Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Wrapping Up 2023: Indiana Jones (Last Crusade) from Indiana Jones: Adventure Series by Hasbro


   The Indiana Jones: Adventure Series was one of my biggest disappointments of last year, but also one of my favorite lines. It's a paradox, really. Today I'm reviewing the last figure from the line that I'll probably review for now, unless more get released or I look at some older figures at some point, though I still plan to review two of the Build-an-Artifacts shortly. Today I'm checking out Indiana Jones from The Last Crusade. He doesn't wear this outfit throughout the entire film but it's definitely worn during the fantastic scenes at Castle Brunwald and while traveling with his father. It's just Indy in a tie, yeah, but Hasbro really improved the portrait on this figure and gave Indy an articulated hat. Yes, an articulated hat. How'd that turn out? Read on and find out!

The Facts:

Height: 6 1/8ths inches

Articulation: Double swivel/hinge ankles, swivel/ hinge knees, swivel thighs, balljointed hips, balljointed waist, swivel/hinge shoulders w/ lateral "butterfly" hinges, swivel/hinge elbows, balljointed wrists, a barbell jointed head, and a balljointed hat.

Accessories: Revolver, 2 whips, satchel, jacket shell, submachine gun, and table leg for the Grail Table BAA. 

Non-Scalper Price: $25 dollars

The Positives:

* Considering that so much of this figure is shared with the standard Raiders of the Lost Ark/ Temple Escape Indy, it's wild how different the tie and buttoned collar makes him look. Everything just looks "right" here, and this might be the best Indy of the bunch that Hasbro made for this line. The tie is a separate piece and it really ties Indy's outfit together even though a tie is an unusual choice for an outfit like this. 

* This is definitely the best Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones portrait in the line. This one manages to capture something that the others have missed. It just has a spark to it that I can't quite place a finger on. In person it looks even better; the face printing is just excellent. 

* As I mentioned in the intro, Indy's hat is articulated. Yes, indeed. The hat is on some sort of a balljoint and it can rotate, move to the sides a bit, and slide back and forth. You can even put it down over Indy's eyes like he's getting ready to catch a few winks on an airplane. Since these heads can swap around, you could put this on your other Indy figures and improve most of them. 

* The articulation scheme is familiar here; it's pretty much what most recent non-armored Star Wars: The Black Series figures have. The joints all have a nice range of motion, especially the shoulders and the head. Oh, and the hat, too. Hasbro also wisely went with a balljointed waist rather than a mid-torso joint, so Indy's shirt isn't broken up. He also has true balljointed wrists rather than swivel/hinge wrists. I'm not sure if I think they function better but they look nice.

* You have to remove the jacket "shell" to take off the satchel but it is a fully removable piece that looks pretty accurate to the film prop.

* Once again, Indy comes with a Smith & Wesson revolver. The sculpt is good with a lot of detail, though tis really should have been a Webley here, as that's the revolver Indy uses in Last Crusade. 

* The revolver fits in the holster on Indy's belt just fine. It might get a bit bent in there, though. 

* Indy comes with the same MP40 submachine gun that Belloq comes with in the 2-pack with Marcus Brody. He uses this during the Jones' escape from Castle Brunwald, so having it here is a nice touch. 

* Indy also comes with two whips: One ready for action and one that's curled up so it can be stored on his belt. 

* The whip can hook onto this loop on his belt.

* Indy comes with one of the pedestals for the Grail Table build-a-artifact piece, so if you're planning to build the table it's a welcome addition. 

* There are actually some really nice details on Indy's jacket to make it worn and weathered looking. It looks even more weather beaten than the Raiders versions of Indy, but that makes sense for a Last Crusade figure.

The Negatives:

* The clasp for Indy's whip sometimes stays closed, but if you're moving the figure around a lot it's going to fall off pretty easily. 

   This Last Crusade version of Indiana Jones is definitely my favorite version of Indy released in the Adventure Series. The excellent portrait and articulated hat really seal the deal and help this one to stand out from the rest. He's an Epic figure and pairs perfectly with Dr. Henry Jones, Sr. Over the week or two I should be checking out the Grail Table and Skull Temple. I may have one other Adventure Series figure lined up; we'll see. I dearly wish this line would continue, but for now it seems like it's faded away. Sadly, many characters and Indy variants will remain undone.

   Looking for more of Dr. Henry Walton Jones, Jr., better known as Indiana Jones? Then check out my reviews of the Adventure Series Indiana Jones (Professor)Indiana Jones (Cairo)Indiana Jones (Map Room)Indiana Jones (Club Obi Wan), Indiana Jones (Temple of Doom), and Indiana Jones (Temple Escape)Indiana Jones with Ark and the two Indys from the SDCC "Lost Wave" set: Indiana Jones and Indiana Jones in German Uniform, all from Hasbro's 2008 Indiana Jones toyline, the Retro Collection Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark), and the Indiana Jones: Worlds of Adventure Indiana Jones with Adventure Backpack.

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  1. Articulated HAT?! :O That's a new one to me.

    By the way you mispell it as 'had' a couple times in the hat section. :)

    Looks a great figure. I dunno if the shirt and tie look is the most iconic look for Indy but it's certainly from my fave of his movies. :)

    1. Thanks! I changed those. Yeah, the shirt definitely isn't the most iconic, but the better portrait just makes this the best Indy out there. You can swap the head, so that's nice.

      I feel like I've seen an articulated hat before in another line, but I can't remember where.


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