Sometimes reaching for the stars needs a helping hand. So when you’re a kid heading into outer space, the nearest bowl or box might seem good enough for being a space helmet. But Aeromax believes adding some detail doesn’t hurt imagination, and so their Jr. Astronaut Helmet with Sounds is now blasting off to retail.
Since the helmet is designed to replicate the astronaut experience, that means that it’s not just an orange (or white) dome that gets pulled over the head and looked out through. So besides having a frontal appearance complete with air hose and other (non-working) accoutrements, there’s a spring-loaded retractable shield (i.e., the sun visor which is designed for protection against glare) and a pretend boom microphone which juts in position for convening commands to the rest of the crew and talking with Mission Control. And of course there’s NASA signage in the form of an official-looking NASA logo well placed for viewing by those looking at the now well equipped Jr. astronaut. Finally, since it’s the 21st Century after all, a sound chip is installed to provide realistic sound effects for the one wearing the helmet.
And should the budding astronaut require more, Aeromax makes available astronaut boots, a backpack and gloves. All optional of course. As is being able to buy a personalized sticker with the child’s name for placing on the helmet.
With a retail of $39.99, the Jr. Astronaut Helmet with Sounds will certainly appeal to older kids (it’s for agent 8 and up), the fact that the helmet is of a large size means that it can be worn by the largest of kids which means adults. Because imagination shouldn’t be restricted just to those for whom the term “adult” has yet to be tagged on.