Image Image Image Image Image

Temple of Aktor Playset

Moderators: YAK_Jayson, Yakface.com Staff

User avatar
roron corobb
Nerf Herder
Posts: 252
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:37 pm
Location: Spring Branch, TX
Contact:

Postby roron corobb » Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:38 pm

It will be on clearance in no time with the new news of the lines death.

roron corobb
My Feedback Links: Classifieds or Trading
Lance Quazar
Teras Kasi
Posts: 1594
Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:39 pm
Location: Planet Houston
Contact:

Postby Lance Quazar » Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:48 pm

I bought this with the $10 target coupon. $40 was too much, $25 was much more reasonable.

As a toy, I think it's a great item. A few fun play action features and it definitely has a cool Indy vibe to it. Lots of fire the imagination of the younger set.

If I was a kid, I think I'd be all over this item. It certainly seems cooler than the few SW offerings in the playset line over the past decade.

But, as an adult collector, I probably won't keep this one around.

Though I'm an old man who still buys toys and who, yes, has a painstakingly set-up series of poses and mini-dios on my desk, this item has little value to me.

Like I said, fun for the kids, but bulky and kinda pointless for adults.

It looks good for a toy, but not nearly good enough to pass muster in any of my diorama attempts or even (dare to dream?) a photonovel.

I'm not going to spend hours sliding figures down the mountain into the quicksand, nor flinging plastic boulders through the air.

For display purposes, it's too big and way too compromised in its appearance. I'm looking for form, not function.

I'd much rather have something like the Lars Homestead (though its outrageous price keeps me from taking the plunge). Something movie accurate and more "grown up" (if such a term can be applied to toys at all.)

I will probably try to find a local charity that won't mind an open (though new) toy or sell it at a loss.

That said, I'm keeping the two figures. The Indy, though he is the "Raiders" version with the wonky holster, has a phenomenal paint job and I could always use another Ugha for army building.
User avatar
YAK_Chewie
Forum Admin
Posts: 23717
Joined: Sun May 07, 2006 4:18 am
Contact:

Postby YAK_Chewie » Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:31 pm

Thanks for the review Lance. From what I've seen, I would LOVE this as a kid. But as an adult, it just doesn't cut it for me. The Lars Homestead is more up my alley.

Wondering, what $10 off coupon you're referring to?

:wink:
Lance Quazar
Teras Kasi
Posts: 1594
Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:39 pm
Location: Planet Houston
Contact:

Postby Lance Quazar » Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:54 pm

I got a Target Toy catalog in the mail with a $10 off coupon.

I MAY keep the item and see if I can repaint/reposition some of the cooler components like the steps up to the temple or the removable door on the statue that sits on top of it all.

Image
User avatar
roron corobb
Nerf Herder
Posts: 252
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:37 pm
Location: Spring Branch, TX
Contact:

Postby roron corobb » Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:41 am

I finally have seen this item at my local Target. That is good timing with the line ending at teh end of the year :roll:. I might pick this item up as it looks cool and may have a few other uses.
roron corobb
My Feedback Links: Classifieds or Trading
User avatar
YAK_Chewie
Forum Admin
Posts: 23717
Joined: Sun May 07, 2006 4:18 am
Contact:

Postby YAK_Chewie » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:23 am

I agree, their timing is crazy on this... along with how they've handled nearly every aspect of the line!

:wink:
User avatar
TradeFederationSympathy
Pod Racer
Posts: 638
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:32 pm
Location: Murrieta, California

Postby TradeFederationSympathy » Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:08 pm

I saw yesterday that even Toys R Us has this thing marked down to 24.99 and it still isn't moving. lol
zedhatch
Moderator
Posts: 1592
Joined: Wed May 28, 2008 8:47 am
Location: Kentucky
Contact:

Postby zedhatch » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:49 pm

I might have bought if I had ever seen it. Too bad as it looked cool.
Image
Updated Mon-Fri every week
User avatar
The Professor
Forum Admin
Posts: 2516
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:45 pm
Location: Northwest Florida

Postby The Professor » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:13 am

Have you checked Toys R Us. I saw tons of the playsets at two different stores. They were even marked down to $25.
Chewie, take The Professor in back and plug him into the hyperdrive!
Lance Quazar
Teras Kasi
Posts: 1594
Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:39 pm
Location: Planet Houston
Contact:

Postby Lance Quazar » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:48 am

The playsets are abundantly plentiful in my area.
zedhatch
Moderator
Posts: 1592
Joined: Wed May 28, 2008 8:47 am
Location: Kentucky
Contact:

Postby zedhatch » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:10 am

I don't have a TRU close by (Two hours in either direction) but in the rare instances I have been able to check there has been nothing, just the jungle cutter with 2 rusians and indy.
Image
Updated Mon-Fri every week
Lance Quazar
Teras Kasi
Posts: 1594
Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:39 pm
Location: Planet Houston
Contact:

Postby Lance Quazar » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:24 pm

Zedhatch,

If you're interested, I'll sell you mine. I opened it and put it together, but realized I didn't have room for it.

I've since taken it apart and re-boxed it. It is still in like-new condition.

Let me know....
User avatar
Paulskywalker
Supreme Chancellor
Posts: 6449
Joined: Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:28 am
Location: Wirral, UK

Postby Paulskywalker » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:02 pm

Just got this today in the post, got it in a sale. The Mustafar Playset is so much better in it's second incarnation! it lends itself so much better form Indiana Jones and his Archaeological adventures, i have my Indy climbing it and fending off natives. The new bits are really cool and can easily be used seperately for dios.
If i wanted figures like Rebels and Legends series i'd build a time machine. Even if i did want them, i'd probably still need a time machine..
User avatar
YAK_Chewie
Forum Admin
Posts: 23717
Joined: Sun May 07, 2006 4:18 am
Contact:

Postby YAK_Chewie » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:52 pm

My local TRU has a crapload of these. If I get some interest in this line again, I *might* pick one up.

:wink:
User avatar
Paulskywalker
Supreme Chancellor
Posts: 6449
Joined: Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:28 am
Location: Wirral, UK

Postby Paulskywalker » Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:34 am

I reckon this is more PN/diorama flexible Chewie, for Indy and SW. I can see parts of the being craggy rock faces on Utapau or Naboo easily.
If i wanted figures like Rebels and Legends series i'd build a time machine. Even if i did want them, i'd probably still need a time machine..

Return to “Indiana Jones”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest