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A Guide To Rare Indiana Jones Action Figures

Kenneth Elliott

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With the release of one of the most anticipated movies of the year 2008, the Indian Jones franchise has a renewed since of meaning as well as want. It is not wonder that action figure and toy manufactures are jumping on board to cash in on the fanfare of the moment, making large amounts of Indiana Jones figures to satisfy the market. Millions of people have just locked away a special place in their heart for the trilogy of movies including Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade.

Even though the movies were so successful, the action figures including the trucks and movie merchandise was not so lucky. The toy industry suffered from low sales and large overstocked items when the first movies were doing so well. Not many Indiana Jones figures in the movies were made and as a result, most of this merchandise went unsold or was put on clearance racks for cheap sales. Back in the 1980 people were just not buying Indiana Jones Figures.

Jump into today's time, Indiana Jones Figures are hot. And collectors are especially looking for those Indiana Jones Figures from the 1980's, mainly because they are so rare at this present time. As I said before, not many characters were made and because they were reduced they were cheap toys that a majority were destroyed. But because many were destroyed or unsold these 1980 Indiana Jones Figures are selling for extraordinary prices. And these are the action figures that collectors are looking for.

What Should you look for if you want to start collecting these figures?

Well, the adventures of Indiana Jones action figures were manufactured by Kenner. These action figures are 3-3/4 inches tall (same standard as today). The basic figures included Indiana Jones, Marion Ravenwood, Toht, the Cairo Swordsman, Belloq, Sallah, the German Mechanic, and Indiana Jones dressed as a German Soldier. Two other figures, Indiana Jones from the Map Room scene and Monkey Man, were offered in the Map Room and Streets of Cairo playsets. All of these figures are highly prized by collectors. But the big daddy and most prized of the bunch are Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood.

Indiana Jones action figure is usually found with conditioning problems and missing pistol and fagile string whip accessories with the thumb most of the time broken. If you find a Indiana Jones action figure with all of these accessories and is in good shape, snatch it up quick.

Start your Indiana Jones Figures collection today.


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