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Indiana Jones | Ultimate Indy Likeness Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:39498  
Name:Indiana Jones | Ultimate Indy Likeness
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Indiana Jones
Creator:GeekSummit  
Date Added:May 30, 2012
Base Figure:Basic IJ figure
Height:3.75 inches
Completion Time:0.25 hours
Articulation:14 points
So, I had taken this file of Indy figures I bought at a local Wally World. $1 a piece!!! I won't tell you how many I bought… Even I was disappointed in this line but much like my self satisfying salvage of Superman Returns, I saw potential in the parts over the failure of the line.

All the parts were already there they just needed to be assembled correctly. THe Kingdom of the Crystal Skull figures had a GREAT likeness but they all came either without a hat or with a HUGE hat to accommodate the full head fitting. The figures that DID come with fitted hats looked like pitbulls or looked like out hero was being squeezed through a vice… The eyes were all wonky and the head just looked like dook. So I took those heads and scalped the hats right off. Then I took the KOTCS heads and lopped them off right about the eyebrows. I mated the 2 parts and fitted them back to the standard Indy bodies with the non functioning holsters as well as the KOTCS figures without jackets. I was blown away. I took me 4 years to come to that realization but after I did 2 of these guys I went bucknuts with an exacto and a pair of needle nose pliers.

All in all the result is I think the best likness you can get using ONLY Indy Hasbro parts. After making #1 I immediately combed back through all my fodder boxes looking for these otherwise redonkuolous heads and got to shopping. I now have a small army of these guys and I'm proud to look at em. each one takes about 5 minutes. I think the only thing that would make these even better would just be some dry brushing for that dirty effect and maybe shaving some of the joints down for better articulation. and I'm not above it...

Know anybody looking for a bag of Indy bodies and hats with no heads?


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GeekSummit - Friday, June 1, 2012
Exactly, But the worst part of these figures was that dopey bugeyed likeness. he looked like a bulldog on some of them with the horrible paint apps. These KOTCS heads are dead on though and they really capture the likeness nicely. unfortunately the hats that came with these heads then added another scale disrution looking more like a huge beach hat. eh... whatcanyedoo...
spang77 - Thursday, May 31, 2012
I did a similar custom. Took the body of a KOTCS Indy b.c of the smaller holster and better whip accessory and put a head from the ROTLA idol Indy on it. It looks the best out of any of them b/c you don't have the giant hat or holster issue, like you said. Unfortunately, the neck pegs weren't the same size so I had to do some trimming.
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