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A New Indiana Jones Toy Line

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by Gobi-1, Apr 10, 2004.

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  1. Gobi-1

    Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ever since Hasbro bought the Star Wars toy line back in 1995 I've been waiting for a new Indiana Jones toy line to come out and I'm still waiting. I've only seen one Indiana Jones toy in my life which was the Micro Machine gift set they release in the mid 90s.

    Right now the Disney theme parks are selling a Raiders of the Lost Ark line of six figures but you can only get them at the parks. SInce there only available in two location in the US they're selling for over 30 bucks on the collectors market.

    Sure Hasbro or one of the other toys companys can see the incredible intrest in Indiana Jones toys. I hope some decides to start making them. Maybe this will happen towards the release of Indy 4.
     
  2. hansen

    hansen Jedi Master star 4

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    Personally I have no opinion on this because I've stopped buying toys. But sure, there are probably people who want them, so why not.


    (You're really trying to get this place more active, aren't you?)
     
  3. Blur

    Blur Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm definitely for a new IJ toy line - it's long overdue. With other, more obscure properties getting toy lines (Hellraiser, the Muppets, etc.) I'm surprised a new IJ toy line has not come out yet.
    The line by Kenner back in the '80's was o.k., and the sub-par recent Disney exclusives are alright (but they look more like foreign knock-offs than modern toys), but with the advances in technology/sculpting, I think that a new, detailed, improved line would be great.

    I think Art Asylum (the ones who did the Star Trek: Enterprise figures) would be a great company to make these toys. If they're worried that the won't sell to anyone other than the hardcore fan, they can sell them exclusively to comic book shops.

    Anyway, here is what I would like to see in a new IJ toy line:

    Raiders of the Lost Ark:

    Indiana Jones w/hat & whip
    Marion Ravenwood w/Monkey
    Spy w/eyepatch
    Cairo Swordsman
    Sallah
    Belloq
    Toht


    IJ and the Temple of Doom:

    Indiana Jones in white tux w/diamond (from Club Obi-wan)
    Willie Scott in evening gown (from Club Obi-wan)
    Short Round
    Mola Ram
    British General (can't remember his name - the one who was at the feast and who later battled the Thugees near the bridge at the end)

    Please feel free to add to this list. That's all I could think of right now, but I'm sure there are more great potential figures.

     
  4. Gobi-1

    Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You can't forget Henry Jones Sr. and Marcus.
     
  5. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This classic LFP thread discusses the new (and older) toy & merchandising lines. :D

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=9422263&replies=24] Further Exploits Of The Lucasfilm Empire [/link]
     
  6. Darth-Seldon

    Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I don't think Indy is the type of movie to have toys for.

    I don't really care because I don't buy toys any more.

    -Seldon
     
  7. Rabid__Wolverine2004

    Rabid__Wolverine2004 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    actually i picked up some figures of indiana jones. i got them from a toy show and there the raiders of the lost ark set.


    the person i bought them from said these came out this year.

    he also said there gona stop being made till possibly indy 4 hits the big screen.
     
  8. Gobi-1

    Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    ^^^^^
    Most likely those were the figures from the Disney Theme Parks.
     
  9. AdamBertocci

    AdamBertocci Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Problem: So many Nazis wandering around these movies. How can you make a toy of a Nazi without seeming crass?



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  10. Darth-Seldon

    Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yeah, Adam has a good point.
    What kid would want a toy line that only features the good guys.
    and what toy company would make a nazi action figure?

    These films while loved by children, are not meant for children as much as SW is. I mean the whole sleeping with father and son thing, the whole Marion and Indy on the boat, the whole Indy hitting the kid.

    These movies are more for adults then kids.
    Kids love the films.
    But it is not really as much a kids film.


    -Seldon
     
  11. hansen

    hansen Jedi Master star 4

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    I want a Hitler toy, that would be fun...

    Imagine all the things you could do with it, it would become my own private voodoo doll.
     
  12. Darth-Seldon

    Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I don't know how much the voodoo doll would hurt him.
    Its kind of difficult to make ashes feel pain.
     
  13. hansen

    hansen Jedi Master star 4

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    Its kind of difficult to make ashes feel pain.

    Kind of difficult maybe, but not impossible...
     
  14. Darth-Seldon

    Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Okay let me change that, it is sort of hard to make ashes, in an unknown location in Russia feel pain.

    After the Russians attacked Berlin they found what was left of Hitler within the bunker. They took the ashes and other stuff with them.

    So can you make it feel pain
    1. if it is not living
    2. if you don't know where it is.

    If you can, we should all fear you.

    -Seldon
     
  15. hansen

    hansen Jedi Master star 4

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    we should all fear you

    Yes, you should fear me.



    8-}
     
  16. Gobi-1

    Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've seen tons of Nazi action figures in ToyFare magazine. There's several lines of WWII action figures that features Nazi and German soldiers, Generals and such. If they leave of the Swastikas I don't see the problem.
     
  17. Darth-Seldon

    Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    It could cause some trouble in the news, trouble GL and Spielberg would like to avoid.

    what parent wants their children playing with Nazi action figures?
     
  18. Estranged

    Estranged Jedi Padawan star 4

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    NECA would make some good Indy figs if they got the rights.
     
  19. Obi-Ewan

    Obi-Ewan Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    While Hasbro has made good Star Wars toys, I would love for Toy Biz to do it. For one thing, they are bigger, and also more detailed. They made the Lord of the Rings figures, which, IMHO, are some of the most detailed and realistic looking figures that have been done recently.
     
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