Friday, December 5, 2008

LEGO Indy 2009

Hurray, I finally got my collection of regular LEGO sets from 2008 together. Guess I will have some LEGO puzzling to do this xmas :-)

Need an overview for all available sets? > QuickGuide: LEGO
Let's take an outlook for future LEGO sets coming in 2009. So far I saw pictures of two new sets coming early 2009:

LEGO set 7683 Fight on the Flying Wing from Raiders of the Lost Ark

LEGO set 7682 Shanghai Chase from Temple of Doom

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

LEGO BrickMaster Exclusive

Long time, no post. But I am back with interesting and odd info on Indy goodies.

One of the harder to get LEGO sets this year is the BrickMaster Jungle Cruiser exclusive set 20004 featuring Indy in a Jeep.

If you don't have access to those exclusive sets there is another way to get this gem into your collection: Shop the 83 pieces separately and build your own! Here is a good post with a part list and and rather good plans (mostly in German but the parts list is in English):

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Indiana Jones pins, stickers and lamps

Another mixed bag of goodies. Sorry it's taking so long but I have a lot of work at the moment.

Indiana Jones Disney Pins
sets: IBA-1 and IBA-2, 3 pins in each set

Indiana Jones Stickers
One sheet with ~50 stickers
sheet size: 30 x 43 cm
The sheet comes in a special black plastic bag.
I bought this in a cinema. They have small merchandise shops in cinemas that sell collectibles for current films.

Indiana Jones Room Lights
My room lights have still not arrived (I had to mail a bulk of the stuff as I had too much luggage already).
But here is a good scan I found on a website. I really hope mine arrive soon :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Indiana Jones Pocket Watches

This time I present an awesome piece of Indy merchandise: Pocket Watches. Right now I am wearing one of those to test how well they do in daily use. So far it works great!

Indiana Jones Pocket Watches
producer: Taito
sold: prize only (yet another crane game)
size: 4.5 cm diameter
A Plane
B Crystal Skull
C Hat, Machete, Snake

Monday, September 1, 2008

Indiana Jones letter paper, notebooks & diary

More goods from DisneySea, the place where all our Indy fan dream can come true :)
Lets start with a nice set of letter paper.

Indiana Jones letter paper set
This is one set that includes pieces with different designs.
- letter paper in two designs (A: Indy & logo, B: weird logo with Amulet of Ra)
- letter paper size: 15 x 21 cm
- envelopes in two designs (A: Indy & Mutt standing, B: Indy whipping, Mutt on bike)
- envelopes size: 17 x 11 cm
- a sheet with 8 small stickers
- cost: 610 Yen

Indiana Jones notebooks
Two Indy notebooks with fron and back designs.
01. front: KotCS poster, back: orange artwork with skull, scorpion, ant
02. front: 13 Mixed posters, back: artwork with hat and whip
size: 13 x 18 cm
cost: 500 Yen each

Indiana Jones Diary 2009
year overview, monthly calendar (1 month per page), weekly calendar (7 day per page)
plastic cover
size 13.5 x 18.5 cm
cost: 1850 Yen

Friday, August 29, 2008

Indiana Jones phone straps

The Japanese really love to attach things to their mobiles, so here come the Indiana Jones phone straps. These phone straps are Gashapon items. That means they come in a plastic ball out of a machine. You pay 200 Yen and will get a ball with random contents.

Indiana Jones phone straps
set: 7 regular + 1 secret phone strap
size: 3 - 4.5 cm large
source: Gashapon machine

01. RotLA: Golden Idol of Fertility
02. RotLA: Amulet of Ra
03. RotLA: Ark of the Covenant
04. ToD: Urn of Nuriachi
05. ToD: Sankara Stone
06. LC: Holy Grail
07. KotCS: Crystal Skull
08. Secret figure (I don't have it but from what I see and heard it is the ToD voodoo doll)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Indiana Jones clear files

Lets take a look at some original Disney stuff found in Tokyo DisneySea. Here are some nice clear files to show off at work or school. Sorry for the lousy picture quality, I can't use my camera right now and had to use the crappy mobile one.

Clear File type 1 (simple)
size: A4
cost: 262 Yen each

01. "The hero returns..." file
front: KotCS promo poster
back: KotCS logo
02. Crystal Skull blue file
front: KotCS Indy, Mutt, Cyrystal Skull (back)
back: KotCS Crystal Skull
03. Crystal Skull red file
front: KotCS art: Indy with whip
back: KotCS "stamp" logo
04. Crossover file
front: 21 Indiana Jones film posters
back: KotCS "gothic style" Indy, Mutt, Crystal Skull (front) + logo

On the left the front sides, on the right the back sides:

Clear File type 2 (with two inside pockets)
size: A4
cost: 550 Yen each

01. RotLA/ToD file
front: RotLA film poster art (no text)
left pocket: Indy (strange ToD/RotLA crossover)
right pocket: Indy (RotLA)
back: ToD film poster art (no text)
02. KotCS file 1
front: KotCS film poster art (no text)
left pocket: KotCS Indy and Mutt
right pocket: KotCS Indy whipping and Mutt on bike
back: KotCS Indy and Mutt on bike
03. KotCS file 2
front: KotCS art Indy and Mutt
left pocket: KotCS small pics
right pocket: KotCS logo
back: KotCS Mutt on bike
04. Crossover file
front: 3 Indy pics (2 x RotLA, 1 x ToD)
left pocket: Indy (RotLA)
right pocket: Indy (strange ToD/RotLA crossover)
back: 9 x Indiana Jones film posters art (without text) / logo

On the left side the outside (front & back), on the right side the inside (2 pockets)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Indiana Jones 3D Stickers

Indy 3D holographic cards called "3D Stickers" because they are out of a "Sticker Machine".

publisher: Nippon Auto-Photo K.K.
size: 6.8 x 10.5 cm, round corners

set: 10 regular + 1 secret 3D Stciker
The picture either feature one scene with a 3D effect or multiple images (A, B, C)

01. RotLA, ToD, LC: Indy's girls: A: Marion, B: Willie, C: Elsa
02. RotLA: A: Raiders movie poster, B: Indy and Marion tied to the pole
03. ToD: A: Temple of Doom movie poster, B: Indy with sword on the bridge
04. ToD: A: Indy, Willie and Short Round in lore cart, B: closeup of same pic
05. LC: A: Last Crusade movie poster, B: Indy and Dad
06. KotCS: Crystal Skull movie poster, B: Indy climbing in the warehouse
07. KotCS: Indy holding the Crystal Skull (skull in 3D)
08. KotCS: A: KotCS logo, B: Crystal Skull + Mutt's Blade
09. KotCS: Indy whiping in 3D, Mutt, Crystal Skull in background
10. KotSC: Mutt biking
11. ???: The Secret 3D sticker

This is how the "Sticker Machine" looks like. (More info at the vendors page.)

It's very hard to scan a holographic image:

And here is the backside of a card for more info in Japanese...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Greetings from Japan

I have just returned from a vacation in Japan. We have been there a couple of times before so this time we traveled around a lot. Here is a great night view of Tokyo Tower.

One place I have to visit every time is DisneySea, the second Disney park. They have a whole zone for Indy (the Lost River Delta) and since last year that zone hosts a second main attraction: The Raging Spirits, a roller coaster with a looping, similar to the Disneyland Paris Indy ride. (The first main attraction is the Temple of the Crystal Skull, a variation of the Temple of the Forbidden Eye.) The new coaster is great, better tuned than the French one. I this this was the smoothest coaster ride I ever had, and I have been riding quite a few before.

Not only did I shop all the Japanese Disney goods, I also set out to find more Indy goodies on the road. In Japan they have lots of UFO catchers (crane game) with high quality unique prizes for anime series, films and so on. I carried a lot of stuff home and sorting the stuff, taking pictures and describe it will take some days. Here is a first glance on a nice set of room lights: The Golden Idol and the Crystal Skull as battery lamps to light up the home. What more can I ask for :)

More updates to come soon!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Richard Beugné's Young Indy

It's always a special moment when a collector gets the last piece to complete a set. This weekend thanks to Günther I was able to obtain the last of the three original French Young Indy novels written by Richard Beugné (or even better the last of the seven original French Young Indy novels written in total). Yeah c|:)

Time to take a look at those French beauties:

For more info: Richard Beugné's Indy novels & Jérôme Jacobs's Indy novels

odd Hasbro variation

The other day I stumbled over some odd variations while shopping for some 3 3/4" Hasbro toys. I found two differently packed Mutt figures. The package is identical except for the position of Mutt. Same text and numbers. The figure itself should be identical except that the right one is better painted and the colors are a bit different.

Addon: I just added a Hasbro toy QuickGuide. That's a helpful reference sheet for your shopping trips.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Indy related comics

Some Indy related comics on sale right now:

The "classic" Indiana Jones MAD issue (MAD US edition). MAD covered each Indy film and the hat still fits ;-)
The German Indiana Jones MAD issue (MAD Germany). They lack graphic artists, they lack story and most of all they lack humor but at least they tried:

Disney Germany digged out their own Indy clone (Indiana Goof) and delivered a number of comics for the kiddies. First we have the weekly Mickey Mouse magazine. Issue 21 comes with an adventure toy, a pack of Merlin stickers, and some KotCS coverage inside:
Mickey Mouse magazine issue 22 follows with another adventure toy and more KotCS coverage inside:
Next is a special issue of Indiana Goof comics;

The last piece is an Indiana Goof "Lustiges Taschenbuch". I can't find it right now, so no picture for the moment.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

time for a Burger King

I finally found time to hit a Burger King (on my way to watch [REC], a new Spanish horror film). Got some luck, they still had all eight toys available. I got them a all at once, better save than sorry.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Dark Horse promo poster

Another lucky catch: The Dark Horse promo poster. It's not available regularly (I think) but my girlfriend got it after asking for Indy goods in a comic shop. It's 60 cm x 84 cm. The front features a cool Indy art, the backside shows four upcoming/available Indy comics:
  • Indiana Jones Adventures 1
  • Indiana Jones Omnibus Volume 1
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Indiana Jones and the Tomb of Gods

Sunday, June 1, 2008

German movie cups

Günther sent me some nice pics: Black plastic cups with KotCS motives. The cups have been available at the film premiere. Congratulations on getting those (and your charms)!
I had no luck on seeing anything like those at the premiere in Vienna. But I have been in an English Cinema rather than in one of the countless multiplex centers that show German dubbed films. I will check one of the centers soon just to be sure I do not miss fancy stuff like the cups.

Indy in 1000 pieces

New find: Indy puzzles.
producer: Spiel Spass (German company,; but nothing on their homepage yet)
pieces: 1000 pieces
size: 65 cm x 47,5 cm
available motives: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Temple of Doom (picture is a composition I have not sen before)
here is a quick cellphone shot:

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Merlin’s Indiana Jones sticker collection

Welcome to the world of collectible stickers. I somehow thought collecting stickers is a long gone hobby from my childhood. I was wrong. Merlin Stickers (part of Topps) has released an Indiana Jones sticker collection:
For the collection you get a 48 pages album (for 3.- Euros) and get to buy sticker packs with 6 random stickers (0,50 Euros per pack). There are 240 different stickers to get. Most stickers have a size of 5 x 8.5 cm, fewer are 6 x 8.5 cm. Even fewer are 6 x 8.5 cm printed on metallic foil. Interesting bit: The sticker packs are in English, so I guess they sell the same packs all over Europe, while the album is in German (so I guess they made versions for all countries where they sell it). Another interesting bit: The story (flavor text) told in the album is a cut down version of the film. They do neither tell about the relationship between Indy and Mutt nor about the ending (they just enter the temple and then everything gets destroyed in a cyclone.

If you collect these stickers and want to trade some, please contact me!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Indy 4 &

It's a week since Indy's latest adventure hit the big screen and I guess everybody has seen it by now. I watched it twice and it's a great Indy adventure. Welcome back Dr. Jones!

Last week ran into some server troubles that forced me to move the site. While this was the worst time for a site downtime to happen, I think the outcome is a gain for the site. On the new hosting place I have lots of fancy web toys I can use to enhance the site.

One request if you have put a link to on your website: Please update the link! All pages are now available with a address! Thank you!

Friday, May 16, 2008

mixed bag of Indy goodies

I have a mixed bag of Indy goodies to show today. Let's start with some free giveaways available in the cinemas right now. I made all my friends to grab some, so I have a bunch of copies at home:
  • Indy 4 postcards
  • Indy 4 book marks
  • The Austrian Skip magazine (free but readable movie mag)

Today my copy of the Indy board game by Clementoni arrived from Germany. It's bigger than I thought, 42 x 29 x 6 cm. I took a quick picture and labeled all the parts:

The company I bought the game from was actually thinking ahead. They included a flyer for the Top Trumps Special: Indiana Jones The Complete Adventures in the box. Yeah, something new to look for.
And finally back in the cinema (on the left you can see the counter). They have a nice cardboard display, about 2.5 m high, standing there now. (No, they won't give it to me...)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Indy challenge with 10.000 $ tropy

There is an real life Indiana Jones challenge going on, featuring a 10.000 $ trophy for the winner.

17 countries are sending a contestant to Morocco in October 2008. They will get a week of adventures, quests and challenges, searching for a crystal skull. The winner will get a trophy worth 10.000 $. I found this in an Austria movie magazine which has a contest for being the Austrian guy to join the challenge. To sign up you have to be male, 18+, healthy and able to speak English. Take a peek on the contest here:

I do not know which magazines/companies feature this challenge in the other 16 participating countries (heck, I do not even know which 16 countries will get it). But you might wanna start looking c|:)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

No Indy ice cream for Austria

In Italy I saw two Indy ice creams, Germany got at least one but I could not find any here in Austria. So I ended up writing to Nestlé (= Schöller, the name of their ice cream brand) for some answers. And I got one:

Sehr geehrter Herr Krasny -

Vielen Dank für Ihre Anfrage und Ihr Interesse an unseren Produkten.

Wir haben uns entschieden den Indiana Jones Becher in Österreich nicht in unserem Sortiment aufzunehmen und stattdessen z.B. Winnetou, Hello Kitty und unseren Goal Cup einzuführen welche auch ganz tolle Kinderprodukte sind und Sammeleffekte bieten.

Herzliche Grüße und einen schönen Sommer!

Ihr Nestlé Schöller Team

If you can't read German, they just mocked me by telling me to be happy with the great Hello Kitty cup that they have added to their goods.

Here is my reply: Fuck you, Nestlé! If you think anyone waited 19 years for a Hello Kitty cup or some soccer championship crap then your marketing guys are even worse than your products. At least I don't feel bad for never buying your lousy ice cream.

Here is another shot from what we not got: The Indy movie cup with vanilla/cacao ice cream, each coming with one of seven collectible figures. I am developing an growing urge for a short trip to Italy to buy some ... ("short" is a relative term, it's a four hours drive to Italy)

Monday, May 5, 2008

new Indy board games

A new Indy board game is released by the Italian game publisher Clementoni. The German titel is Auf der Jagd nach verlorenen Schätzen (Hunting for Lost Treasures). The game system of the new game is an adapted version of König Salomons Schatzkammer (King Salomons Treasure Room).
  • publisher: Clementoni
  • players: 2 - 5
  • playing time: 45 – 60 minutes
  • age: 8+
  • complexity: 2 (easy)
  • players type: casual player
  • Here is a picture of the German version of the game:

Another Indy game to come is a DVD adventure game by Hasbro. "Released in 2008 as part of the general licensing push built around the year's new Indy movie, this mass-market game invites players to recreate Indy's previous quests. The components include a board, player tokens, and miniature plastic replicas of the Sankara stones, the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail."
  • publisher: Parker Brothers, Hasbro
  • players: 2 - 4
  • playing time: n/a
  • age: 8+
  • Here is a picture of the US version of the game:

Monday, April 28, 2008

LEGO games & Indy and the Coco Pops

LEGO "Indiana Jones the original adventures" - the computer game (or better "games") has hit the preview section of computer magazines. The game will come in different versions for the PC / PS2 / PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360 / NDS / PSP. Some version will have special controls:The Wii will feature the Wii controls, the Nintendo DS will have specials like blowing up a raft by blowing into the NDS speaker and so on. Looks like you have to catch them all (or at least some) to see it all...

If you can read German check out fresh scans of the
April 2008 issue with a two page preview of the games and the May 2008 issue with a four page retro story about the old Indy games and a one page preview of the LEGO game.

And again more tasty Indy snack: I discovered Indy and the Coco Pops in an Italian super market. The coco pops come with four collectible mini ball mazes. They are "3D" meaning that each maze has two sides and two wholes that connect them. To get the ball from point A to B the route takes both sides. The four mazes are: Mutt's Motorcycle, the Crystal Skull, a Giant Ant and a Secret Sculpture. I have not yet found those Coco Pops in Austria super markets.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Indiana Jones and the other ice cream

Ok, one ice cream can never be enough for Dr. Jones. Here comes the second "Indiana Jones - Das Eis zum Film: Eis mit Vanillegeschmack mit einem Kaugummigeschmacküberzug und tollen Peitschen-Streifen."

This one will be available not only in Italy (Motta again) but also in Germany (Schöller) (and hopefully Austria).
"Ice cream with vanilla flavor with a gum flavor coating and amazing whip-marks" - Now this would surprise even the toughest archaeologist ,-)

here is a link:

update: This goody is also available in single portions. I found found two German press texts about this ice cream:

Das Eis für Helden: Indiana Jones
Und weiter geht's mit kühnen Abenteurern. Passend zum im Mai anlaufenden Film Indiana Jones und das Königreich des Kristallschädels stimmt Nestlé Schöller die Kids bereits ab März 2008 auf das vierte Abenteuer des Helden ein. Die Multipackung Indiana Jones enthält sechsmal das leckere Stieleis mit Vanillegeschmack, umhüllt von einer orangefarbenen Glasur mit Kaugummigeschmack und verziert mit dunklen Streifen aus kakaohaltiger Glasur. Ein Eis, wie es junge Genießer lieben und ein Held, mit dem sie sich gerne identifizieren (unverbindliche Preisempfehlung: EUR 2,69).

Indiana Jones auch einzeln ein Hit
Indiana Jones ist ab März 2008 nicht nur in der Multipackung sondern auch einzeln als Stieleis erhältlich. Mit dem leckeren Eis mit Vanillegeschmack, in einer Hülle aus orangefarbener Glasur mit Kaugummigeschmack und verziert von dunklen Streifen aus kakaohaltiger Glasur können junge Entdecker schon einmal von den großen Abenteuern ihres Kinohelden in Indiana Jones und das Königreich des Kristallschädels träumen (unverbindliche Preisempfehlung: EUR 1,00).