Review by Jmann
Indiana Jones was one of my all-time favorite action heroes growing up. The way he would run around with zero plans and somehow outsmart his enemies made me really happy as a kid. After the travesty of the fourth Indiana Jones film, I thought that there would be no way for anyone to smear his name through the mud any harder. Boy, was I wrong.
I guess I'll start with the sculpt. For the most part, Indy's sculpt is pretty good. The pants and jacket are done really well, and the paint detail makes it look like he's been out exploring old temples and dungeons. Then you get to the face. This face. I don't know what this face is.
Because it sure as heck isn't Indiana Jones. I'm normally not someone to completely dismiss a figure because of a less-than-accurate headsculpt, but this looks so bad they almost had to do it on purpose. And honestly, it's not even the sculpt completely. It's the HORRIBLE paint apps!
They used a gross brown color to accentuate every wrinkle and abnormality in the sculpt. If the face was just a flat skin-tone, it would probably be acceptable.
But this is just garbage.
Moving on, we can see that he is highly articulated. So, if you've ever wanted your Indiana Jones to Rider Kick some fools, he totally can.
Well, his hip articulation is hindered by his non-removable holster, but I didn't see that as a very huge deal. I still got him into any pose that I needed.
And as for accessories, he comes with a stand and the usual mountain of figma hands, including fists, calm hands, gun-toting hands, and a bunch of holding-things hands. He also comes with a rolled up whip, the extended whip, a revolver, the Idol from Raiders, one of the Stones from Temple of Doom, and the Holy Grail from The Last Crusade. He also has extra eyes.
I'll start with the good stuff. he can hold all of his accessories.
The Idol takes a bit of finess, but I was eventually able to get him to hold it. So that's good.
And the extra set of eyes seem a bit useless. He goes from looking forward to looking slightly to the right. It's kind of dumb.
I would have much rather them make different faces, or put that effort into a better headsculpt.
And now for the bad? The whip. It's made up of several different segments to allow you to pose it, but I'd much rather just have a solid piece here because it falls apart. All. The. Time.
In fact, it was so annoying to pose the whip that I just put it back in the box. That shouldn't happen with an INDIANA JONES FIGURE.
Basically, this figure is pretty terrible. If you want an Indiana Jones figure, just... find something else. Or make your own! I just can't recommend this to anyone. It belongs in a museum. A museum full of crappy toys.
|Posted 4 July, 2014 - 14:37 by Jmann|