After going to three Wal-marts and three Targets (Toys R Us isn’t open yet) this morning on a mostly successful search for Indiana Jones figures, the one figure I didn’t get was Irina Spalko, Cate Blanchet’s raven-haired Russian from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
I don’t get it. We don’t even know much about this character yet We don’t know what fate is in store for her: a face-melting, whithering away from old age, or maybe some sort of probing by aliens with crystal skulls? – how can she be so popular?
I understand that she is a female figure (which don’t sell well according to Hasbro) and she’s a villain figure (which do sell well according to Hasbro) but she’s the main nemesis in the new movie – why should she be so hard to find? If anything, they should pack MORE of her at the start of the line – then phase her out for some other baddie or another Marion.
All I know is, she’s gonna be damn hard to find. If you see a spare, grab one for me, will ya?