true final wave was released as an SDCC 2011 exclusive) and, sadly, it showed how Hasbro was really improving this line as it went. Hasbro was on fire with this scale back in 2008. Let's check out Mola Ram after the break. Kali maa!
Height: 3 7/8ths inches
Articulation: Swivel hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel wrists, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: Helmet, dagger, chalice, crate, Chinese Lion artifact, sash, and flaming heart.
Original Retail Price: $7-$8 dollars
Year of Release: 2008
* Mola Ram is a fantastic looking 1/18th scale figure and easily one of the most impressive figures in the entire Indiana Jones line. He is insanely well detailed with lots of paointed elements for his tattoos and the various necklaces he wears. The upper part of his robe is actually a separate piece that is permanently attached over his torso, but it gives the figure a much more life-like appearance.
* The headsculpt is awesome! The Indiana Jones line definitely had a few questionable headsculpts, no doubt, but Mola Ram isn't one of them. He's such an improvement over the Raptor figure I used for Mola Ram as a kid (Hawk was my Indy, by the way). The likeness is excellent and the paintwork on the eyes even gives them a shadowy appearance.
* Mola Ram's helmet fits perfectly and features the horns and shrunken heads seen in the film. Pretty terrifying, right? Apparently the idea behind the cow skull for Mola Ram is that it would be considered sacrilegious due to the sacred nature of cows in Hinduism.
* Mola Ram also includes a fabric sash that can be placed over around his shoulders. It takes a bit of work to get it in place but it looks good. It's actually black on one side and red on the other, matching the rest of his outfit perfectly.
* Mola Ram comes with some great accessories but his only traditional "weapon" is this dagger which Mola Ram uses in the film. It has an unusual shape that matches the film prop fairly well, although the blade might be a bit too short.
* Mola Ram likes to push boundaries, so he also comes with a flaming heart. How cool is that? A flaming heart. Name one other action figure that comes with a flaming heart. Seriously, I'll wait. And I'll listen to this while I'm waiting.
* Every single carded figure came with a mystery relic in a cardboard crate (I didn't take a picture of the crate. Oops!) Mola Ram came with a Chinese guardian lion statue cast in a really nice red plastic. The artifacts were a really cool addition to the line and definitely made for cool background pieces or for more MacGuffins for further Indy adventures.
* My only negative with this figure is that his lower body, while not a "salt shaker" figure, is useless. His robe is fairly stiff and there's no movement there (he has swivel hips, but they'e completely impeded).
This is the first figure of Mola Ram I've reviewed on the site. For more figures from Hasbro's Indiana Jones line, check out the following:
30th Anniversary Set (SDCC 2011 Exclusive)
Indiana Jones with Ark
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Thursday, October 17, 2019
The Scream of 31 Days of Toy Terror: Mola Ram from Indiana Jones by Hasbro
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Hot damn! This guy is amazing. Easily the best of the lot. Maaan. Hasbro needs to go back to the Indy franchise and hit us up with some Star Wars Black 6" quality figures. I would be all in for something like that!ReplyDelete
I definitely would be down for some Black Series quality figures. I'd also be down for some more Indy figures in this scale, though. Heck, even if they were 5 poa figures I'd take them at this point. Alad, I feel like the ship has sailed for the hope of anymore 1/18th scale Indiana Jones figures.Delete
It's weird how he has bare legs under his robs. In the movie you can clearly see he has baggy pants.ReplyDelete
Huh. Never caught that. Maybe the legs are reused from another figure, or they were intending to reuse the legs? Maybe the Ugha Warriors?Delete
It's possible. Oh well. The robes hide the inaccurate legs so he's still a cool figure. I think he, the Chief Guard and Colonel Vogel are my favorite figures from this line.Delete