I found this wave (sans Henry Sr. and Vogel
) at Wal-Mart yesterday.
Indy- This is without doubt the best Indy so far. There's really not much more to say about it than that, it's pretty much a dead-on likeness with super articulation and great detail. I do wish he could've had another accessory or two, but the machine gun's neat. Oh, and the horns/ears (?) on the relic were all bent in different directions when it came out of the crate, so that was slightly annoying since I like displaying all my relics together. However, this relic is definitely not the most disappointing in this wave. That title belongs to a certain shield that came with a certain Grail Knight...
Young Indy- Another neat figure. I like how he's got the cross in his belt, but I do wish it was removable. I like how they sculpted a different whip for him and painted it like the one from the circus train, the little extra effort there was appreciated because they could've just as easily repacked an older version and gotten away with it. The snake is a nice little bonus accessory and the separately sculpted scarf is cool too. I wish he had wrist and ankle articulation but he's still reasonably poseable so it's not too big of an issue. Now I just hope we get some of the looters from that scene so he's not all alone in 1912.
Elsa- This is my favorite female figure from this line so far and one of my favorite female action figures overall. It's an excellent sculpt, they chose a good outfit, and she's got tons of articulation. The False Grail is a little rubbery but it's still a cool accessory, and I like how they once again threw in a little bonus by including the gun. If I have any complaint at all, I wish they had included her hat and goggles from the Kazim attack/tank chase.
Grail Knight- I was surprised they even made this character at all, let alone so soon. So I was thrilled when I found out they were and was really looking forward to buying it. Out of the four figures I found from this wave, this is definitely my favorite. However, he's not without his problems, which are many. His legs are sculpted very strangely and it makes it hard to stand him up, although I did manage to do so after playing around with it a bit. Another issue I have that I also had with Mutt and Spalko is that his sword is messed up by the ******* packaging, which drove me crazy to see happen with this figure! After a while I figured out a cool solution which was putting it in both hands like when he was handing it to Indy to 'vanquish him' with, and it looks really nice when I do it the right way, but I still wish he could raise it in one hand like he did before he fell over. Oh well. My biggest issue is actually with the relic. It's a floppy piece of crap and it's really annoying to look at.
Again, oh well. I still dig this figure.
I'm really looking forward to Henry Sr. and Vogel, I think the two that are hardest to find will end up being my two favorites. I just hope they show up before I resort to eBay, because I really, really want to get my hands on Henry, Sr.
This is definitely my favorite wave so far, it's really, really a superb group of figures. I might just like it so much because this is my favorite Indy movie, but I really enjoyed tearing these open and
playing with them
examining my collectibles.