Kenner Indiana Jones 12” action figure


2015-06-26 11:07:29

Kenner Indiana Jones 12” action figure

The Kenner Indiana Jones 12” action figure is an action figure based on the character of Indiana Jones, as played by Harrison Ford.


The figure was the first Indiana Jones toy to be produced after the release of Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981. They were produced by Kenner, who had also made the Lucasfilm-licenced Star Wars figures, and the manufacturers realised that they could use the same 12” figure of Han Solo dressed in a different outfit as Indiana Jones (as both characters were played by Harrison Ford).

This resulted in an Indiana Jones figure which has the haircut of Han Solo, far longer than that of Indiana Jones and cut in a distinctly 1970s style (despite the film being set in the 1930s. The one change made to the figure itself was the eye colour, with Solo’s brown eyes repainted to blue for Dr Jones.

The 12” figure was followed in 1982 with a range of 3.75” carded figures similar in size to the company’s smaller, highly successful range of Star Wars figures. No other 12” Indiana Jones figures were ever produced.

The Kenner Indiana Jones 12” action figure

The figure measures 12” tall, and is full poseable with a removeable outfit. It wears a white shirt and khaki trousers, a brown leather-effect jacket and tan brown boots. It also comes with a felt fedora hat, and a brown belt/holster. The doll’s accessories are a whip and a black pistol, both of which can be attached to the figure’s belt.

How much is an Indiana Jones 12” action figure worth?

The dolls are now highly sought after by collectors, particularly those still in their original boxes. Examples with their packaging, and complete with their outfits and accessories, can sell for up to $250 depending on condition.

Unboxed examples with all their components can still sell for up to $75 for those is mint or near-mint condition.

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