Sign up for our newsletter for the latest news and updates! Click here. The first Indiana Jones action figures weren't released by Kenner until , a year after Raiders of the Lost Ark was released to the absolutely joyful adulation of both audiences and critics,. Kenner , who were by now on their Empire Strikes Back line and limbering up for Jedi released a small, almost experimental series of four main figures.
The success of the Indiana Jones films helped established the demand for its action figure. Toy companies and action figures manufacturers are producing several toy lines to satisfy the fans. Based on the historical fantasy adventures of the fictional archaeologist, Indiana Jones action figures are among the highly sought after items to add in an action figure collection. The first wave of Indiana Jones action figures hit store shelves in , year after the debut of the first Indiana Jones movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark in July The long delay was due to the lack of license signed to release the figures before the movie hit theatres. Kenner bagged the rights to produce the first wave of the Indiana Jones figures, the same toy company responsible for the successful Star wars action figures line.
Sign up for our newsletter for the latest news and updates! Click here. The Hasbro Indiana Jones figures were released in to coincide with the fourth movie in the franchise, The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Its a well known fact that Hasbro are the largest toy company in the world and as a result of this most of their toys are mass produced and often over produced in order to make sure the can meet demand.
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