2008 was the year that Indiana Jones fans around the world got excited once again. Nineteen years had passed since Last Crusade and it had been 10 years since the end of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, but, the return of Indiana Jones on the big screen with Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Young Indy on DVD and the trilogy on DVD. Though that wasn't the only return. We finally saw the return of Indiana Jones to the store pegs since 1985's LJN Temple of Doom toy line. In 2008, we got wave 1 of the Indiana Jones toyline from Hasbro.
All figures in the 2008 toyline came with a collectable cardboard crate that had a small collectable relic inside and a sticker that went on a special insert. If you put 8 stickers on the insert, you could send off for an exclusive Crystal Skeleton on throne action figure.
Sculpt wise, I think it's an alright figure, not exactly a spot on likeness for Harrison Ford. It's more a generic Ford inspired likeness. There are parts of the sculpt that do resemble Ford at various angles, but he sports a more hardened and determined expression, which often at times comes across as slightly caveman-esque and almost thuggish at times.
Though the real upside to this overall sculpt happens to be with the costume. The jacket itself is a separate piece, giving it a very 3D look. The jacket piece is battered and scuffed. giving it a look that it's been well worn look which is synomymous with Indy. The washes over the figure are brilliant, giving some life to the jacket as well as everything else.
A definite pick up for any Indy fan or movie fan who wants some 3 3/4" scale figures. Plus it gives so much play options for kids or display options for fans and collectors.