Re: Indiana Jones FYF books - complete lowdown

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Posted by walker on August 30, 1997 at 13:43:36:

In Reply to: Re: Indiana Jones FYF books - complete lowdown posted by Bryan on August 27, 1997 at 06:26:07:

: : Actually, the information given is only half correct. The first run by Ballantine consisted of eleven books, labeled #1-9 and
: : 16 and 17 (the gaps were to make room for James Bond, which are even harder to find, but are pretty good nontheless - if you want
: : info for those too, just ask). The second major print consisted of only four of
: : the books and were NOT released for the Disney ride, but to cash in on the popularity of the author that wrote the particular
: : entries: RL Stine, the 'Goosebumps' creator (it's his name put to the cover, not the usual Indy logo).

: : The four reprints are easy to find at major books stores still, or can be bought at the Disneyland store. The others need to be
: : sought out at used stores or especially a good convention. The only book I am missing is number 6, "IJ and the Legion Of Death".

: : The rest of the titles are (and the reprints for Stine are marked *):

: : Indiana Jones and the...

: : 1. Curse of Horror Island*
: : 2. Tresure of Sheba (the most well written)
: : 3. Giants of the Silver Tower*
: : 4. Eye of the Fates
: : 5. Cup of the Vampire (Dracula to be exact, another good one)
: : 6. The Legion of Death (can anyone get me a mint copy?)
: : 7. The Curse of the Mummy's Crypt* (the worst!!!)
: : 8. Dragon of Vengeance (hilariously bad - esp his encounter with Hitler!)
: : 9. Gold of Ghengis Kahn
: : 16. The Ape Slaves of Howling Island * (better than you'd think - who can resist that title?)
: : 17. The Mask of the Elephant (nother funny one).

: : Good luck finding them (and if ANYONE can get me a copy of no 6 - I'll...I'll...well, you don't
: : wanna know how far I'll go - but post if you got it and are willing to give,sell,trade!!!)
: : U7-21

: I hate to brag, but oh, well. here goes. I've got all of them. They're in pretty good condition, not mint though. I used to read those choose your own adventure books, and when these came out I was over joyed. I haven't read them in years, but I remember enjoying the first few of the series. towards the end I didn't care much for them anymore. I keep them for the sake of having Indy stuff. The only thing I need to complete my collection satisfactorily would be the action figures from Raiders and Temple, and also the European books. I would KILL for that 12 inch Indiana Jones figure made shortly after Raiders came out.

Bookery Fantasy Comic Shop in Fairborn, Oh has a 12 inch Indy doll which I believe they are selling for maybe $90. It is not in the box. Their number is (937)879-1408. Ask for Steve, and he may cut you a deal. Good Luck!

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