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Old 11-23-2015, 12:33 PM   #1301
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Quality, precisely. Though "trite" probably wasn't the best word. Cheap would be better. The box is marked Ages 3+ and the painting on the figures was almost inside the lines. There were gaps in the joints and the overall stance of Indy didn't lend itself to this project.
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:24 PM   #1302
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The only other figure they have at the moment is a 6" TOD figure. The store is looking even sadder than normal, although I did pick up a "pith helmet" today to cut down the sun a bit.

(Avoid the parks today if you have a choice. I have never seen it this crowded.)
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:39 PM   #1303
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Amazing effort on this by everyone, good job. Sounds like sadly the figure/toy/adventurer has been lost?

I've also been dissatisfied with the selection at the Disneyland store. Could we not use something like amazon? It seems they have the same as the original? http://goo.gl/JfhkB8
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:59 PM   #1304
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The only other figure they have at the moment is a 6" TOD figure. The store is looking even sadder than normal, although I did pick up a "pith helmet" today to cut down the sun a bit.

(Avoid the parks today if you have a choice. I have never seen it this crowded.)

What about tomorrow.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:23 PM   #1305
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Quality, precisely. Though "trite" probably wasn't the best word. Cheap would be better. The box is marked Ages 3+ and the painting on the figures was almost inside the lines. There were gaps in the joints and the overall stance of Indy didn't lend itself to this project.


Should have said this right off previously: I'm a big fan of this project and always enjoy the different ways folks find to keep the spirit alive. That said, I think it's a drag the way the creativity here has been co-opted by others (Star Wars fans) and respectfully suggest that maybe it's time to take things in a different direction.

Just one random idea: I'm greatly enjoying all cat lockdown pics coming out of Belgium.


Perhaps you should try a different figure -- say -- the Grail Knight and do a Grail Knight Lockdown series.

You can get him on Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Indiana-Jone...26rkt%3D1 %26

Sure, you likely could get another Indy figurine on Ebay as well but indulge me.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:59 PM   #1306
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Amazing effort on this by everyone, good job. Sounds like sadly the figure/toy/adventurer has been lost?

I've also been dissatisfied with the selection at the Disneyland store. Could we not use something like amazon? It seems they have the same as the original? http://goo.gl/JfhkB8

I'm still holding out hope for the original. And I think Pale and I are just riffing on the possibility of a replacement figure acquired directly from one of the holy shrines of Indy fandom, to give it some extra cache, although that doesn't seem to be too feasible.
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Old 11-24-2015, 10:56 AM   #1307
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the search for henry jones jr....

Perhaps we should get a Henry Jones sr figure to travel the world looking for clues as to the location of his lost son?

It would be a new experience for him.
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Old 11-25-2015, 02:16 PM   #1308
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Ain't social media fun...of all things, cats.

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Perhaps you should try a different figure -- say -- the Grail Knight and do a Grail Knight Lockdown series.

I'm down for an interim figure.

Maybe he could spearhead the quest to find, missing mini...



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Old 11-26-2015, 05:48 AM   #1309
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I like both ideas: Henry Sr and Monkey Man. I'm on the road now but will attempt to procure both upon my return and will ship to first taker.
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Old 11-26-2015, 06:02 AM   #1310
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I appreciate your input everyone, but can we just pause for a moment while I collect my thoughts on how to proceed...
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Old 11-26-2015, 06:16 AM   #1311
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Sorry! I'll hold fast. I confess to not having read the whole thread (I'm the type that just likes to look at pictures) and didn't realize this was managed.
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Old 11-26-2015, 06:21 AM   #1312
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Sorry! I'll hold fast. I confess to not having read the whole thread (I'm the type that just likes to look at pictures) and didn't realize this was managed.

No problem Joe ! Nice to see some enthusiasm left for Indy's travels

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Old 11-26-2015, 10:42 AM   #1313
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I'll happily take part when there is a plan put in place
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Old 11-26-2015, 11:00 AM   #1314
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Okay everyone, here's the situation as I see it...

This phase of the Travelling Indy Project is at an end. The figure that we passed between us is unlikely to be recovered and for all intents and purposes must be considered lost. We've (Pale Horse, Stoo and I) exhausted all reasonable avenues of investigation to retrieve Indy without success. While The Drifter signed-on with the best of intentions, he has apparently encountered personal issues which mean that his participation in our trivial game is far down his list of priorities. Let's leave the explanation at that.

However, the spirit of the Travelling Indy Project lives on. While the loss of the original figure breaks continuity to an extent, it by no means negates the goal. I started this adventure to bring together a group of disparate individuals, united by their membership of The Raven (and love of the Indy films), by using Travelling Indy as a prop through which they could tell the story of themselves and their locales. From Billy Ray in Afghanistan to Stoo in Switzerland and Lance in Culver City (and all the notable stops in-between), I think it's been a huge success.

So, we continue. I'll replace the figure (customised so as to differentiate it from the original). My intent is to restart the journey in the New Year. I openly welcome your collective thoughts on how we can avoid this situation again in the future, how best to memorialise the amazing content that has come before, and your applications to host the good Doctor.

And maybe, just maybe, the original will resurface. He's been "lost" and recovered before as Rocket Surgeon will attest...

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Old 11-26-2015, 04:54 PM   #1315
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Im definately in, perhaps we could implement an insurance policy. Anyone wanting indy for a turn could pay a $20 paypal gift charge to inky skin, reimbursable upon the next recipient receiving indy and so on. This payment could be left in inky's ( or whoever is chosen as treasurer) till it time to return it. As a gift payment there would be no charges and no way to reclaim it should you be of unscrupulous nature.

Just a thought.
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Old 11-26-2015, 06:21 PM   #1316
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What is the status of the accumulated ephemera? How much was still packed with Indy, and how much was stashed with Inky?
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Old 11-27-2015, 08:26 AM   #1317
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What is the status of the accumulated ephemera? How much was still packed with Indy, and how much was stashed with Inky?

There were some priceless irreplaceable items therein. It was a true museum of artifacts from his travels.

For me having held some briefly, it's the biggest loss.

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My only image of the items therein:


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Old 11-28-2015, 03:43 PM   #1318
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What is the status of the accumulated ephemera? How much was still packed with Indy, and how much was stashed with Inky?

I seem to remember at some point that a lot of the accumulated bits of ephemera were archived separately from the travel package....is that the case?

Sadly, the greater loss here is not the figure but the journals, which obviously were traveling with Indy.
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Old 12-03-2015, 08:43 AM   #1319
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I seem to remember at some point that a lot of the accumulated bits of ephemera were archived separately from the travel package....is that the case?

Sadly, the greater loss here is not the figure but the journals, which obviously were traveling with Indy.

The majority of the emphemara remains in my care, awaiting suggestions on how to store / present it appropriately. As Lance highlights though, the true loss is the pair of journals.
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:55 AM   #1320
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Are the journals truly lost? Has that been officially confirmed?

We can send a search team in. I know just the guys. They really are much better than these clowns.

But jesting aside, I don't feel all options at this point have been exhausted. Someone sinister always holds a KEY piece of information.

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Old 12-03-2015, 04:19 PM   #1321
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This phase of the Travelling Indy Project is at an end. The figure that we passed between us is unlikely to be recovered and for all intents and purposes must be considered lost. We've (Pale Horse, Stoo and I) exhausted all reasonable avenues of investigation to retrieve Indy without success. While The Drifter signed-on with the best of intentions, he has apparently encountered personal issues which mean that his participation in our trivial game is far down his list of priorities. Let's leave the explanation at that.
Just got back from my 3rd trip to Barcelona. Too bad I didn't have Mini-Indy with me!

With all due respect, Sir Inky, this phase of your project is NOT over! I've been communicating with The Drifter and have been trying to get him to return the figure (as diplomatically as possible). Everyone has problems but, from what I know, his issues can no longer be considered as an excuse. The Drifter is just being a lazy dickhead now. The last time he posted was 16 September 2014. Enough is enough. How long do we have to wait before this guy gets himself together?

Mini-Indy is not "lost" because we know where he is & who has him. I refuse to let it go. The aim of your project was to get this *1* object around the globe...so a substitute figure would defeat that purpose, yes?
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Old 12-04-2015, 09:51 AM   #1322
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Does anyone live close enough to Drifter who could pick it up?
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Old 12-04-2015, 10:01 AM   #1323
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He moved to Alabama but hasn't told me which city/town yet (and I've asked him). Is anyone else here from The Yellowhammer State?
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Old 12-04-2015, 11:26 AM   #1324
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Stoo - I figured for the sake of others wishing to participate I'd have to call it at some point. My decision was based on your intel that Indy would be in the post on Nov 9. Packages usually reach me within 10-14 days from the US. I had understood (certainly from my own indirect recent dealings with The Drifter) that his involvement / participation was flaky at best, and he'd likely go to ground completely after fobbing us off - we'd have no second chance. Indy didn't materialise within that timeframe and I lost hope of regaining him. It's frustrating to be so geographically remote. I'd certainly make the journey to retrieve him if I could.

Maybe I was too hasty though - the continued enthusiasm here for some black-ops style extraction shenanigans suggests that to be the case...
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Old 12-04-2015, 12:49 PM   #1325
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Maybe I was too hasty though - the continued enthusiasm here for some black-ops style extraction shenanigans suggests that to be the case...

Black ops, maybe not. Obtainer of Rare Antiquities? Maybe.

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