Packing a gun belt with a loaded revolver holstered ready for use, cracking a bullwhip, and shading his rugged brow under a distinctive fedora, Indiana Jones proves that archaeology does not need to be dull – at least in the cinema. Racing against sinister foreign rivals to retrieve ancient idols, venturing into lost temples filled with lethal booby traps, speaking such well-known lines as “Why does it have to be snakes?” and “fortune and glory, kid, fortune and glory,” this role of Harrison Ford has many fans – including many younger fans whose imaginations are sparked by his hair-raising escapades.
Imagination is a wonderful tool for conjuring strange adventures and inspiring the youthful mind to look towards new horizons and fresh perspectives. However, imagination can be helped out sometimes by a well-chosen accessory – and in the case of Indiana Jones, kids who are enamored of his adventures can make their own more easily if they have a bit of Indy gear to play with.
Perching a hat rakishly on their head, or picking up a replica of Indiana Jones’ bullwhip – even if it is a soft, harmless version – is the start of many hours of enjoyment and adventure, as your own small Indies take on evil and explore strange places. The Kid’s Indiana Jones Whip by Rubies Costume Co. is a good example of this – if your kids are fans of the well-armed archaeologist, then they will love the opportunity to carry his signature weapon even in a harmless form.
The Kid’s Indiana Jones Whip is a bit larger than some of the children’s whips that are available on the market, measuring roughly four feet long. It is soft so that it will not cause injuries if someone is actually struck with it, although of course, playing outside with it is probably a prudent idea, since even a soft whip can still tangle around lamps and pull them over, or do other damage in the house. The grip is a loop rather than a handle, which actually makes it easier to carry coiled in the manner of Indiana Jones himself.
There are many knock-offs of famous brands and characters, of course, but if you have moral qualms about possibly making use of a stolen product idea, you need not be fearful in this case. The Kid’s Indiana Jones Whip is an officially-licensed toy, so the film’s royalty-receivers will get their cut of the sale when you buy it.
This whip is one of many costume and play accessories based on the Indiana Jones film, and is probably best-suited to ages from 5 years and up. It looks realistic enough to please its young recipients, and you can be sure of it being a big hit for months and perhaps years to come.