Happy Indiana Jones Toy Day!
For this Indiana Jones final sneak preview, we take a look at Hasbro’s 12" Talking Indiana Jones figure and he’s got a lot to say!
At first glance, Hasbro’s 12" Talking Indiana Jones figure represents Indy as he appeared in Raiders of the Lost Ark, he actually is meant to stand-in for Indy from ALL of the movies from the trilogy. (I guess we can’t call it a trilogy anymore, huh?)
While this Indy doesn’t sport the exact Harrison Ford’s exact likeness or meticulous detailing like the more expensive Sideshow or Medicom’s Real Action Hero versions, he does have an interesting (if not slightly creepy) talking feature that was last used for Hasbro’s 12" Voice FX GI JOE Duke figure.
By slightly pressing a button on Indy’s stomach, his rubbery face will open it’s mouth. Press it harder and he will "say" one of eleven actual quotes from the movies. If you alternate between pressing lightly and hard, you can make Indy lip-synch the sound bite! The movie quotes are:
"My name is Indiana Jones."
"Snakes… why did it have to be snakes?"
"I hate these guys."
"I think we’ve got a big problem…"
"Archeology is the search for fact."
"I don’t know, I’m making this up as I go!"
"Fortune and glory kid, fortune and glory."
"That’s why they call it the jungle, sweetheart!"
I haven’t opened this figure up yet (I’m saving it for my son’s birthday) but according to the Hasbro site, the figure has numerous points of articulation (I’m guessing it’s compariable to that of the GI JOE figure – which has around 14 pts.) a removable fedora, jacket, shirt, pants, shoes, a pistol, a working holster, a coiled whip, a 14" whip and the fertility statue from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
In summation, if you can’t afford the $80 plus dollar Sideshow or RAH figures, then you can’t go wrong with the $30 MSRP for Hasbro’s 12" Talking Indiana Jones figure. While not perfect, the sound clips are guaranteed to put a smile on any Indiana Jones fan’s face.
I hope you’ve found this week’s reviews fun and informative. Good luck finding those toys!