few years and I'm not letting any of them go! She definitely seems to be one of the more expensive loose ones, doesn't she? She's such an improvement over the original Marion in her Cairo outfit.Delete
I love this set, but wish we'd gotten a Dietrich. The film's actual head Nazi was always a weird omission from the vintage toyline, and they could've corrected it here. Belloq in his suit would've nice as well.ReplyDelete
Yeah, Belloq in the suit and Dietrich are two huge omissions from the Raiders set. Mac is a pretty big omission from the KOTCS line with Walter Donovan, Marcus, and Sallah being the major omissions from Last Crusade, and anything from the club Obi-Wan being noticeably missing from the TOD line.Delete
What does a complete set, still in the original display box usually go for if it can be found?ReplyDelete
Usually around $500-$700 though one sold on ebay for less than $200 bucks a few months ago. Some of the figures single carded sell for more than that1Delete
Can you compare the torches from regular Indy (lost wave) and Short Round’s? Same sculpts, different shade of brown. I have these loose/complete, but not sure which torch is which. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Hello! Short Rounds is lighter and has more of a tan base with orange paint applications on the flame. Indy's torch flame is molded in translucent yellow plastic without orange paint apps on the flame.Delete