Thursday, January 06, 2011
My latest toy obsession
I’ve been hitting 3 of the Toy Vaults rather frequently of late. The newest store is the best (and largest) one yet and it has inspired me to focus my collecting efforts on the Kenner Indiana Jones collection.
I largely ignored the Indiana Jones figures/play sets when they were originally released, most likely because I was still collecting Star Wars figures and in comparison the Indiana Jones figures were less exciting. Over the years I have thought about the Indiana Jones figures from time to time but I’ve never made any serious effort to collect any of them. The closest I came to starting a collection was to pick up an Indy for $25 a year ago. For whatever reason, perhaps my disgust at the current state of toys or maybe just boredom, I’ve become obsessed with picking up everything from the Kenner collection.
On an impulse last week I dropped a ton of dough and grabbed the following items;
The Well of the Souls playset
The Streets of Cairo playset
Belloq (Ceremonial Robes – mail-away)
Indiana Jones (from the Map Room playset, which I do not own)
I still need the following items;
The Map Room Adventure play set
Desert Convoy Truck
Indiana Jones (German Uniform)
I am very charmed by this collection and I want to acquire every piece. I just love the old Kenner stuff and this collection dovetails nicely with the Kenner Star Wars stuff. The problem is that the items generally range anywhere from $30-$100 each so I’ll have to take it slow and look for bargains. I’ll keep you updated on my progress!
All pictures come from Cool Toy Review and you can see even more here