- 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.