If you are anywhere in SE Michigan and see an Indiana Jones whip, please comment back and tell me where you found it. I went to three stores today looking for it and all I’ve got is an unhappy six year old. This has shades of Christmas written all over it and I don’t think I like it one bit. The one difference is that Youngest Son saved his allowance for a long time to buy it.
I’m not sure that I understand the need to own theme toys and merchandise from one’s favorite movie (actually, I’m not taking him to this movie but he doesn’t need to know that). I think back in the 70’s there was some of this going on to some extent (ie lunchboxes, posters, etc) but nothing like the mass merchandising to children now. I even saw an Indiana Jones Mr. Potato Head, right above the Indiana Jones cereal. Go figure. Apparently, the above mentioned whip is THE hot item right now – who knew?