Custom Indy Figures – Ark Ghost, and Thuggee Swordsman

Here are two of my latest Indiana Jones custom figures !
 
The Ark Ghost from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”:
 
The Nazis have obtained the Ark of the Covenant and transported it to their secret island base. When Belloq performs an arcane ceremony to open the Ark and discover its contents, he incurs the wrath of God, for ghostly apparitions emerge from the Ark and they discharge God’s vengeance upon all who were present, save for Indy and Marion, for they had closed their eyes and kept their sights away from God’s fury.
 
Recipe:
Head – Ark Ghost from Indiana Jones Adventure Heroes
Cloak – Mace Windu (“Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace”)
 
Apart from releasing Indiana Jones figures in 3 3/4″ size, Hasbro had also released a even smaller sized series of figures known as the Indiana Jones Adventure Heroes, they are roughly 1″ tall and were all sculpted with an emphasis on being cute. Almost all the figures, either good guys or bad, are smiling. And I figured that I can create a corresponding 3 3/4″ version for one of them, the Ark Ghost.
 
The Ark Ghost, of Indiana Jones Adventure Heroes
 
And to do so was easy. I cut out the head of a spare Ark Ghost, and trimed its sides so that it fit into the hood of Mace Windu’s cloak. I then superglued the Ghost face into place, and painted the whole thing light blue. And with that skull face, the Ark Ghost looks real scary. The Ark Ghost can be made to stand in the Ark, making it look as if it was emerging from the Ark.
 
The fury of God descends upon those who transgress upon his authority. The Ark Ghost scares the living daylights out of Toht and Belloq, and the Ark’s power totally destroys them, with Toht’s face melting away, and Belloq’s head bursting into flames. 
 
Thuggee Swordsman from “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”:
 
When Indy was caught sneaking around the mines of Pankot Palace, the Maharaja tortures Indy with a voodoo doll. Short Round tries to stop the Maharaja by kicking at him, and the Maharaja retaliates by borrowing a whip from the Thuggee Swordsman and whipping Short Round. The Thuggee Swordsman also serves as the Maharaja’s bodyguard by escorting him away when Indy later fights with the other Thuggees while trying to rescue Willie from being sacrificed.
 
Recipe:
Head, skirt and sash – Cairo Swordsman (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”)
Torso and arms – Mace Windu (“Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace”)
Legs and hands – Monkey Man (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”)
Shoes, scarf, armour and weapons – Chief Temple Guard (“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”)
Circular deco on chestplate – Po Nudo (“Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith”)
 
This figure has bits and pieces from all over the place. Mace Windu’s torso and arms were leftovers after I had used Windu’s head for Katanga and his legs for Sophia Hapgood, while the stuff from the Chief Temple Guard were leftovers after I had made the German Mechanic. The same story probably goes for all the other parts. It was rather fun to be able to combine whatever spares that I have to create an all new figure, since I am clearing the space occupied by my spares. I named the figure “Thuggee Swordsman” since his face is exactly the same as that of the Cairo Swordsman, and that he has a sword as well. The Thuggee Swordsman is one of the many background characters in TOD.
 
Thuggee Swordsman, and Cairo Swordsman.
You know, they could be the same person…
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