Now this is just a tad mind boggling. As picked up on by /Film, LucasFilm and Sideshow Collectibles have released a 12" Indiana Jones action figure honoring the goofiest part of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. If you're reading a site like this, you are no doubt familiar with the term "nuke the fridge", a reference to the opening scene of Crystal Skull in which everyone's favorite whip-cracking artifact hunter hides inside a refrigerator to survive an impending nuclear bomb test. Said fridge is subsequently launched into the air by the blast, soaring thousands of feet before bouncing violently as the fridge returns crashing to Earth, a little scorched, but otherwise intact.

Out spills Dr. Jones, unharmed by the logic atrocity that has just been committed. It was (and still is) a ridiculous scene that epitomized how silly the fourth Jones film would be remembered as. So it's remarkable to me that LucasFilm would embrace the egg on their face and allow Sideshow to license this figure. Either someone at Skywalker Ranch has a great sense of humor or they are truly oblivious to how cheesy nuking the fridge was. Whatever the case may be, you can now have a constant reminder of this cinematic milestone sitting on your desk for a mere $174.99 (I know, what a deal!).

There will only be 600 of these ever made, which will surely turn this into a bonafide collectors item in no time, but I still don't think that justifies rewarding LucasFilm's misstep with even more money. But if you'd still like to own one of these treasures, click on for a list of features.
categories Sci-Fi