April Fool’s Day has come and gone, and in it’s wake we might just have the coolest kid’s product I’ve ever seen. Too bad it’s fake (for now at least).
Apparently every April Fool’s Day online nerd product purveyor ThinkGeek comes out with a list of fake products, and at the top of the list this year was this fake sleeping bag for kids in the shape of a Tauntaun from The Empire Strikes Back. For those that don’t remember (and at the risk of letting my geek-flag fly) – the Tauntaun is what Han Solo puts the nearly frozen Luke Skywalker in to keep him warm over night. While they’re on the ice planet Hoth. After the Tauntaun dies from exhaustion. Before the Empire finds them.
Well, this idea has had such a tremendous positive response, ThinkGeek is now taking names from interested buyers in the hopes that they can one day bring this to market. I for one am sure hoping they do.
(Oh, and if you haven’t noticed yet, check out the pattern of the lining).