Updated: Dec 9, 2018
Obtainer of rare antiquities
Alongside the other 80's classic movie's represented in my collection, a suitable Indiana Jones figure was always going to be a must. Ignoring the 3.75" from a few years ago and without going all out for Hot Toys or Sideshow, the 2014 Figma Indiana Jones looked the ideal solution. The issue was always going to be getting it at a reasonable price in the UK. That opportunity arose via an Amazon seller recently direct from Japan and I grabbed the figure for just under £30 delivered to the UK inc customs.
You can certainly see why there is such excitement for the recently announced Mafex and Bandai 6" Star Wars figures when you see this thing in the flesh - it truly is an action figure on steroids. Firstly the sculpt is very strong, albeit maybe an older Indiana perhaps between Crusade and Crystal Skull.
Poseability is just ridiculous, if I posed this once a week I still couldnt find all the great poses this thing can do. The figure comes with 10 different hands (5 left, 5 right) to hold the various accessories which include a curled whip, cracking whip, Sankara Stone, Holy Grail, Golden Idol and a Pistol. It even comes with a 2nd set of eyes so Indy can look a different way.
It's all this detail that makes it obvious why these figures command the price they do and why the upcoming Japanese Star Wars figures will be very sought after. In fact the only downside of this figure and any figure from these Japanese ranges seems to be depth in terms of how many characters they will end up putting out. I doubt I will ever get a Mola Ram or Henry Jones to pose alongside Indiana, but that is fine in this case.
Looking forward to seeing the 6" Star Wars figures and see if they live up to this one. Indy... you get 5/5 from me.