I was thrilled when these Indiana Jones action figures arrived for me under the Christmas tree in 1983. I loved “Raiders of the Lost Ark” more than I loved “Star Wars.” I was truly surprised, too — I didn’t even know that they existed.
Why was that, I wonder? Was Kenner just not advertising them much? The company sure wasn’t shy about advertising its “Star Wars” figures.
That very last figure you see is the German mechanic that Indy fought at the desert base, when he and Marion were trying to hijack that plane. (Dear God, was that one of the greatest movie scenes of all time.) Anyway, the German mechanic toy had a spring-activated arm for clobbering action, and he came with a little plastic wrench. Good times.