Noted for both wisecracking and cracking his whip, Indiana Jones is perhaps the most famous role of Harrison Ford along with Han Solo. On a quest for fortune and glory, the whip-wielding, pistol-carrying, slouch-hatted archaeologist is one of film’s most familiar and popular figures. Indiana Jones would not be Indiana Jones were he not cracking his signature whip, and thanks to the efforts of many modern companies, you or your kids can emulate him at Halloween – or at any other time you feel like a little adventure.
One of the accessories that can help your kid feel like Indiana Jones is the Indiana Jones Electronic Sound FX Whip, a product of Hasbro (as so many other toys and games seem to be). You will be able to see your young Indy fan’s face light up with delight when they receive this intriguing toy, which provides excellent sounds effects while remaining soft and safe for any age to use.
The Indiana Jones FX Whip measure a bit more than 3 feet long, and weighs slightly more than a pound. The handle is rubber and plastic, and contains the sound-effect generating system, while the “whipcord” itself is made out of soft cloth and is completely safe – it will not hurt even if you strike with it full force, so it is a safe toy for children to use that will not result in welts or injuries.
The central features of the Indiana Jones Electronic Sound FX Whip, of course, are the sound effects it can produce. There is a button and switch arrangement on the handle. One switch plays the Indiana Jones theme song when it is used; the other button, when depressed, causes a whip-crack sound effect when the soft whip is “snapped.” The sounds can also be turned off in the interests of peace and quiet if necessary. The whip’s sound effects producer is powered by three double-A batteries, a set of which is included when you purchase the item.
The whip’s design includes a carrying strap that can conveniently attach the coiled whip to a belt loop or belt. Thus, the young Indiana Joneses who wield this whip in their quest to stop evil can carry it in a compact form at the dinner table, on the staircase, or in the living room, without the risk of tangling the whip around chair legs (or human legs, for that matter).
Needless to say, both the whip itself and its included sound effects produce delight in the young Indy fans who receive it. The toy is designed for ages 3 to 8, and should not be given to children under three because of its small parts, but older kids may also enjoy it for a bit of light-hearted fun.