To write this post, I skimmed IMDb and Wikipedia too, and realized I'd forgotten just how long Harrison has been working in front of a camera. Born in 1942, he was already acting in Hollywood in the 1960s. Two huge movie franchises spawned action figures based on his characters, so I started wondering: could he be the man most often reproduced in action figures? I don't know the answer, but it led to this exchange at work today:
me: If you had to guess, do you think it would be reasonable to think that Harrison Ford might be the actor with the most action figures made of him? He's got both Han and Indiana. Who's got more action clout than that?
Sent at 12:26 PM on Wednesday
JD: Well technically I would say it's either David Prowse (Darth Vader) Mark Hamill, or the actor who played Jango Fett, as he is also the Clones so he has the most BY FAR.
Sent at 12:30 PM on Wednesday
me: Luke is the most produced figure, but if you added all the Hans and Indianas, could they surpass him?Jango Fett is a dirty cheater. Clones don't count.
Sent at 12:31 PM on Wednesday
JD: No, I would say Mark beats him out.
And I had to stop there, because Harrison Ford deserves to be the actor most produced in action figures. Sorry, Mark Hamill, but Indy/Han has so much more going on.
Ultimately, we do sell tons of different Harrison/Indy/Han figures, from the inexpensive to the extraordinary, but in honor of the man's big 69th birthday today, here are a couple of the greatest from Sideshow Collectibles:
If these are a bit more than your collection will hold, but you'd like to see our other figures, search our site for "Han Solo" or "Indiana Jones." We've got everything from classic Star Wars to Bobbleheads for Harrison's iconic characters!
And let me know just one thing in the comments: Indy or Han? Which do you think is the greatest Harrison Ford role?