So as many of you can tell by looking at the toy shelves the Indian Jones figures have not sold as well as Hasbro anticipated. Initially Hasbro said that they had BIG plans for the future of this line. Well I think those plans have bit the dust. From what I have read around the web on the Hasbro Indy Q&A’s there were plans for:
Belloq in suit
Indy in Tuxedo
Deluxe pack with Henry and Indy on a german motorcycle
…and even the remote possibly of some comic packs.
Well as the sales have not been what was expected I’d be surprised if we even see the next Raiders wave they announced at comic con. Instead when "Crystal Skull" makes it to DVD we’ll get a few exclusive Battle Packs that won’t sell either cause they give us figures we already have.
It’s really too bad cause this line has been great so far and I still think there is a fan base that would support it. At least to get a few of the characters listed above. So the whole point of this blog post is to tell Hasbro to go DTC (Direct to Consumer) on this line. They already have Indy license and the distribution window via HasbroToyShop.com. Sure the price of the figures might increase to $11.99, but I think folks would still pay that to get the figures missing in their collection.
It’s just a thought Hasbro…chew on it.
In the meantime I’m gonna make a custom Marcus Brody like this.
Until next time.