Tauntaun Sleeping Bag


Man I wished I had this as a kid.  It certainly would have made reenacting Empire Strikes Back a bit easier.  From Think Geek:

In the sub-zero wasteland of the planet Hoth, only the strong survive… and of course those lucky Jedi protected by the thick skin of a Tauntaun. Now after exhaustive movie viewing research and analysis ThinkGeek Labs has isolated the exact synthetic compounds needed to re-create Tauntaun fur. What have we done with this supreme knowledge? Created a Tauntaun sleeping bag of course.

This high-quality sleeping bag looks just like a Tauntaun, complete with saddle, internal intestines and glowing lightsaber zipper pull. Now when your kids tell you their favorite Star Wars movie is “Attack of the Clones” you can nestle the wee-ones snug in simulated Tauntaun fur while regaling them with the amazing tale of “Empire Strikes Back”.

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. If your kids don’t change their tune on which Star Wars film is the greatest ever, you can do your best Jar Jar impression until they repent.

Of course, it was an April Fool’s Day joke, but then the overwhelming demand for this is making Think Geek reconsider if they can actually produce this.  You know with Lucas Film rights and all that jazzmatazz.  Curiously, I can’t believe merchandising hound George Lucas has never actually thought of this.

Right now, if you listen hard enough, you can hear the cash machines caching along the still waters of Skywalker Ranch.

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