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Mickey Mouse as Indiana Jones

Mickey Mouse as Indiana Jones statue by Disney


I've always loved Indiana Jones, and I've been particularly fond of the parodies, particularly in collectibles. For example, one of my favorite Muppet action figures produced by Palisades is the Kermit as Indy, so it should be no surprise that I was drawn to the Mickey Mouse as Indy large scale statue.

These are quarter scale statues, if Mickey was as big as a 6' human. They stand about 18" tall, but are not mixed media in the sense of something like Sideshow's Premium Format. They are almost entirely resin or polystone, but do have some details that are done in other materials.

Only 500 of Mickey as Indy were produced, and they sell at the parks for around $200.

This isn't the first time we've gotten Mickey in this outfit, and there's a nifty little action figure out as well. He might be a whole lot smaller, but he's a whole lot cheaper too.

Packaging - **
They aren't trying to wow you with the package - they just want it to get to you safely. It's a plain brown box, with a foam tray, top and bottom. Nothing fancy, but it does get the job done.

Some sites selling this say there's a Certificate of Authenticity as well (although the statues aren't individually numbered), but mine did not have one. I'll be checking on that, don't worry.
Mickey Mouse as Indiana Jones statue by Disney
Mickey Mouse as Indiana Jones statue by Disney
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Mickey Mouse as Indiana Jones statue by Disney
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Mickey Mouse as Indiana Jones statue by Disney
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Mickey Mouse as Indiana Jones statue by Disney
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Mickey Mouse as Indiana Jones statue by Disney
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Mickey Mouse as Indiana Jones statue by Disney

Sculpting - ***1/2
I was actually a bit off when I said that Mickey was six feet tall if this was a quarter scale statue. In fact, the entire statue (including the base) stands 18", and Mickey himself is only 16" tall. That makes Mickey about 5' 4" tall, which works fine for me.

However, he is a plump fellow, taking up quite a bit of volume, especially that head. If you plan on displaying him next to your Indy PF, remember that one's a 'real' person, one's not, and adjust your expectations accordingly.

The sculpting is top notch, and I'm assuming Costa Alavezos (who's name is printed on the bottom) did the work. I believe he's done a number of these large statues, and he captures the animated look quite well.

There's lots of nice detail work too, especially on the costume. Buttons, zippers, clasps, buckles and other items are all sculpted cleanly and accurately. The internal scale is good, and Mickey even has the wry Indy expression down perfectly.

The hat is flocked, which is a potential area for problems. Be sure to check yours at the store, since having the flocking rubbed off by the packaging is a distinct possibility.

The rest of the figure is all resin. Most surprising to me was how accurate the Fertility Idol itself is, which he holds in his right hand. She's even more screen accurate than some of the prop replicas we've seen, although mine does have a weird 'melt mark' on her left thigh.

The base, on which Mickey is permanently attached, is a moss covered hunk of stone from the temple, with appropriate markings around the outside edge.

Overall, the statue is quite large and impressive. I'm quite happy with the sculpting, and you should be able to get one with nice flocking if you're picky enough at the store.

Paint - **
Unfortunately, the paint work doesn't quite live up to the sculpt. There's a fair amount of slop, some of it unacceptable on a collectible this expensive.

The best aspects of the paint work is on the face itself, where the cuts are clean, and on the coat where the weathering of the leather looks fantastic.

But other areas are not so great. The area where the ears meet the hat is sloppy and inconsistent, with both paint and flocking riding up on to the ears. Instead of it looking like the ears come through the hat, they look like they are just stuck on the side, and this is caused by the terrible cut lines between the two.

Other problem areas include the shirt and pouch strap (where the white of the shirt rides up very high on the side of the strap), the white glove around the leather whip, and the hat band around the hat. Sloppy cut lines on all these areas are a major issue.

Articulation - Bupkis
This won't have a negative effect on my overall, since this is a statue after all. But as any long time collector knows, once in awhile these large scale 'statues' have a point or two of articulation, so I figured it was worth mentioning that this is not the case here.

Value - **1/2
Considering that Sideshow PF's are twice this expensive, I'd say you're getting a reasonable deal. Had the paint ops not had issues, I would have given him another half star here as well.

Things to Watch Out For -
Don't drop him. Yea, I'm Captain Obvious today.

Overall - ***
For me, it's really the paint and sculpt that drive this score, all other considerations taking a very distant third.

I love the sculpt and design, and the statue is a great combination of the Indy mythos and the Mickey style. Somehow they gave him the personality of both characters, so both Indy fans and Mickey fans will be happy.

Sadly, the paint isn't up to the level it should be. This isn't a small figure (I did include a photo of this statue with the small Mickey Indy figure though), and in this scale you really notice paint issues very easily with the nekkid eye. Disney really needs to up the ante in this area if they want to measure up favorably with other work that's being done in the market. Of course, they sort of have the Mickey Mouse as Indiana Jones market all sewn up, so they may not be particularly concerned.

Score Recap:
Packaging - **
Sculpting - ***1/2
Paint - **
Articulation - Bupkis
Value - **1/2
Overall - ***

Where to Buy -
You'll need to get yourself to a Disney store, preferably at the larger parks, to pick this guy up. Expect to pay around $150.

Related Links -
I've done plenty of Indy reviews, but if you like other characters in Indy costumes, you should check out the Adventure Kermit.

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This product was purchased for the review by the reviewer. Photos and text by Tracy Sohner.

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