Indiana Jones and the Top Ten Most Wanted Action Figures

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  1. Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus

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    Was doing some Spring cleaning and rearranging my room and I got to making some more room for my Indy collectibles and I couldn't help but be disappointed with the action figures that we never got. With the line currently defunct a fifth film is our only hope in having the line return. If that happens here's my list of the top ten figures I'd like to see from each of the four films.

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    10. Sallah - Cario
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    The Sallah that was released with Wave One is a great representation of Sallah in adventure mode. Helping Indy sneak into the Tanis dig site and recover the Ark of the Covenant. This figure would represent Sallah's domestic side, rising children, visiting old men and eating dates. Sallah's hat would be removable and he would come with a bowl of bad dates and a dead monkey.

    9. Gobler
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    Colonel Dietrich's second in command, Gobler assists in the Third Reich's quest for the Ark of the Covenant. He would come with a Luger and removable driving goggles for when he takes the jeep out cliff diving.

    8. Thomas von Gunn
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    This thug is one of several goons who assist Toht as he tries to acquire the head piece to the Staff of Ra from Marion Ravenwood. The character is credited as "2nd Nazi" so I've given him the name Thomas von Gunn. He would come with a machine gun and a portion of the bar and broken whiskey bottles.

    7. Marion Revenwood - Nepal
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    Marion Ravenwood, restaurateur. Not quite but Indy needs a place to drink and have gun fights and what batter place then Marion's bar The Raven? Marion would come with a table,the head piece to the Staff of Ra and a flaming log to bash thugs over the head with.

    6. German Mechcanic
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    The German Mechcanic is pissed. See his action figured was going to be made. Photos were released and everything. Then the Indiana Jones line was canceled. The German Mechanic was not happy. He intended to beat up some Hasbro executives but took it out on an archeologist who was messing around his pride and joy the Flying Wing. The mechanic would come with a removable hat and jacket and a large wrench for Indy to use against him.

    5. Rene Belloq - Peru
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    There is nothing we can possess that Hasbro cannot take away or in this case never given to us at all. Such is the case with Belloq, Jungle Adventure Man?. It pith me off when we didn't get this figure the first time around. Here's hoping that Hasbro corrects that mistake if given then opurtunity. Belloq would come with the fertility idol and a voice chip recreating his fantastic evil laugh.

    4. Simon Katanga
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    Even though we only get to spend a brief amount of time with Katanga I can't help but thick he's the Lando Calrisian of the Indy universe. He's just a cool cat plain and simple. Katanga would come with a pistol, binoculars and a "Bantu Wind" life saver.

    3. Commander Dietrich
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    This man is the top Nazi in Raiders yet he has never been reproduced in toy form. No action figure, no LEGOs, no Adventure Heroes, nothing. Dietrich would shed a tear if he had eyes and a face after looking into the Ark. The dead colonel would come with an interchangeable melting head, removable cap, a Luger, a chair to relax in, a table, a phonograph, and an assortment of spirits to "toast his success in the desert."

    2. Rene Belloq - Cario
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    One of Hasbro's biggest blunders was releasing Belloq in his ceremonial robe before Belloq
  2. Merlin_Ambrosius69 Force Ghost

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    What a great, funny, entertaining post! It also helps that I agree with everything you wrote.

    Sallah's hat would be removable and he would come with a bowl of bad dates and a dead monkey.

    It pith me off when we didn't get this figure the first time around.

    Dietrich would shed a tear if he had eyes and a face after looking into the Ark.


    [face_laugh]
  3. Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus

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    Temple of Doom

    10. Son Shades
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    One of Lao Che's thugs who gives Indiana Jones a ride of a trolly cart at the Club Obi-Wan. Unlisted in the credits I have given him the subtle name of Son Shades. Son would come with the already mentioned trolley cart.

    9. Eleventh Puma Riflemen
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    These expert shot riflemen are under the command of Captain Blumburtt and are apparently quite starved for action as they quickly engage in target practice with Thuggee cannon fodder. They're also setting fashion trends by adding a dash of blue to their uniforms. The riflemen would be great for army building and would obviously come with rifles.

    8. Captain Blumburtt
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    Captain Blumburtt is the commanding officer of the Eleventh Puma Riflemen. He enjoys good food and a good fight. Especially when the fight is virtually over and he can show up at the last minute and swipe some of the credit. The good captain would come with a pistol which he does not fire.

    7. Chatter Lal
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    Some people might say that politicians have sold their souls and secretly worship evil gods with bloody sacrifices. Well in the case of Chatter Lal they'd be right. Lal, the prime minister of Pankot is secretly a Thuggee manipulating the young Maharajah into using the palace as their base of operations. By day Lal is an unassuming diplomat and would come with a warm greeting.

    6. Wu Han
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    Indy's back up at the Club Obi-Wan proved to be rather, oblivious to small details. Like a bullet entering his body! Yet we still like Wu Han because he provides good service. Although I can't imagine how Indy was able to signal him since the man is oblivious to bullets entering his body! Ten bucks says Wu Han has never answered a phone. Anyway Wu Han would come with a pistol, a serving tray, and a towel to wipe down tables and blood stained shirts.

    5. Wille Scott - Club Obi-Wan
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    It wouldn't be a proper night club if there wasn't some dazzling entertainment. Unfortunately we got Willie Scott. But Scott rhymes with hot which Willie is in this stunning and backless ensemble. Just ignore the two puncture marks on the side. Willie would come with a bucket of ice to knock over.

    4. Chen
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    One of Lao Che's sons, Chen is the quite type. Cool and collected unlike his brother, Kao Kan. Not a heavy drinker Chen does however like to take a shot every now and then. Chen would come with a smoking gun, a Lazy Susan for the table, and flaming shicabobs.

    3. Kao Kan
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    Lao Che's insane son. Kao likes to take things. Without asking. Sometimes an urn. Sometimes a machine gun. You never know with this guy. Kao would come with a machine gun and interchangeable left hands. One normal, the other bandaged. Now you too can create your very own deleted scene where Kao "insults" Indy.

    2. Indiana Jones - Club Obi-Wan
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    The names Jones, Indiana Jones. Looking dashing in a tuxedo that would make a certain British spy jealous, Indiana arrives at Club Obi-Wan to conduct a business transaction with the nefarious crime lord Lao Che. Indy would come with the Urn of Nurhachi, a martini glass, a skewer to threaten Willie with, a chair, and one half of the table.

    1. Lao Che
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    Finally we come to the big man himself, Lao Che. No evening at Club Obi-Wan is complete until you've been double crossed and poison by this Shanghai crime lord. So pull up a chair and s
  4. Blur Force Ghost

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    Thanks for starting this thread - I am also a huge fan of the IJ figures that came out last year, and think it's a shame that the line got prematurely cancelled (long before we got many of these necessary figures).

    I agree with all of the choices for ROTLA and TOD, and would add the below:

    ROTLA

    * Marion Ravenwood in white dress - this was made in the vintage line, and would look great in the new line (in fact, this figure was planned, but the line was cancelled before it was released).

    * Sherpa Thug (from the "Raven" bar scene).

    * Indy in suit (from the very end of the film).

    * Marion in dress (from the very end of the film).

    TOD

    * Re-release of all of the TOD figures that came out late last year and were very tough to find (I never saw them).

    * Willie Scott in white shirt and slacks (from the scenes with the Elephants).
  5. Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus

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    I never saw the Temple of Doom figures either. I'm hoping they'll pop up in the dollar stores or chain stores like Big Lots.

    And here's the Wave 5 that was never released:
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  6. Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus

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    And now we come to...

    The Last Crusade

    10. Der Feurer
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    Well let's get the awkwardness out of the way as I just come out and say it. I want an Adolph Hitler action figure. There I've said it. I want an action figure of the German Leader? for Indiana Jones to beat the **** out of. Whose with me? Adolph would come with a pencil to sign autographs and a pile of books for burning.

    9. Fedora
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    Originally identified as Abner Ravenwood in the original drafts of the screenplay this character is simply known as Fedora. All we know of him is that he was a treasure hunter employed by the mysterious man in the panama hat to find the Cross of Coronado which he did. A problem arose when a young boy scout named Indiana Jones stole the cross from Fedora's assistants who incidentally were named Larry, Moe and Injun Curley. Abner, I mean Fedora ;) would come with a removable hat on which to place on a budding grave robber's head.

    8. Panama Hat
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    The aptly named Panama Hat enjoys wearing Panama hats. His hobbies include art collecting, paying off treasure hunters, and cruising along the Portuguese coast aboard his private vessel. Little is known about him but he must be into real estate as he enjoy reclaiming property. Panama would come with a removable hat, a cane, an envelope full of small unmarked bills, and a life saver from his vessel, the Coronado.

    7. Hatay Soldier
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    These guys would keep their heads if they weren't detached from their bodies. These guys will never get ahead in life. They just didn't have a good head on their shoulders. Seriously I could just keep telling head jokes but eventually that will lead to vulgarity. Let's just say the sultan's soldiers would make for great army building and booby trap testers. They would come with a rifle, a sword, and a removable head.


    6. Sallah - Iskenderun
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    Indy's trusted friend Sallah makes a welcome return to the series as he meets Marcus Brody in Iskenderun. Unfortunately the meeting is brief as Sallah and Marcus get tangled with nazi spies. Thanks to Sallah quick thinking Marcus is able to avoid capture for at least an extra thirty seconds. Sallah would come with the Egyptian Mail Morning Edition, which he just finished reading, and a flaming tire which belonged to his brother-in-law.

    5. Indiana Jones - Berlin
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    Indy will do anything to get an autograph. No autograph book is complete until you've got the signature of at least one occult crazy power mad world domination dreaming dictator. Indy had to jump through some hoops to get it, traveling to Berlin, borrowing a Nazi uniform, stealing a book, but he got it done. Of course he could have just sent it to the Marx Brothers but that would have been too easy. Indy would come with a Luger and the Grail Diary.


    4. Elsa Schneider - Castle Brunwald
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    "This is how we say goodbye in Austria." There's not a red blooded guy who wouldn't love to recreate that scene. Even if only in action figure form. And what a figure Elsa has, bad has never looked so good. Else would come with a Luger and some rubber saliva to stretch between the Austrian femme fetale and Dr. Jones.

    3. Kazim - Venice
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    Guys in Fezzes are cool. That's just a fact. Sometimes they'll try to mow you down with machine gun fire but because they're wearing fezzes they're still kinda of cool. They may try to chop you up with a boat's propeller but they still got fezzes so they're still cool. But if you were to take away Kazim's fez he'd still be co
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