Saturday, June 14, 2008

Indiana Jones - The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (MEDICOM RAH)

Okay. So in my earlier post today, I hinted at my need to sell off a couple of choice figure sets (as well as vast swaths of my comic book collection) in order to lighten the load of upcoming move, and free up some extra cash to pay for a few upcoming (and current) releases by both Sideshow and Medicom.
Pictured above, is one of those figures that my bank account needed a few extra ducket fed into it in order to accomadate its price tag.
I really couldn't help it.
Indy mania has grabbed me by the gonads and given them a really hard yank. I love the new movie. Is it Raiders of the Lost Ark ? No. But really, were any of the other Indy installments?
I've been a huge fan of the Indiana Jones films since the five year old version of myself sat in a darkened theater and watched Harrison Ford beat the piss out of Nazi villains in Raiders. Seeing a graying and grissled Ford nearly thirty years later knocking the shit out of cold war commies was the best summer movie thrill this here blogger's had in a loooooooooong goddamn time.
The only problem with my current bout of Indy Mania? There's not a decent action figure out on the shelves that'll cure my Jones jonesin'. Have you checked out the sculpts to Hasbro's lackluster line? Who's that guy in the Indiana Jones attire? Is that Anthony Cumia (of Radio's Opie and Anthony)..? Ian McClellan? Larry King..? The face sculpt seems to change to a different individual with every figure. And none of them bear even the slightest resemblence of the actor that actually plays Indy.
The only decent toys Hasbro has coming out, their Mighty Muggs Indy editions (which I mentioned months ago) still have yet to appear in stores.
Thank God though for Medicom and Sideshow!
The above RAH edtion of old (errrr... "mature") Indy comes out in the fourth quarter of the year (October through December). I just put in my pre-order and will be waiting impatiently for it to arrive...

IT'S SATURDAY MORNING!!! (The Herculoids)

More great stuff from the fine folks over at Toynami! These Saturday morning staples came out in 2004 and I snapped them up as soon as I caught a glassy eyed gander of them sitting upon th eshelves of the local (now defunct) Mediaplay. (Sigh)... Sadly, I unloaded all three of the sets this past month on Ebay, due to issues involving my upcoming move, and well, freeing up some extra cash for a few other (costly) items that Sideshow has just announced (more on that in a future post).

I believe that Zandor and Zok were released both in box and card format...

Igoo the rock ape is probably my favorite...

Monday, June 9, 2008

And Now A Word From Our Sponsor

Found these on Ebay earlier today. Decided to post them considering how much I'm digging the avalanche of Indiana Jones exposure that's out there now that the new movies out...
I still have this figure...
Eh. Indy's only a side note in this one. Gotta love that Y-Wing though...