Packaging - ***
The art for the box is directly from Lucasfilm marketing and set in
stone so I can not knock Sideshow for the uninspired look but the
photos they have added are very good, not as good as the ones you see
here on MWCTOYS but I would rather they stick to making toys and not
photographing them. He is well packing inside and will surely
safe inside. His different head and hand sculpts each have
own place as well as the stand and his exclusive chalice.
Sculpting - ****
Amish Puri, he actor who played Mola Ram has a very distinct look and
they pulled it off here. He has two head sculpts so we will
about each one. First lets discuss the one without the
Wow, that is a good looking bald man, and being a bald man myself I
can say its nice to know that a little red stripe on the top
there makes for a great evening look or maybe a wedding or bar
mitzvah. The facial expression on this sculpt is all around
eyes. You can see at any moment his madness is going to boil
over. From the opened mouth to the deep set eyes opened wide.
(See the madness in this
picture, now you can have it in your own home.)
most people will display him with the headdress I am sure but I am
really glad they gave me this option. Maybe I will change his
each week, or should I buy a second one?
Next is the sculpt with the headdress. Wow this is
mouth wide open with joy and triumph as his lifts the freshly pulled
beating heart from his victims chest and raises it high above his head.
The eyes are slightly less crazed, as though that’s possible, he did
just pull someone’s heart from their chest. They are more
victorious, somehow closer to his evil plan coming into
The skull of the animal now
turned into a stylish hat is wonderful. The shrunken head on
front with the long hair flowing backward drapes over so
even looks like bone, strident and dried out. His eyes and
are wet looking.
He also comes with 2
Each holds the bloody heart but one is covered in flames. The
flame one has translucent plastic that makes for shimmering flame when
light hits it.
The other is wetter with blood
and it drips down his hands more. Is it any wonder this is
film that made the PG-13 rating happen? His right arm raised
above, the muscles of his arm tightened. His body is covered mostly by
his flowing robe, but that doesn’t mean Sideshow didn’t give his some
damn nice shoes.
The base is made up of skulls
skin covered skulls - it is gruesome and fantastic. He would
great on his own but this really sets its apart. The Temple
Doom Indy is getting the same base style and they are a must have
combo. If you are lucky enough to get the exclusive with the
chalice then look at how
accurate it is.
you may look at it and wonder how Mola Ram ever got any liquid in that
thing as there is no hole in it but that’s a question for Lucas and not
Sideshow to answer.
Paint - ***1/2
There is a lot of flesh tone on Mola Ram and they did a great job on
his face but I would have liked some more variants around his chest and
arms but its so little a thing to pick on as your going to be staring
at that face and flaming heart.
chalice is gruesome great. The remnants of skin on this as
as the ones on the base of the figure are wet and disturbing in their
realism. The red lines he has painted on his shoulders have a
shimmer of newly applied body paint. The hit the shadows of
face and the skulls and the bone on the headdress so well on this one
you lose a good hour of your day once you open him and just stare at
The headscupt without the
headdress shows off his
skull painting. A red stripe that gets wider as it goes back
is outlined in black. What I liked was it didn’t look like
as much as real body paint, something he would have made himself and
applied for the ritual he was about to participate in.
Articulation - Bupkis
Oh he doesn’t move but he will move you. Those are some damn
Accessories - Regular **;
Well 2 heads and 2 hands make for accessories in my book. He
has is necklace of arrows and teeth on both versions but that chalice
is one of the coolest accessories Sideshow has done on a PF since the
blown up Vader head with Lukes head inside for its Degobah
Outfit - ***
Mola Ram had a simple robe but that is not always easy to do in fabric
for a figure. Getting it to lay right can be hard but they
here. The colors are great too. The black looks
something done with handmade dyes in secret just as Mola Ram would have
done. The red is bright and draws the eye to it. He
sash that can either be left down, wrapped around is waist if you like,
or what I like most, draping it over his left arm. This way
red fabric really pops and your eye sees the left hand like the claw of
a bird of prey.
Things to Watch Out For -
time you swap a head or hand out take care to put it in correctly so
you do not crack the polystone, but this is pretty hard stuff so you
should be fine.
Overall - ***1/2
As I mentioned before he has now become my favorite piece in my Indy PF
collection and when Indy himself arrives I have an awesome bookend to
this piece. $300.00 has become the new norm in PF figure
and yes it is high but this is amazing quality and I have spent more on
much, much worse. The changing hand and heads as well as the
fantastic base makes this one a must have.
Gallery of Film Stills for your comparision pleasure.
Where to Buy -
Online options include these site sponsors:
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has the regular at $275.
- for the UK buyers, Forbidden
Planet has the regular for 220 GBP.
- or you can search
The only other Indiana Jones PF released so far (that we've
is the Raiders of the Lost
Ark version of Indy. It's an outstanding statue, however!
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