Tag: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Vintage Indiana Jones

July 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Vintage Indiana Jones

One of my favorite things to ask people is, “What’s your favorite movie?”  I’ve even asked it when interviewing folks.  I use it to understand folk’s sense of humor and acceptance of geekiness.  Now, if you’ve visited this site more than once, you’ll know I’m a huge Star Wars fan and collector.  What you probably wouldn’t guess is that “”Raiders of […]

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Monkey Man

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Monkey Man

Indiana Jones coming back to the big screen has given Hasbro a reason to give us new Raider’s figures.  If you’ve visited the site before, you’ll know that I’m a pretty big fan of the vintage Kenner Indiana Jones line.  I will say that I don’t have a complete collection.  I don’t have a complete Well of Souls or Ceremonial […]

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Sallah

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Sallah

One of the key things to being an action hero is you can’t do it alone.  Han Solo has Chewbacca, the Lone Ranger has Tonto, and Indiana Jones has Sallah.  Without Sallah, Indy would have never found the German dig site or had enough help to get the Ark out of the Well of Souls.  When he needed help […]

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German Soldier 2-Pack

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German Soldier 2-Pack

Army building action figures seems to have became more popular in the last ten years.  As a kid, I was always torn between, should I get Bespin Luke or another Snowtrooper? Hmmmm, Bespin Luke it is. The vintage Indiana Jones line suffered from a worse problem. There was no army to build. There was figure of Indy in […]

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Vintage Cairo Swordsman

July 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Vintage Cairo Swordsman

Today’s review continues with our recent Indiana Jones Retro Reviews.  We’ve already took a look at Indy and Belloq.The focus for this is review is the Cairo Swordsman.  Indy was chased by a number of turban clad mercenaries through a Cairo marketplace in the original film.  One particular foe stood out.  The Cairo Swordsman. He stood out for few different reasons. […]

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Temple Trap Indiana Jones

July 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Temple Trap Indiana Jones

I’ve mentioned it several times before, Raiders of the Lost Ark is probably my number one favorite film of all time. I was pretty excited to hear about the Indy new film, and the promise offigures from it. To hear that Hasbro was going to go retro and make figures from some of the past films as well, was […]

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Vintage Marion Ravenwood

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Vintage Marion Ravenwood

In putting together all of the recent Kenner Indiana Jones reviews, I realized something. The folks working on the line really cared about what they were doing. Compared to the Star Wars figures from the same era, the attention to detail is just that little notch bigger. I once read George Lucas said the reason he made “Raiders of the Lost […]

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Toht

June 26, 2009 | By | Reply More
Toht

There are a variety of baddies facing off with Indiana Jones in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” However, most of them didn’t seem truly evil. Belloq was delusional. Dietrich was just a cog in the German army. However, the Gestapo agent named Toht was a charachter that seethed villany on the screen. For a character […]

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Ceremonial Belloq

June 25, 2009 | By | Reply More
Ceremonial Belloq

If Indiana Jones had one totally memorable nemesis, it would be Rene Belloq. The guy takes the fertility idol from Indy, almost gets to the Ark before Indy, tries to schmooze his girl, and then takes the Ark from him. Twice. That adds up to significant foe. However, he’s not much of an action star. In the vintage Kenner […]

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Vintage Belloq

June 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
Vintage Belloq

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” is one of my all time favorite films. It really captured my imagination when it came out originally. Not surprisingly, I have a few of the figures that came out around the time of the movie . Belloq was Indy’s nemesis, so I thought he’d be a good candidate for […]

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