Friday, April 3, 2009

The Joke's on you, my friend.

Sometimes an April Fools joke is just... well... inspired.

Such is the case of online retailer Think Geek's April Fool's offering of a Star Wars themed "Tauntaun carcass" sleeping bag. The product description explains:

Use the glowing lightsaber zipper pull on the Tauntaun sleeping bag to illustrate how Han Solo saved Luke Skywalker from certain death in the freezing climate of Hoth by slitting open the belly of a dead Tauntaun and placing Luke inside the stinking (but warm) carcass.
And here's a picture of the sleeping bag in all its glory:

Well, guess what... demand for the fake product was apparently overwhelming, so Think Geek is now in contact with Lucasfilm to see if they can license and market the product! Doh!

It's usually Star Trek fans (Trekkies) whose obsession surpasses all bounds taste, but don't count out the Star Wars geeks just yet!

(p.s. I weep for the 8-year-old whose father forces him to sleep in one of these things. It's gotta be a veritable nightmare factory.)

(Via Crooks and Liars)


cyclotourist said...

Isn't that just the best!

Saw it on io9

Anonymous said...

Wel, first, I have to say I'm impressed tby the detail and the effoprt that went into this joke. Someone sat down and sewed that thing! Also, my 4-year-old, who loves Star Wars and is not the least bit squeamish, would love this, and nightmares aren't an issue with him. Soooo, must make sure he never sees it.