Raiders of the Lost Ark, Golden Idol of Fertility Statue, Shiny Gold Plated, Solid Resin, 2nd, Flawed Version

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Raiders of the Lost Ark, Golden Idol of Fertility Statue, Shiny Gold Plated, Solid Resin, 2nd, Flawed Version

Please note and read this first.

This Idol is a Second item.

What does this mean? It means that the Idol you are purchasing here, while being brand new in box, had some flaws with it and we cannot sell as one of our standard Plated Shiny Idols at $149.99. What does flaws mean? While inspecting these Idols upon check in we found several that had defects in manufacturing. However slight these were we could not sell as the standard product. There were various types of flaws across the whole number of these Idols. These Flaws are very slight on some and on other very noticible. Some only have one type of Defect and others have more. They range from a slight dimple here and there, some slight pitting on the plating. We are offering these to you at below cost in order to give you chance to get a $149.99 version with defects at a much discounted price even less than the Classic Idol version. Once received you can determine yourself if the defects really do not bother you, Refinish and repaint Gold to be like a regular Idol or try to repair defects. For obvious reasons, once bought there is no returns on these specific items. We will allow upgrades and trade ups if you wish.

This is one of the Most Recognizable Collectable Pieces in the World and is a Must for any Serious Indiana Jones Collector!!

In 1936, American Archaeologist Indiana Jones Braves an Ancient Booby-Trapped Temple in Peru to retrieve The Golden Idol of Fertility. He is confronted by rival Archaeologist René Belloq and the Indigenous Hovito people. Surrounded and Outnumbered, Jones is forced to surrender the Famous Idol to Belloq and escapes aboard a waiting Water Plane.

Raiders of the Lost Ark is an Epic tale in which an Intrepid Archaeologist tries to beat a band of Nazis to a Unique Religious Relic which is central to their plans for World Domination. Battling against a Snake Phobia and a Vengeful ex-girlfriend, Indiana Jones is in Constant Peril, making Hair Breadth Escapes at every turn in this Celebration of the Innocent Adventure Movies of an Earlier Era. 

This is a Very Special Limited Edition Golden Idol of Fertility Idol as seen in the Famous Film Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Starring: Harrison Ford, Screenplay by: George Lucas and Directed by: Steven Spielberg. This Movie Replica Is Cast from a Mold that was made Directly from a Real Prop that was used in the Film. This Original Prop used in the Molding process was Obtained Directly from Elstree Studios. They made all of the Props that were seen in the Film. The Original Props, there were 14 as mentioned in various books, were Originally Inspired by Inca and Pre-Columbian Art. The Female Figure was Designed with a Horrific Countenance to Heighten the Suspense as Indiana Jones Approaches the Golden Relic. When Spielberg first Sketched an Image of the Idol he Scribbled the note: Statue seems to be Watching, Cursing his every Step.

This is the Shiny Gold Plated Version of the Famous Idol of Fertility that was Seen in the Opening Sequence of the Film. This High Quality Film Replica Casting is Gold, Shiny and Electroplated with 24kt Gold Finish, that is Sure to Please. It is Made out of a Very Durable Resin Material and Weighs 7 Pounds and measures 8 inches tall x 5 inches wide x 6 inches deep. 

The Circular Jungle Idol Stand is available as an Option. It was designed with Inca, Aztec, Mayan, Pre-Columbian type Artwork applied. It also looks very similar to the original stand that the Famous Idol was sitting on when Indy switched with his bag of Sand. 

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  • 3
    Flawed but fine

    Posted by Darren on 9th Oct 2016

    Took a gamble on a flawed idol. I obviously wasn't as lucky as previous buyers as mine had lots of blistered paint across the face and body of the piece. Will sand back and repaint in time.

    Otherwise a very nice piece. Happy to have it in my collection for the price I paid.

  • 4
    Awesome 2nds!

    Posted by Kathryn Mills on 24th Mar 2016

    I purchased a second of the idol - it was flawed in the listing - but when I received it I couldn't be more pleased! The flaw is there - but I had to look fairly hard to find it, and I think it just makes it easier to identify as MINE!

  • 5
    exceeds all my expectations

    Posted by alan b on 24th Nov 2015

    i've wanted a high quality raiders fertility idol for years but could never afford one and didn't want to waste my money on a cheap one.
    this 'less than perfect' version of their more expensive one was the ideal solution for me. but i gotta tell ya, i can't see the 'error' on my piece that prevented them from selling it at full price. based on how happy i am with mine, i can't imagine how great the 'full price' ones must be.
    the finish, shape, weight and overall look completely exceed my expectations.

    i highly recommend this piece to any fan looking for an incredible showpiece.

  • 4
    Great Value!

    Posted by Matt on 2nd Jun 2015

    I've wanted a Raiders Fertility Idol for a while, and I'm glad I was able to get one of the flawed ones for such a steal. I've read so many threads and Blogs and reviews regarding which replicas are "true" to the original, but the truth is there were several "originals". This one looks pretty good, and the flaws are minimal. You can see spots deep in some of the grooves where the plating didn't quite get, or where the playing was slightly bunched up, but I really could care less. It also is lighter than I expected; but again, who cares! It's so shiny that it's not going to matter sitting on a shelf in my office. I can tell what it is, and anybody that's seen Raiders knows what this is. Maybe some day I'll shell out $500 for a replica that some blogger is salavating over because the eyes are slightly different, or the mouth is shaped more like an oval; but for $59.99 this idol is great! I'd say get one while these flawed ones are still available or you'll regret it.

  • 5
    Fantastic seconds

    Posted by Mark on 20th Apr 2015

    Even though this was listed as a second or flawed item, the only thing I found that was off perfect was a little extra glue on the base (which is easily remedied with a little effort. The price was incredible and perfect for a prop to use in pictures at Comicon.