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Indiana Jones 4 Merchandise, Books and Toys - Indiana Jones Cereal

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by Gobi-1, Jul 3, 2005.

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  1. Mr_Burns

    Mr_Burns Jedi Master star 4

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    A fast food tie in with 'Indy' glasses (Ala the old BK 'Star Wars 'glasses) covering all 4 movies.

    I'd like the Grail Collection. Choose the wrong one and you end up with antifreeze, or Mountain Dew.

    A new metal Lunchbox

    Ark of the Cold Cuts.

    I kind of enjoyed the shameless over-merchandising of the prequels, but I'd hope they might show a little more restraint with Indy. I doubt they could achieve those levels, anyway, but, still: no Short Round boxer shorts or Staff of Ra toothbrush.

    Well, maybe the Staff of Ra toothbrush. Or nightlight. Hmm...
     
  2. Blur

    Blur Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    "So, while I see your point about the Lego demographic, it does seem that the majority of the "exciting" products announced so far skew unusually young for a film from an almost 20 year dormant franchise starring a 65 year old man. Personally, I cant see Indy IV generating much interest with those below (at least) high school level, and more than likely college level. Kids won't care, and teenagers will sneer at the "lameness" of a retirement age action hero and the lack of wall-to-wall CGI."

    Sorry, but I respectfully disagree. Though I grew up with the IJ (and SW) films and will want to see the movie if only for nostalgic reasons, I predict that this film will do very well and that younger people will want to see it as well. I have a feeling that kids and teenagers (whose parents are fans) who have seen the original IJ films on tape and DVD's will be interested in seeing the film; in part, because of the popularity and appeal of the main character.

    The argument that the franchise is 18+ old and that kids who weren't around when the first movies came out won't be interested in seeing the new film doesn't hold water. Rememember that when SW: TPM came out in 1999, there hadn't been a new SW film for 16 years - yet, kids and teenagers who hadn't been around for the first films flocked to see this and the other two prequels.
     
  3. Gobi-1

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

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    This promotional brochure wound up on EBAY and passed through several forums when I came accross it.

    [image=http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/5097/indypromo1gu1.jpg] [image=http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/3166/indypromo2fu8.jpg] [image=http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/4606/indypromo3ot7.jpg]

    I came across the same cover picture over at EntertainmentWeekly.com's [link=http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2007/07/last-monday-nig.html]PopWatch Blog[/link]. Obviously LucasFilm/Paramount is sending the media promotional material and information about Indy 4.

     
  4. Kol_Skywalker

    Kol_Skywalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Why? The Swastika is not a Nazi symbol! It is thousands of years old, and used by many cultures. Even the peaceful Buddhists use it.
     
  5. DarthLowBudget

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Master star 5

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    As Robin Williams says "yeah, and a confederate flag is just a symbol of states' rights!"


    It's not what it really means that matters, it's what it is perceived to mean that matters.
     
  6. Kol_Skywalker

    Kol_Skywalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well, that's equivalent of a left-wing nutter saying "Ban the Stars & Stripes because America attacked Iraq".
     
  7. Gobi-1

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

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    Please let's not turn this into a political debate.
     
  8. LordSilvertouch

    LordSilvertouch Jedi Master star 4

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    Without getting too political, that's a 100% different thing. Show the US flag to different people and you get different reactions, it's a very personal thing. Show a swastika to people and the reaction is almost unanimous. Alright, I'll admit there are probably a few Buddhists (apparently) who would not immediately associate it as such, but even they would be aware of that association.

    by
    a "left-wing nutter" :) [face_plain]

    Anyway, on topic, I'm not sure whether this really applies to this thread, but what would people want to see from an Indy viral marketing campaign? They're incredibly successful, especially for this sort of well known thing (See The Lost Experience) and can be quite fun if done right.

    EDIT: Grammar
     
  9. JediOverlord

    JediOverlord Jedi Knight star 5

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    Who currently has the license for Indiana Jones comics? I hope we see some next year.
     
  10. Gobi-1

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

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    Sideshows has landed the license to produce Indy collectables.

    From [link=http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/comiccon/2007/07/sneak-peek-side.html]LA Times.com[/link]

    Sneak Peek: Sideshow ropes 'Indy,' debuts 'Buffy,' 'Godfather'

    Sideshow Collectibles, one of the largest exhibitors at Comic-Con, has sent in exclusive news and sneak peeks at figurines and collectibles debuting in San Diego next week.

    The Thousand Oaks-based company plans to unveil 70 new collectibles on the floor in their "museum style" booth.

    They've also struck a new licensing deal with Lucasfilm to produce collectibles from all four "Indiana Jones" films.

    Anyone crazy enough can now stick a life-sized bust of Indy right in the middle of the living room.


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    Thanks to mfisher over at [link=http://raven.theraider.net/]The Raven[/link] for alerting me to the article.
     
  11. Gobi-1

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    Press Release from [link=http://www.sideshowtoy.com/behindtheshow/?page_id=3316]Sideshow Collectibles[/link] announcing the Indiana Jones license:

    Adventure Begins For Sideshow Collectibles With Indiana Jones Franchise
    Thousand Oaks, California (July 2007) - Sideshow Collectibles is proud to expand its relationship with Lucasfilm with the announcement of a new licensing deal to produce collectibles from the Indiana Jones film series. The adventure series began with the 1981 release Raiders of the Lost Ark, followed in 1984 by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989. After fourteen nominations and seven Academy Award wins for the film franchise, the adventure continues with a much-anticipated fourth installment yet to be titled, set for release on May 22, 2008. Sideshow's product line will be inclusive of all four Indiana Jones films and will include 12-inch Figures, Premium Format Figures, and Life-size Busts that will range in price from $69.99 to $599.99

    Professor of archaeology Indiana Jones is frequently called upon to save priceless relics from falling into the wrong hands. Dr. Jones faces many dangers as he travels the world, battling enemies from power-hungry Nazis to voodoo priests. Jones pieces together mysterious clues, deciphers ancient maps and navigates deadly booby-traps in search of hidden artifacts. Armed with his trusty bullwhip and charming wit, Indiana Jones defeats evil, woos distressed damsels, and recovers supernatural treasures.

    About Lucasfilm and Lucas Ltd.
    Lucas Ltd. Is one of the world's leading film and entertainment companies. Founded by George Lucas in 1971, it is a privately held, fully integrated entertainment company. In addition to its motion picture and television productions, the company's global businesses include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound; LucasArts Entertainment; Lucas Licensing; and Lucas Online. Lucasfilm's feature films have won 19 Oscars and its television projects have on 12 Emmy Awards. Lucas Licensing Ltd. manages all the domestic and international merchandising activities of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones properties. Star Wars is the most successful film-based merchandising program history, generating over $9 billion in merchandise sales since 1977.

    About Sideshow Collectibles
    Since its 1994 beginning, Sideshow Collectibles has distinguished itself as a premier manufacturer and distributor of licensed and proprietary collectible products that reflect a passion toward creating unique, highly sought after figure collectibles as well as film prop replicas and fine art collectibles. The collaborative efforts of Sideshow artisans result in intricately detailed likenesses of popular characters, including film and television monsters, villains, heroes and mystical creatures of fantasy, as well as legendary figures from history. With offices located in Thousand Oaks, California, Sideshow products are available online at www.SideshowCollectibles.com and through select specialty retailers worldwide.
     
  12. Gobi-1

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

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    Indy 4 Swag from Comic Con
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarsblog/911178194/
    =P~
     
  13. Gobi-1

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

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    First look at the new Indiana Jones toys from the [link=http://starwarsblog.wordpress.com/2007/07/27/hasbros-indy-collection/]Official Star Wars Blog[/link]

    Hasbro's Indy Collection
    July 27th, 2007

    The program guide may say Star Wars day, but the man with the hat is making a big splash at Comic-Con. As part of today's Hasbro presentation. Created by the same team responsible for the Star Wars line of toys and figures, Hasbro's Indiana Jones toyline will celebrate all four Indy movies. On display at their booth was just a taste of the classic assortments, with 3 3/4"?figures and the "Galactic Heroes"-style cutesified pairs for fans of all ages.

    Two packs of the Adventure Heroes collection include Indy and the German Mechanic, Indy and the Cairo Swordsman, Belloq and the spirit of the Ark (God's wrath has never been sooooo cute!) and Sallah and a Mummy. On display at the Hasbro booth is a market place Marion with monkey sidekick. Of the 3 3/4"?collection, Hasbro's floor display showcases Indy, Belloq and Sallah, while some of images shown during the presentation also included the Cairo Swordsman, the Monkeyman, and marketplace Marion Ravenwood complete with frying pan. Each figure comes with an 'artifact' (like the headpiece to the staff of Ra or the golden fertility idol of the Chachapoyan warriors) as an extra collectibel. Look for them in 2008.


    Hasbro Indy
    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1378/920634088_19461dae07.jpg?v=0

    Hasbro Sallah
    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1332/920546190_34d29b1f98.jpg?v=0

    Hasbro Belloq
    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1311/921533633_3e5e253ca4.jpg?v=0

    Adventure Heroes Indy
    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1428/919812115_f7c3fc7c86.jpg?v=0

    Adventure Heroes Marion
    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1404/919810669_e555a5c5f9.jpg?v=0

    Adventure Heroes Sallah
    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1033/920658680_12beea2206.jpg?v=0

    More Hasbro Photos from [link=http://afigures.com/g/?mode=album&album=07_SDCC/Hasbro/Indiana_Jones] Toy News International[/link]

    Hasbro Indiana Jones
    http://afigures.com/g/albums/07_SDCC/Hasbro/Indiana_Jones/Picture6.jpg

    Hasbro Marion
    http://afigures.com/g/albums/07_SDCC/Hasbro/Indiana_Jones/Picture10.jpg

    Hasbro Bellog
    http://afigures.com/g/albums/07_SDCC/Hasbro/Indiana_Jones/Picture9.jpg

    Hasbro Monkey Man
    http://afigures.com/g/albums/07_SDCC/Hasbro/Indiana_Jones/Picture8.jpg

    Hasbro Cairo Swordsman
    http://afigures.com/g/albums/07_SDCC/Hasbro/Indiana_Jones/Picture7.jpg

    Adventure Heroes Indy and German Mechanic
    http://afigures.com/g/albums/07_SDCC/Hasbro/Indiana_Jones/Picture11.jpg

    Adventure Heroes Indy and Cairo Swordsman
    http://afigures.com/g/albums/07_SDCC/Hasbro/Indiana_Jones/Picture12.jpg

    Adventure Heroes Sallah and Mummy
    http://afigures.com/g/albums/07_SDCC/Hasbro/Indiana_Jones/Picture13.jpg

    Adventure Heroes Belloq and Wrath of God
    http://afigures.com/g/albums/07_SDCC/Hasbro/Indiana_Jones/Picture14.jpg

    Indy Gallery at [link=http://www.cooltoyreview.com/SDCC07/HasbroIndy/default.asp]Cool Toy Review.com[/link]
     
  14. Gobi-1

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

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    From [link=http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/SDCC07_Hasbro_Collector_Coins_107770.asp]Rebel Scum[/link]

    SDCC07: Hasbro Collector Coins
    Posted by Curto on July 26, 2007 at 05:30 PM CST:
    Hasbro has a pair of cool coins they are handing out at Comic-Con: one for Star Wars and one for Indiana Jones! Yeah, that's right...there's a special gold Indiana Jones IV coin that says "The adventure continues...May 2008!" There won't be coins included in the line next year...Hasbro just did this for fun.

    Indiana Jones 4 Coin Front

    http://www.rebelscum.com/SDCC07/IMG_0981.jpg

    Indiana Jones 4 Coin Back
    http://www.rebelscum.com/SDCC07/IMG_0982.jpg
     
  15. jp-30

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

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    Hasbro Schmasbro.

    Where's the LEGO? :(
     
  16. Gobi-1

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

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    LEGO my Eggo!

    I was hoping for some LEGO photos myself.
     
  17. jp-30

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

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    The LEGO Indiana Jones Videogame trailer shows Peruvian natives and Rene Belloq. :)

    http://www.lucasarts.com/games/legoindianajones/

     
  18. MaStEr JiMmY PaGe *ZoSo*

    MaStEr JiMmY PaGe *ZoSo* Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Finally, star wars scale Indiana Jones action figures. From all the films no less.
     
  19. Gobi-1

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    First Look At Hasbro's 12-Inch Indy Figure!
    from the [link=http://starwarsblog.wordpress.com/2007/07/28/a-kadams-worth-of-indy/]Official Star Wars Blog[/link]

    A Kadam's Worth of Indy
    July 28th, 2007

    Supplemental to our previous post about Hasbro's forthcoming Indiana Jones toys, on Saturday, they previewed a prototype 12"?Indy figure also slated for release next year.


    Indiana Jones 12-Inch Figure
    http://starwarsblog.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/indy_12.jpg
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    Looks really good to me.
     
  20. JediOverlord

    JediOverlord Jedi Knight star 5

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    Does anybody think Hasbro will apply the Indiana Jones license to some of the other brands of toys,like how they're coming out with Galactic Heroes-style Indy figures? Like, will we see Indiana Jones stuff in the Titanium (die-cast figures and vehicles) and Unleashed lines?

    Just wondering.
     
  21. Gobi-1

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    Maybe. I don't know. Indy Titaniums would be fun.
     
  22. JediOverlord

    JediOverlord Jedi Knight star 5

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    You know what Indiana Jones merchandise would be neat to see next year?

    Fleece throw blankets,especially if they had Drew Struzan-style artwork on them. But none of that "no-sew" crap-I saw some pretty neat-looking SW throws at my local Wal-Mart over the past couple years,but they were of the no-sew variety, and since it sounded complicated putting them together, I decided to not get them. They better not do that with Indy blankets.
     
  23. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    I remeber those books. I think had five or six of them. They were really well written.
     
  24. Gobi-1

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    Found this over at TheRaider.net's message board [link=http://raven.theraider.net/showthread.php?p=239805&posted=1#post239805]The Raven[/link]

    A boardmember named walker has found some new listings for some upcoming Indiana Jones books.

    Hi all
    Just did an updated search on Amazon to see what new info might be listed for upcoming Indy literature. Some pretty cool stuff. I'll save the best until last.

    The Complete Making of Indiana Jones
    By J.W. Rinzler and Laurent Bouzereau
    Paperback: 288 pages
    Publisher: Del Rey (May 20, 2008)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0345501292

    Indiana Jones Heroes and Villains Sticker Book
    Reading level: Ages 9-12
    Paperback: 16 pages
    Publisher: DK CHILDREN (March 31, 2008)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0756634997

    Indiana Jones Golden Treasure Sticker Book
    Reading level: Ages 9-12
    Paperback: 16 pages
    Publisher: DK CHILDREN (March 31, 2008)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0756634989

    AND THE REALLY COOL ITEM:

    Indiana Jones IV Movie Tie-in
    By James Rollins
    Audio CD
    Publisher: RH Audio; Unabridged edition (May 20, 2008)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0739358987

    The version listed is an audio book, but the actual book is already listed on the Amazon UK site. Here are the details:

    Indiana Jones IV Movie Tie-In (Hardcover)
    by James Rollins (Author)
    Hardcover: 400 pages
    Publisher: Del Rey Books (20 May 2008)
    Language English
    ISBN-10: 0345501284

    It was a no-brainer that they were going to do a movie tie-in. So why is this such a big deal? Two reasons: James Rollins is the real deal - a bestselling author who writes excellent books that are very much in the Indiana Jones vein. Rollins is a great choice - it's almost like hiring Clive Cussler. I'm amazed Lucasfilm is shelling out the bucks to get him on board. The second reason is that this tie-in is a HARDCOVER! No mass market paperback for this film. Great news.

    Looks like they're pulling out all the stops to ensure that the merchandising for Indy 4 is bigger and better than it has been for the previous films. Good times ahead....

    walker
     
  25. JediOverlord

    JediOverlord Jedi Knight star 5

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    I thought James Luceno was going to write the Indy IV novelization? Oh well.
     
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