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"RECREATE THE EXCITING ADVENTURES
OF INDIANA JONES"

To coincide with "Raiders of the Lost Ark", Kenner released
what to this day remains the best line of Indiana Jones toys
ever produced. While the facial details of the figures weren't
the greatest, the clothing and accesories were very precise,
and the articulated joints made for excellent "playability" by
allowing the figures to be posed realistically. Along with three
versions of Indy, a kid could play with Marion, Sallah, Toht,
the Cairo Swordsman and German Mechanic, two versions of
Belloq, and even the Monkey Man from the Cairo bazaar.
There were also a few playsets available, which like the quote
says, helped kids recreate the adventures of Indiana Jones. One
playset was a scaled-down version of the "Well of the Souls",

complete with a dozen snakes, breakaway wall, and miniature Ark of the Covenant. Another
playset was the "Map Room", which came with a robed Indy, floor map of Tanis, and a Staff of
Ra with a headpiece the size of a dinner plate. For transportation from playset to playset Indy
was given two choices. The first being a model of the army truck used in the movie to move
the Ark, and the second being a white Arabian horse, which galloped when two hidden
buttons were pressed.

In addition to the 3 3/4" action figures, Kenner also produced a 12" Indiana Jones doll, at least that's what the box said. The detail of the "Ken-dollish" Indy was pretty poor. His face bared a minor resemblance to Ford, but he sported a bushier Han Solo-type haircut. The doll's jacket and accesories were also fairly innaccurate, and his felt hat looked like a soppy dishrag.

THE FIGURES:
INDIANA JONES
Indy came equipped with
a pistol and whip. He also featured a quick action arm. Carded
TOHT
Toht came
with a pistol, removeable trenchcoat, and headpiece burn on right hand.
Carded
MARION RAVENWOOD
Marion wore a lace skirt and was packaged with a monkey and clear stand.
Carded
CAIRO SWORDSMAN
Came with cloth robe, sword, and dagger.
Carded
SALLAH
Sallah's robe was also cloth and he was sold with a torch.
Carded
INDY JONES IN GERMAN UNIFORM
Packed a bazooka and quick action
arm
.
GERMAN MECHANIC
Came with a monkeywrench.
Carded
BELLOQ
Belloq's only tool was a paper map. Typical Frenchman.
BELLOQ IN CEREMONIAL ROBE
Only available through the mail. Came with robe, staff, and chestplate.
Packaged
INDY JONES IN DESERT DISGUISE
Was included with the "Map Room". Came with pistol, robe, satchel, and notebook.
MONKEY MAN
Part of the "Streets of Cairo" set. Featured robe and dagger.

PLAYSETS AND TRANSPORTATION:
THE WELL OF THE SOULS - Torches help guide Indiana Jones through 12 snakes and a mummy to get to the lost Ark. You can even swing an action figure on a grappling hook to knock down breakaway wall. Set includes the lost Ark with cover, mummy, 12 snakes, plus 2 pretend torches. Figures not included. MAP ROOM - Look at the Map Room floor through the Staff of Ra and discover the secret location of the lost Ark. He who has it, can control the world. Set also includes surveyor's transit, excavator's pick, and Indiana Jones figure in desert disguise.
ARABIAN HORSE - Indiana Jones is out to recapture the Ark on the horse from "Raiders of
the Lost Ark". Press saddle bags and get realistic "galloping" action. Includes saddle and reins. Carded
STREETS OF CAIRO - Monkey Man and his monkey companion search the Streets of Cairo for Marion Ravenwood. Is she hiding inside one of the three secret baskets? Will they find her before Indiana Jones does? Set includes Monkey Man, monkey companion, three baskets, cart, table with fruit and Marion Ravenwood figure.
DESERT CONVOY TRUCK - With retractable rope feature. Figure not included.
Boxed front, side

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