Sculpting - ***1/2
production pics of this did not do it
justice. I think the head may be a bit large but it looks so
I wouldn’t want to change a thing. They sculpted him with the
on. Now we saw this on the first Indy as well and as we know
cloth caps somehow just don’t work. However a hatless second
would have been nice. He is without
the hat most of the time, and when he
holds the bazooka
in the film, the only accessory that comes with this figure, he does
not have it on. I guess now we know what to do with the
sculpt from the original figure. However I think this is a
sculpt. It seems we are getting closer to having the perfect
Harrison Ford head one day. The fabric of the hat is done
well, the folds, wrinkles and texture really coming out.
are two sets of hands, one set in closed fist punch pose, and the other
open grip and with right hand finger posed for the trigger of the
Paint - ****
little paint done on the figure and that’s what works well.
did a wash for the hair and to get the hat fabric to stand
The skin no longer has that glossy look we had the first
The eyes are wonderful and its looks like Sideshow is catching up on
eyes now, he even has a bit of bloodshot to them.
improvement is the unshaved face. The upper lip on our
Indy was...well it was like my upper lip in 8th grade. This
time is is so subtle I have to keep looking to see how they did
it. Great job Sideshow.
I liked the most, and what makes me want that hatless version even
more, is the inclusion of the blood
on his forehead.
The brim of the hat covers it so you don’t see it unless you move the
head, and I am not sure how you could pose it to really show this off,
but it is a detail I had thought they missed. The hair is a
improvement. Yes I know he wearing a hat, but the hair that
the back of the head and the sides is done in a wash that brings out
the sculpt and creates a softness and lifelike quality to the hair.
We have tight joints this
time that hold a pose folks. It
seems that problem has been fixed. His head doesn’t drupe
before, however I think that was the weight of the sculpt with the hat
on that was the cause. Having the articulated shoulders lets
do the “tied with Marion to the pole” pose. When the bazooka
in his hands and up on his shoulder it looks great as well as without
it and the “punched a man and stole his clothes”,
think most of the time you would only do a few key poses from moments
in the movie but this figure could do then all if you needed to.
Here is where the ball was
dropped. He has the customary
stand with the Indiana Jones font but at this price point a second head
should have been included. They did it with the first Indy
really didn’t need it there as we keep him in the awesome Temple poses
or action poses that are hat on. Here is where hatless would
been great. It would have been a chance to be screen
show off the great new paint and scraped forehead, and to make it more
of a value at this price point. Having one extra set of hands
didn’t bother me at all, really can’t see where more than that would
have been needed. Now, what makes me the happiest is the
bazooka. When he was first shown off it was not the one from
film. It may have been something that had somewhere in the
warehouse and use it just to show off the figure, but I know the fan
boards were buzzing that Sideshow had given him the wrong
They got it almost right, they even did a bit of silver wash on the
back nozzle to get it closer to screen accurate. What they
is a leather
that is used on it as well as a metal shoulder brace that hangs
underneath. It’s not a huge deal but again when there are so
accessories it’s even more important to get them right.
Oufit - ****
Factor - **1/2
Now we go back up in score
again. Sideshow started by doing
military figures so I was sure they would hit this out of the
has the flat black Nazi boots and the fabric of the khaki pants bunches
wonderfully where it tucks into his boots. The jacket is
The emblems and patches perfectly done and even the silver trim of the
Epaulettes is right on. What impressed me the most were the
pouches and the shoulder harness that goes over the jacket.
sure, but that belt buckle even has a swastika on it. They
ammo pouches a light wash to give them a dark worn leather
tiny buckles and straps that make up the harness are in scale and
really put this outfit over the top on accuracy. Sideshow
military outfits and here they prove it.
me all things Indy are fun. I am a man who has an annual pass
Disneyland and at least once a week I am on that Indiana Jones ride, so
perhaps having me give this marks is silly. Instead of
why I gave it only 2 ½ stars, how about I tell you how it could have
received more stars. First of all, give me that second
head. When you do a sculpt this good, paint it so well, and
include the scraped forehead, show it off, and take that hat off
mister. This would allow for more screen accurate poses and more value
for sure. A leather strap on the bazooka, a small
sure but it makes a big difference in the look and feel and again, the
value. Currently collectors and having to cut back on their
spending. Now is not the time to cut back on accessories or skip the
details to make things cheaper and at the same time charge more. The
last thing is really something we have talked about since day one with
the Indiana Jones line. MARION
RAVENWOOD. If we had her in the white slip dress
the two could be next to one another and the
pole they are tied to as the accessory, what a display base
that would be. I hope your listening SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES.
Value - **1/2
is the same price as the first Indy but with less than half of what
that one had. I love the new sculpt, the outfit is great but
its this much we want to get all we can and dropping the ball on the
extra head is really big.
Things to Watch Out For -
As with all tiny parts be careful the straps over the jacket and the
Epaulettes could be damaged if you weren’t careful.
I love this
sculpt I really do and it makes me wish even more they had chosen to
show it off with a hatless version. Getting the details right
really would have set this apart. With each figure we feel there is
something off on this Indy line. With my Raiders version it
the tan straps on the jacket back, with Toht, the glasses. I
all my Sideshow Indy toys though and can’t wait to get my Henry Jones
Sr. in the next few weeks and sometime next year have a wonderful
exclusive refrigerator on my shelf for my KOTCS collection.
I do like about this figure is that we are getting into some
territory, specific moments from the films. I hope we get an
in a tuxedo and clean-shaven as he was at the Club Obi Wan in the
opening of Temple of Doom. A professor Jones with an apple
the classroom scene or in his airship disguises from Last Crusade, “No
Ticket” version. Now with that being said , can I have my MARION
Packaging - ***
Sculpting - ***1/2
Paint - ****
Articulation - ***1/2
Outfit - ****
Accessories - *1/2
Fun Factor - **1/2
Value - **1/2
Overall - ***
to Buy -
Several sponsor options include:
- Sideshow originally had
him for $90, but sold out. You can always get
on the wait list, however.
Alter Ego Comics
has him for $81.
Big Bad Toy Store
has it for $87.
- or you can hit
ebay looking for a deal.