Sunday, May 25, 2008

How To Know What Is Important

I saw the new Indiana Jones movie on Friday night, ensuring that I'll be able to hold on to my Geek Badge until the new Hulk movie is released. If you haven't seen it yet, I won't spoil it.
I think Hasbro and Lucas Arts have pretty well summed up the plot of Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in their latest Indiana Jones toy line.
This covers what you need to know:

"Monkey Man"! Remember this guy! He totally tried to poison Indy only the highly trained assassin monkey screwed it up! Not a spoiler, since that movie came out in 1981. But it was awesome.

"Cairo Swordsman"! Oh, that was so awesome!
Indy completely pwned that guy! Also in 1981.


"Belloq"! One of the most important reasons to hate the French! Also, oddly, dating back to 1981.



We all know Marion is back in the latest movie. This is her action figure. Accessories include a frying pan, sword and outfit from her appearance in (you guessed it) 1981.


Now we are getting somewhere. Nazis. Specifically, Colonel Vogel. There are no Nazis in the latest movie, but Indy and this guy have a history going back to . . . about 1981.


Look! Not from 1981! This guy is from The Last Crusade! "The Grail Knight"! Remember, this is the current Hasbro toy line.
I'm not saying it isn't awesome, I'm just saying there is a movie in theatres right freaking now.


So, Dr. Schneider . . . . We meet again. Seems like we haven't seen her since 1989. It's nice to know that her fashion sense has stood up so well against the harsh judgement of history. Riding pants for the win!



Dr. Henry Jones is back! Unfortunately, not in the latest movie. I never thought I'd be nostalgic for the 80's.

But what about Indiana Jones himself? Sure, there are toys for him. It would be silly for there to not be toys.


Here he is from The Last Crusade. Awesome, right? There are more.


Indiana Jones with "Whip Cracking Action"! Sweet! Takes me back to fond memories of . . . Yeah, 1981.


Indiana Jones "With Idol". Not only is this from 1981, it is from the earliest scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark. However, that scene was awesome.



Finally, here is the "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" figure. Holy crap! Someone give that toy a fedora! Oh, how we long for 1981! There is another figure where he holds a crystal skull, but I'm not posting that since it can be considered spoilery.

Surely there is something freaking toy-worthy in this movie! Oh, wait! Here:


Mutt Williams. With a snake. To be fair, the 13-year-old girls in the theatre with me seemed to completely love this guy. I like him too, but I think there are different motivations.


Here he is again, with a sword and jacket. Awesome. He gets two figures from Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Indiana Jones gets the same figure twice with different accessories.

There is your movie review in toy form, ladies and gentlemen. Take from it what you will.

There is some good news in all this, however.


Young Indiana Jones is also back, at least in toy form. We've all missed this guy since 1989. Except for the TV series, which I never saw a single time.


Jane said...

The TV series was highly excellent, I recommend Netflixing.

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.