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Indiana Jones and the Potentiality of Minimates

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After it was mentioned in the infamous "End is Nigh" thread, I'm curious as to how we would all like for Indiana Jones Minimates to be made? Go forth and discuss.

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The first box set should be two Crystal skeletons, Shia LaBouef, and an alien. 

 

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First I'd like any of the English stereotype/cliche characters. Next up I'd have me some Nazis :rolleyes: :sarcasm-1: ......

......I'll stop now before I'm banned .

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Raiders of the Lost Ark Wave 1

- South America Indiana Jones / Satipo

- Toht / Nepal Marion

- Jungle Belloq / Hovitos Native

- Jock with Reggie / Hovitos Native

 

Raiders of the Lost Ark Wave 2

- Nepal Indiana Jones / Thug (alt parts)

- Professor Indiana Jones / Marcus Brody

- Sallah / Monkey Man

- German Mechanic / Col Deitrich

 

Raiders of the Lost Ark Wave 3

- Cairo Indiana Jones / Cairo Swordsman

- Cairo Marion / Cairo Belloq

- Katanga / German Soldier

- Fancy Dress Marion / German Soldier

 

Deluxe Set #1 - South American Temple with Indy, Traitorous Satipo, Fertility Idol, Boulder

Deluxe Set #2 - Arabian Horse with Indy

Deluxe Set #3 - German Truck with Ark & German Soldiers

Deluxe Set #4 - Map Room with Disguised Indy

Deluxe Set #5 - Well of Souls with Ark, Indy, Sallah

Deluxe Set #6 - Opening the Ark with Ghosts and Melting Face Toht and Ceremonial Belloq

 

 

 

 

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Good stuff YouBastards! I like the idea of Deluxe sets similar to Hasbro's. Here's what I came up with for Raiders:

Wave 1:

Indiana Jones (tan gloves, dusty) / Nazi Mechanic

Marion Ravenwood (Nightgown) / Major Toht

Rene Belloq (Panama hat) / Nazi Soldier

Rene Belloq (Ceremonial robes) / Nazi Soldier

 

Wave 2:

Marion Ravenwood (Cairo blouse) / Monkey Man

Sallah / The Ark of the Covenant

Indiana Jones (Cairo) / Cairo Swordsman

Indiana Jones (White Robes) / Cairo Swordsman

 

“Jungle Escape” Box Set                       “Ravenwood Bar” Box Set

Indiana Jones (Dirty)                             Indiana Jones (clean, no satchel)

Satipo                                                       Marion Ravenwood (Nepal)

Rene Belloq (Pith hat)                           Nepalese Thug

Jock                                                          Nepalese Thug (Pat Roach)

 

Army Dump

3x Nazi Soldier

3x Hovitos Tribesman

3x Cairo Thug

2x Indiana Jones in Nazi Disguise

1x Colonel Dietrich


 

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Me too, been a fan since I was a kid; Indy movies alongside Star Wars were some of the first live-action movies I watched as a kid.

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If they sell well that would be good for minimates in general, but for me it would be a licence where I would only really want one figure (but would probably buy more)

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Raiders of the Lost Ark Assortment of figures

Wave 1:                                                                                 “Jungle Escape” Box Set

Indiana Jones (tan gloves, dusty) / Nazi Mechanic     Indiana Jones (Cobwebs)

Marion Ravenwood (Nightgown) / Major Toht              Satipo

Rene Belloq  / Nazi Soldier (Raiders)                             Rene Belloq (Pith hat)

Rene Belloq (Ceremonial) / Nazi Soldier (Raiders)     Jock

 

Wave 2:                                                                                “Ravenwood Bar” Box Set

Marion Ravenwood (Cairo blouse) / Monkey Man       Indiana Jones (clean, no stachel)

Sallah / The Ark of the Covenant                                    Marion Ravenwood (Nepal)

Indiana Jones (Cairo) / Cairo Swordsman                     Nepalese Thug

Indiana Jones (White Robes) / Cairo Swordsman        Nepalese Thug (Pat Roach)

 

Raiders of the Lost Ark Army Dump

3x Nazi Soldier (Raiders)

3x Hovitos Tribesman

3x Cairo Thug

2x Indiana Jones in Nazi Disguise

1x Colonel Dietrich

 

Temple of Doom Assortment of Figures

Wave 1:                                                                               “The Temple of Doom” Box Set

Indiana Jones / Mola Ram                                              Indiana Jones (Thuggee)

Short Round / Thuggee Slave Driver                            Chattar Lal (Thuggee)

Willie Scott (Sacrifice) / Thuggee Swordsman           Maharaja (Thuggee)

Willie Scott (Pankot) / Thuggee Swordsman              Thuggee Swordsman

 

Wave 2:                                                                                “Pankot Palace” Box Set

Indiana Jones (Shanghai) / Wu Han                               Indiana Jones (Professor, bowtie)

Willie Scott (Shanghai) / Lao Che                                   Chattar Lal

Kao Kan / Shanghai Gangster                                          Willie Scott (Nightgown)

Chen / Shanghai Gangster                                                Maharaja

 

Temple of Doom Blind Bags

3x Indiana Jones

3x Mola Ram (No headdress)

3x Thuggee Acolyte (Each packed with one Sankara Stone)

2x Short Round (Battle Damaged)

1x Village Elder

 

The Last Crusade Assortment of Figures

Wave 1:                                                                                 “Venice Canal Chase” Box Set

Indiana Jones (Castle) / Colonel Vogel                          Indiana Jones (Professor, tie)

Dr. Henry Jones Sr. / Marcus Brody                                 Elsa Schneider (Venice Canal)

Elsa Schneider (Desert) / Nazi Soldier (Crusade)          Kazim

Elsa Schneider (Venice) / Nazi Soldier (Crusade)          Grail Guardian

 

Wave 2:                                                                                   “Young Indy” Box Set

Indiana Jones (Battle damaged) / Sallah                          Young Indiana Jones

Henry Jones Sr. (vest) / Colonel Vogel (Desert)              Herman (the Boy Scout)

Donovan (alt. Decaying look) / Grail Knight                      Fedora

Donovan (Tuxedo) / Grail Knight                                         Panama Hat

 

Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Assortment of figures

Wave 1:                                                                                    “Warehouse Escape” Box Set

Indiana Jones / Colonel Dovchenko                                   Indiana Jones (No jacket)

Irina Spalko / Mutt Williams                                                 Mac

Marion Ravenwood / Ugha Warrior                                     Irina Spalko (Sunglasses)

Harold Oxley / Ugha Warrior                                                Russian Soldier

 

The Adventures of Indiana Jones Deluxe Figure Assortment

“Desert Chase” Deluxe Set                                                  “Tank Showdown” Deluxe Set

Indiana Jones / Nazi Soldier (Raiders)                              Indiana Jones / Nazi Tank Driver

Nazi Truck / Arabian Horse                                                 Mark VII Tank

 

“Shanghai Chase” Deluxe Set                                            “Mine Car Chase” Deluxe Set

Short Round / Shanghai Gangster                                    Indiana Jones / Thuggee Swordsman

Duesenberg Convertible / Reo Flying Cloud                   Mine Car (x2)

 

“Motorcycle Escape” Deluxe Set                                      “Fighter Plane Attack” Deluxe Set

Indiana Jones (Castle) / Nazi Motorcylcist                    Indiana Jones / Nazi Pilot

Motorcycle / Motorcycle w/ sidecar attachment          Nazi Fighter Plane / Bi-Plane


 

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I mapped out the rest of the series in my head. I felt compelled to share. I opted for a Ghostbusters-like treatment in which there's a standard series with an accompanying box set depicting a specific moment or scene from the given film. Also, I feel that the deluxe sets may be a bit much, but nothing's impossible. 

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Are these a real possibility? DST announce any on this line? I’d so want these! A Raiders set for sure please! A minimate rolling boulder packed as a middle piece. 

Indy & Short Round 2 pack with mine cart and broken track pieces. 

 

Edited by TimeTraveler

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I think an Indiana Jones set would be a big seller, but I don't think the property would have any legs after one or two sets. Let's face it, the vast majority of collectors (both of Minimates and Indiana Jones stuff in general) are only really going to want Indy, and since there's little variation in his look from film to film I doubt casual collectors would buy more than one set. I think you could maybe get three box sets out of it, for the first three movies, if enough people want a Sean Connery Minimate. Anything beyond that is a stretch.

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On 7/10/2019 at 6:07 AM, TimeTraveler said:

Are these a real possibility? DST announce any on this line?

No, it's pure speculation sparked by our own discussions.

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3 hours ago, hellpop said:

I think an Indiana Jones set would be a big seller, but I don't think the property would have any legs after one or two sets. Let's face it, the vast majority of collectors (both of Minimates and Indiana Jones stuff in general) are only really going to want Indy, and since there's little variation in his look from film to film I doubt casual collectors would buy more than one set. I think you could maybe get three box sets out of it, for the first three movies, if enough people want a Sean Connery Minimate. Anything beyond that is a stretch.

 

Offering variations on Indy would allow new collectors to jump on board at any time. Look what DST did with Predator. We got WAY more variations of Dutch and the Predator than I expected. 

- Spider-covered Indy

- Professor Indy

- Nepal Indy

- German disguise Indy

And that’s just from the first flick. 

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- Dust covered Indy with tan gloves

- Cairo Indy

- Egyptian disguise Indy

There's plenty of variation with Indiana Jones. Plus, who wouldn't want to army build generic soldiers?? They'd fit right in as civilian soldiers as well, similar to the Ultimate SHIELD Agents we got a few years ago. 

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I think you both waaaaaaay overestimate the interest in Indiana Jones toys that are not him in his traditional hat and jacket.

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1 hour ago, hellpop said:

I think you both waaaaaaay overestimate the interest in Indiana Jones toys that are not him in his traditional hat and jacket.

Medicom would definitely agree with you because as far as I can recall they produced 4 kubrick versions of Indiana Jones all as described above ,nigh on all identical except that one was a big 400% version . No other Indiana Jones kubricks were produced by Medicom.

Perhaps the weirdest or perhaps the most ironic kubrick of all was the Star Wars Series 2 'secret /chase'.............Indiana Jones :blink: 

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Lucasfilm kind of treats Indiana Jones like the step child when it comes to merchandise. The last big releases we had were back in 2008. But I'd buy that whole line you just listed. As an Indy fan I've been starving for some new figures.

 

 

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He’ll Disney has owned both Lucasfilm and Marvel for like seven years now and we still haven’t seen Indiana Jones comics. Star Wars comics started almost immediately but not so much as a miniseries for Doctor Jones. 

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There's something weird going on with Disney and Indy. Funko was able to make a Pop, but only as a park and con exclusive (at least that's what they said at the time). And if Funko can't get an Indiana Jones into every store in America, then DST doesn't have much of a chance.

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Disney doesn't like Indiana Jones because of Nazis. 

Yet they persist in plastering the Empire and Darth Vader all over their parks. Seriously, Stormtroopers have become more synonymous with Disney than Mickey Mouse. 

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No, I think it's specifically a licensing thing. I distinctly remember that Funko said they weren't allowed to make a wide release Indiana Jones, and that he could only be released as a park exclusive (and somehow they were able to fudge that to also be an SDCC exclusive). It could be something in whatever deal they have with George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.

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As with the Fantastic Four and X-Men, Disney doesn’t want to promote anything that benefits the competition. 

 

It’s my understanding that Paramount still owns distribution rights to the Indiana Jones films, much like Fox did with Star Wars. I doubt Disney will promote Indy until they have a film of their own. Most merchandising will likely focus on that fifth film, not the previous installments.

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