Thursday, May 29, 2008

more questionable movie merchandise

is it okay to make a toy out of the ark of the covenant? here are two different versions out now with the new indiana jones line. one for ages 3 and up and one for the older kids. the younger version comes with the "ark ghost." also noted, the "bad guys" are simply called "germans" and not "nazis" throughout the merchandise literature. in the action figure sets, indy fights the "german soldier" and the "german mechanic" on a "german truck." "Disguised as local diggers, Indy and his loyal friend, Sallah, gain access to the excavation site of Belloq and the Germans. With Sallah’s help, Indy lowers himself by rope into the restricted map room. Inside, he uses the ram-headed staff to discover the true location of the Well of Souls, a buried chamber that hides the Ark of the Covenant."