Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Indiana Jones action figures cancelled?

A rumor has been circulating around various toy forums that Hasbro's Indiana Jones line of action figures has been cancelled due to poor sales. The Temple of Doom wave that is due next will be the last of the series. This really doesn't come as too much of a surprise to me; I was excited about collecting these figures until I actually saw them in the stores. The movie wasn't a big enough hit to propel them on their own, and when the actual toys showed up with poor quality fabrication and little imagination in design, it was only a matter of time. Like many toy collectors, I bought a couple figures from the line (The Grail Knight, Dr. Henry Jones) but the overwhelming number of crappy Mutt action figures and other boring figures still fill the shelves to this day. Hasbro made some mistakes on which characters to emphasize. If you ask me, they should have placed less emphasis on the new movie and released a wider variety of figures from the beginning. And the figures should have been of a higher quality. This is Hasbro, for God's sake; they make Star Wars and G.I. Joe! You'd think they could have emulated those figures instead of putting out this schlop. I'm sad to see any toy line fail that is based on a property that I love, but this line was mostly crap.