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    Quote Originally Posted by Myoldtoys View Post
    A decent looking Han sold for $53 two days ago. Without the medal of course
    Touché

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmergencyIan View Post
    I did end up with the 12 inch Kenner Indiana Jones figure in 1981. That’s a pretty neat figure.
    Now that's a terrific figure! They got so many things right with it, from the accessories, leather jacket, whip, box art. It really is great... until you see the elephant in the room: Indy's hat! Don't know what Kenner was thinking, but they used the softest, floppiest, oversized felt they could source, and he looks unintentionally funny.

    Still, a great re-use of the Han sculpt.

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    I've probably said it a million times, (and we've taken this thread way off topic, sorry), but those 12 inch face sculpts are some of my favorites. They capture likeness, but in a soft and friendly toy way. To me, they're just perfect in their look as a kids' toy likeness. The 1997 ones were so harsh and unappealing to me.
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    ^ Regarding your last two posts: agreed!

    I don’t know why Kenner didn’t just go with a rubber or soft plastic fedora. It would have looked much better, in my opinion. Were there hat variations with this figure?

    You know, you’re right about the sculpts. I hadn’t thought of it that way, but it’s true. They looked like the actors while retaining a “soft” toy aesthetic.

    As little kids, we didn’t need our toys to look like Enterbay Bruce Lee figures, which are unbelievable by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedji View Post
    I've probably said it a million times, (and we've taken this thread way off topic, sorry), but those 12 inch face sculpts are some of my favorites. They capture likeness, but in a soft and friendly toy way. To me, they're just perfect in their look as a kids' toy likeness. The 1997 ones were so harsh and unappealing to me.
    I agree. the later head sculpts are harsh, and the muscle bodies are a bit much. I bought those because the outfits and accessories were awesome. Not many others share that opinion which may explain why you can't give them away. I tried to sell them to a local store. For what they offered me, I would rather just open them all up and play with them. I've only seen the Indiana Jones doll in pictures. A felt hat does sound funny. You would think Kenner had some kind of cowboy hat mold from another line...maybe not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmergencyIan View Post
    I don’t know why Kenner didn’t just go with a rubber or soft plastic fedora. It would have looked much better, in my opinion. Were there hat variations with this figure?
    No, not that I've ever seen. If the line were more successful, maybe they'd have made a running change, but I think there were a lot of 12" Indy figures on clearance.
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    ^ Gotcha. And that is the other thing I remember, which is thinking that I’ve got no other figures to play with this guy. It was great but extremely limited play value due to no other figures in the line, if it qualifies as one.

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