A movie theater in Stamford was running a special showing of Indiana
Jones and the Temple of Doom on Thursday, March 25, but since
it was my son, Owen's 10th birthday that night I had to pass. However,
after all the cake and balloons were put away, I was surprised to
see that that day did not pass without a glimpse of Indiana Jones
from his epic battle against the blood thirsty Thuggees. Well at
least a close up of his hand. A sculpted hand at that.
The artisans at Sideshow Collectibles, fresh off dazzling Indyfans
with their 1:1 scale replica
of the Fertility Idol, were showing a sneak peak of what the
future has in store. While they had mentioned that they were hard
at work on a Premium Format figure of the Man with the Hat from
his adventures in the Temple of Doom little more was known or seen
about it. Well, thanks to a
posting of a photo, both of those things have come to pass -
with an image of the sculpting of the newest Indy fig... rather,
just a close up of Indy's bandaged hand as he had it holding the
Thuggee sword/machete in the climatic rope bridge sequence.
This will be the third version of Indiana Jones in the Sideshow
premium format line, as well as, a Mola Ram figure that will be
released later this year. With the Temple of Doom Indy
fans can pose the two adversaries and have them stare each other
down from across a room.
You can see the preview on the
Sideshow site, and hopefully the coming weeks will reveal more
of it, as well as ordering information and release dates. Now if
I can only get a local movie theatre to show Temple of Doom,
Raiders and Last Crusade again...
Posted by Mitchell Hallock