johnny or Indy?
Posted 11 February 2008 - 05:18 AM
Minfigwise, it's much more difficult. Indiana Jones has incredibly detailed figs, very similar to their movie conterparts (if only they had new faces for Belloq, Satipo and Jock though..). Adventurers had it's fair share of great minifigs too, including ones very different from any other before, such as the mummy, the Aztec chief, the Indians, the sherpas and the Chinese. In the end I would prefer JT minifigs, simply because of those stunning molds (pharoah headress, pith helmet, Aztec headress, turban, mongol hat, Asian peasant hat..).
Comparing the two themes on sets and minifigs isn't all though. The time periods in which they've been made should be considered too. While the adventurers line was going, I preferred the Western and Pirate themes over it when it came out. Now in 2008, the Indy sets are on the top of my priorities, while in 1997, Western was. That shows that, while I prefer the Adventurers sets over the Indy ones, Adventurers wasn't my favourite theme when it was around, but Indiana Jones is.
I love both themes, and Indiana Jones is definately my favourite theme this year. In fact, I'm sure that if Indiana Jones was a licence 10 years ago, it would be much better than the current one. It's more about the different periods really. TLC have changed in how they think, and replaced their old values with newer ones. In that sense, the two themes can't really be compared without comparing the two different periods.
I hope that all makes sense :-$
Posted 11 February 2008 - 05:33 AM
Indiana Jones is great too, for some of the reasons mentioned above. It's a great source of great new parts and minifigs. The sets are also designed very well, and are pretty faithful to the movies. It's almost like it's a worthy successor to Johnny Thunder. But with it being licensed, I'm not sure it will see a run of more than two years. There's only so much you can do with 4 movies, unless they tap into the Young Indiana Jones series. Plus, as time passes following the release of the 4th movie I think the appeal of such sets may wear off with the general public. It's popular, but not as much of a mega hit as Star Wars, with its expanded universe. I hate to say it, but I think that Indy will disappear after 2009.
Posted 11 February 2008 - 11:45 PM
I really like the figure of Johnny, and there's a few variations of him, which gives you a nice variety, but I voted for Indy in the end. Even though he's a fleshtone, his design is very nice, and his accessories are great, especially his hat and satchel. *wub*
Posted 12 February 2008 - 09:56 PM
I think that we should judge the lines by their playability, good interior/exterior. space for your imagination and etc.... The answer to the question "who's better?" is obvious for me....
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:02 PM
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