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Old 06-02-2009, 08:22 PM   #51
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I would love to see a manga style adaption of Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings drawn by the artist who drew the Star Wars Visions of the Blade webcomic for StarWars.com along with the American traditional comic book adaption (graphic novel) like that of Star Wars The Force Unleashed.
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:43 PM   #52
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I think the story was that it was for the movie, Joss Whedon had to sign off on the other books and never got around to it, so only the novelization was released.
Here is the unreleased 'official' Firefly novel.

http://dreamcafe.com/firefly.html

I think the potential novels were already approved by Whedon, but the publisher decided that there wasn't a market for it or something.

Anyway, if something like this happens with Staff of Kings, I'd be just as happy as if it really got published. If LucasFilm has a problem with it, he can wait until after the game is out for a while then release it as a 'fan adaptation'.
Wishful thinking, I suppose.
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:30 PM   #53
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I would love to see a manga style adaption of Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings drawn by the artist who drew the Star Wars Visions of the Blade webcomic for StarWars.com along with the American traditional comic book adaption (graphic novel) like that of Star Wars The Force Unleashed.





NO MANGA
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:47 AM   #54
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Put this on any Star Wars website you know of. There's a big crossover fanbase between George's two series.

As Dr. Jones would say "This is intolerable!"

It wouldn't be a bad idea to post this on James Bond forums as well. A lot of Bond fans are also Indy fans.

The two big ones are:

http://debrief.commanderbond.net/
http://www.mi6forums.co.uk/
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:40 AM   #55
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I posted it in the biggest German-speaking Indy forum.
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:45 AM   #56
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I went ahead and signed it as well. I hope it comes out at some point in time at least.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:19 AM   #57
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Well, I just signed and the petition is up to 98 signatures...
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:54 PM   #58
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NO MANGA

And why not?

Here is the official Star Wars Manga licened by George Lucas and Lucasfilm.



If Star Wars is good enough to have manga so is Indiana Jones. Not only is an Indiana Jones manga a good idea but it would also serve as a good marketing strategy because it would help to draw more diversity in the Indiana Jones fanbase by attracting manga readers who currently might not have an interest in Indiana Jones.
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:31 PM   #59
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So how do we go about trying to get this released as "fan fiction" or an ebook?
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:40 PM   #60
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I just signed it. It's a long-shot at this point but after all the work MacGregor put into it this novel deserves to be released in some form.
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:42 PM   #61
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And why not?

Here is the official Star Wars Manga licened by George Lucas and Lucasfilm.



If Star Wars is good enough to have manga so is Indiana Jones. Not only is an Indiana Jones manga a good idea but it would also serve as a good marketing strategy because it would help to draw more diversity in the Indiana Jones fanbase by attracting manga readers who currently might not have an interest in Indiana Jones.

That was a great series of Manga books. Indy would be a good fit for manga adaptations of the movies.

I could go for a "Temple of Doom" Manga Adaptation...

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Old 06-03-2009, 02:16 PM   #62
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:19 PM   #63
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If Star Wars is good enough to have manga so is Indiana Jones.
I think the question is not, "Is something good enough to be mangafied," so much as, "Is something bad enough to mangafied." Star Wars was cruelly, brutally, undeservedly mangafied. I won't stand by and watch Indiana Jones be mistreated in the same way. We're running out of things that haven't whored themselves out to trendy fake-manga concepts so hipsters and pre-teens can buy them and pretend they're cultured. Un-mangafied franchises are a precious natural resource to be defended.
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:30 PM   #64
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And the Indy fans get snubed again! God damn these people! Why is it that we don't get a new Indy novel?! Who is in charge of all this stuff?!

This is why it is damned frustrating to be an Indy fan!
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:31 PM   #65
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I also agree, no Manga!
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:37 PM   #66
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:37 PM   #67
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And the Indy fans get snubed again! God damn these people! Why is it that we don't get a new Indy novel?! Who is in charge of all this stuff?!

This is why it is damned frustrating to be an Indy fan!

I think this is just another sign that, frustrating though it may be to hardcore fans, the Indy franchise as a whole just doesn't have legs.

Whether it's the Hasbro figures, or Tomb of the Gods, or a SoK novelization, the general public just doesn't seem terribly interested in ancillary Indy product of any kind.

The franchise isn't Star Wars, which is a one of a kind phenomenon, appealing to nearly every generation of kids.

It's also not like a superhero character like Batman that can be reinvented periodically to stay current and refresh people's interests.

Despite the commercial success of KOTCS, there's no arguing that the film received a mixed reception.

But even if the film was more beloved, I think the franchise still is very much a product of its time.

And that time, sadly, has passed.

Kids don't care, adult geeks have fond memories, but very little interest in keeping the franchise alive and current.

Who knows, maybe WAY down the line, someone will reinvent Indy a la the new "Star Trek" film. But until that day comes - if it comes at all - I think overall Indy interest from the general public has all but faded away.

This is just the latest sign. I really think there is almost no future to Indiana Jones. It's glory days are long gone.
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:42 PM   #68
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I think this is just another sign that, frustrating though it may be to hardcore fans, the Indy franchise as a whole just doesn't have legs.

Whether it's the Hasbro figures, or Tomb of the Gods, or a SoK novelization, the general public just doesn't seem terribly interested in ancillary Indy product of any kind.

The franchise isn't Star Wars, which is a one of a kind phenomenon, appealing to nearly every generation of kids.

It's also not like a superhero character like Batman that can be reinvented periodically to stay current and refresh people's interests.

Despite the commercial success of KOTCS, there's no arguing that the film received a mixed reception.

But even if the film was more beloved, I think the franchise still is very much a product of its time.

And that time, sadly, has passed.

Kids don't care, adult geeks have fond memories, but very little interest in keeping the franchise alive and current.

Who knows, maybe WAY down the line, someone will reinvent Indy a la the new "Star Trek" film. But until that day comes - if it comes at all - I think overall Indy interest from the general public has all but faded away.

This is just the latest sign. I really think there is almost no future to Indiana Jones. It's glory days are long gone.

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Old 06-03-2009, 03:20 PM   #69
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I think this is just another sign that, frustrating though it may be to hardcore fans, the Indy franchise as a whole just doesn't have legs.

Whether it's the Hasbro figures, or Tomb of the Gods, or a SoK novelization, the general public just doesn't seem terribly interested in ancillary Indy product of any kind.

The franchise isn't Star Wars, which is a one of a kind phenomenon, appealing to nearly every generation of kids.

It's also not like a superhero character like Batman that can be reinvented periodically to stay current and refresh people's interests.

Despite the commercial success of KOTCS, there's no arguing that the film received a mixed reception.

But even if the film was more beloved, I think the franchise still is very much a product of its time.

And that time, sadly, has passed.

Kids don't care, adult geeks have fond memories, but very little interest in keeping the franchise alive and current.

Who knows, maybe WAY down the line, someone will reinvent Indy a la the new "Star Trek" film. But until that day comes - if it comes at all - I think overall Indy interest from the general public has all but faded away.

This is just the latest sign. I really think there is almost no future to Indiana Jones. It's glory days are long gone.

Seems like there has never been too much interest in Indy. The toys have always flopped. Seems the only times Indy has marketing success is during the release of a movie like last year, then it's only marginal. But the cancelation of a book that is finished is a f**king slap in my face!
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:36 PM   #70
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The movie opened during a world wide financial downturn, which we still have yet to recover from. The toys suffered from a combination of problems. From bad paint jobs to uninspired and stupid set peices. The economy kept me from picking up all that I wanted, and still want.

They just never had their heart in it.

How about these ideas?

Many action figure sport an array of different Guns, gunner stations machine guns...you guys even made the whip. Have you considered an Indiana Jones Nerf Blaster? Edison Giocattoli makes unbelievably beautiful cap guns and replicas that shoot soft rubber gummy bullets, how about a cap gun?!?

A Grail Knight Costume and a "singing sword" and shied with the writing on it would be cool too, I could use that to knock the Nerf darts out of the air instead of a light saber...a holster for the N-Strike would be cool too! While we're at it a shoulder holster...dual shoulder holsters!

Will I be able to get my own Kali Initiation Chalice with cool shrunken head top?

Crystal Skull night light?
Burning Heart night light?
Wall Mount Torch night light? With flickering or constant light settings.

Tonka makes some simple but cool remote control dump trucks with two speed settings and dumping action that retail around $20. Remote control Military Vehicles for Indy to commandeer and to crash through things in the sand box or a remote control Tank, (and the Jungle cutter), with sounds would be cool for the sand box/ beach/ living room!

Large and small scale. Radio Shack had a big hit with Zip Zaps which were a small size remote control, and Radio Shack aint Hasbro.

For the beach crowd...a Beach Bag shaped like an old over sized Army Gas Mask Bag with "archeology gear" inside: maybe collapsible shovel, brush, sifter, some kind of "tools" for shaping a sand castle, some molds for making ancient ruins or relics made of sand, flashlight to walk the beach at night...etc with pockets inside to hold each item, or not...

Military Style Sleeping Bags or Native Indian Type Blankets with a subtle Indiana Jones logo somewhere in a corner.

Here's an easy arts and crafts item...chalk and paper for rubbings.

I've seen the Arc Fighter, the Tie Advanced and Grevious' Wheel Bike, how about the Flying Wing !!!

I've seen the small scale titanium vehicles, how about the Adventure Heroes Indy and his dad on the motorcycle w sidecar?

Indy and Jock Adventure Heroes in the Air Pirates Pontoon Plane?
Adventure Heroes Indy and German Soldier Truck fight...collapsible window, could be recycled into the Russian Truck Fight, Jungle Cutter! Tank Fight
Adventure Heroes motorcycles, Mutt and Indy and Mutts Motorcycle, Germans and Motorcycles (like the star wars speeder bikes)
Last Crusade Circus Train Play set, with the exaggerated animals...etc
You've made the Ark Ghost...(COOL!) How about the Crystal Alien?

Indy and Mac in the Trunk of a Car or Indy in a Fridge Adventure Heroes, (joke).

More monkeys!

A Nerf Fertility Idol similar to a Nerf Football might make a cool new keep away type game " throw me the idol "

Shankara Stones that would make a whooshing whirling noise when in close proximity to one another would be a cool sort of Marco Polo type pool game.

An Indiana Jones yellow life raft inflatable pool float, and a bag to store it i that looks like a crate.

A toy box that opens into a play set, like the kind when we were kids, fold it up when you're done.

A slot car type racing game with mine carts...with expandable tracking and hazards that might knock you off the track, targets that could be triggered to knock characters out of the carts or eject them or the carts.

Evil Kenevil had an action figure on a stunt motorcycle with a rip cord that would power it...perfect for Mutt!

An inflatable Wille Bop Bag! THAT would sell! Crystal Skull Ice Cube Trays!

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Old 06-03-2009, 03:45 PM   #71
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Evil Kenevil had an action figure on a stunt motorcycle with a rip cord that would power it...perfect for Mutt!

Burger king had the rip cord powered Mutt.

The petition is up at 107 signatures now.

I'm also going to post the link on http://www.mania.com
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:45 PM   #72
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I really liked the Hasbro figures. Far better than the old Kenner & LJN ones. I think that Hasbro needed better marketing of the figures to be totaly successful.
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:25 PM   #73
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That was a great series of Manga books. Indy would be a good fit for manga adaptations of the movies.

I could go for a "Temple of Doom" Manga Adaptation...


I'm with you brother! I'd buy a Temple of Doom manga right now if it were on the newsstands in Books A Million.

I also would love to see a Kingdom of the Crystal Skull manga drawn by Stan Lee the legendary comic master mind behind the timeless Spider-Man and who is now launching a powerful new manga known as Karakuridōji Ultimo. If Stan Lee created an Indiana Jones manga drawn in the same style as Ultimo it would be a massive hit with manga fans.

Lance Quazar I also agree with what you've said, however I believe that Indiana Jones is not dead. Don't underestimate Indiana Jones. I am still rooting for a 5th movie and I know that an animated television series is being planned from various sources that I've read online and I think that it done right it will be as successful as Naruto or Star Wars The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network. I am hoping that the creators and animators of Ben10 and Teen Titans are the ones working on this rumored animated Indiana Jones program.
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:44 PM   #74
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They need to start work on a new movie immediately: Fanboys Episode II: Attack of the Indy Fans . The plot could be something like Indy fans go attack the Skywalker Ranch or something. This would of course be followed-up by Fanboys Episode III: Revenge of the Indy Fans.
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:08 PM   #75
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I think Rocket Surgeon is right, but in a different way. I'm pretty sure that the time is perfect for ironic 80s-ish/90s-ish toys. Let's bring back the toys of yesterday. Toys that had some balls. Remember that three-foot long T-Rex that came out for The Lost World? Remember those sprawling Star Wars playsets? And some of RockSurg's other ideas feel right at home in the ToysRUs of yesteryear. Kitschy, but also genuinely cool and fun. I think the market would always lean a little bit more toward the fanboy and the hipster, but kids would buy it too.

There's more money in Indiana Jones. If DC Direct can release a Blue Beetle action figure, LucasFilm can release a Staff of Kings novelization.
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