Indiana Jones Sneak Preview Day 5
May 1, 2008

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?"
"Ah, rats!"
"I hate these guys."
"I think we’ve got a big problem…"
"Archeology is the search for fact."
"Trust me."
"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!"
"No Ticket!"

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!

Scott Rogers
Soctt "Boneyard" Rogers has been collecting toys, making custom action figures and reading comic books since before many of you were a twinkle in yore daddy's eye. Needless to say, he knows a fair bit about all of this stuff and definitely has some opinions about it. He also makes video games when he's not looking for toys, making custom action figures and reading comics books.
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1 Comment »

  • Superman95 says:

    It looks really cool!!! Seems like the “Indy” toyline will be the perfect succesor of “Star Wars”. (So, Where’s the Marcus Brody Action Figure?)

    I’ll start saving now if this Indy will be imported to Colombia, to get the chance to put my hands on this valuable collectible toy. Alongside Christopher Reeve’s Superman and Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly, Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones is my second fav’rite 80’s movie star. Not a bad (and bald ripoff like Nick Cage’ role in the awfull National Treasure films)

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