One of the great April Fools’ gags this year was over at the über-nerd merchant site ThinkGeek, where they posted a faux product that was truly powerful in the ways of The Force. It’s a Tauntaun sleeping bag for kids! The bedtime product is shaped like the lizardy, camel-faced llamas from the ice planet Hoth, and even has cozy, plush intestines! Then there’s the glowing light-saber zipper so, every morning, your giddy tot can pretend he’s Han Solo slicing open a furry beastie friend before facing the frigid morning! Best of all, this Tauntaun smells better on the inside than the outside — well, at least until junior rebel fighter has a nighttime accident during that long camping weekend.
Big fun but, um, how long before we can get one for real? Seriously, Mr. Lucas, is this really any creepier than selling kids General Grievous underwear? Look, you sign off on the idea, get these bags made, and I’m buying two. Well, if they’re under $100.
— Geoff Boucher
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