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Does your Tauntaun Sleeping Bag smell better on the outside?

Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Wednesday, April 1, 2009

It was too good to be true. I'm talking about ThinkGeek's brilliant April Fool's Day joke for a Tauntaun Sleeping Bag, a "licensed" product that recreates one of the memorable scenes in The Empire Strikes Back.

The idea was that now you could snuggle your way into a good night's sleep inside a "high-quality sleeping bag [that] looks just like a Tauntaun, complete with saddle, internal intestines and glowing lightsaber zipper pull." And true to their word, the online retailer of high quality geek apparel and items furnished its readers with two photos of the sleeping bag. It looked real! It had to be real! There's an intestine design on the inside liner of the bag!

Unfortunately it wasn't -- it's an April Fool's Day gag by the ThinkGeek team. But apparently there's a lot of people out there that would pay their hard-earned cash to own their own Tauntaun Sleeping Bag: "Due to an overwhelming tsunami of requests from YOU THE PEOPLE, we have decided to TRY and bring this to life," states an update to the ThinkGeek page for this make believe product. "We have no clue if the suits at Lucasfilms will grant little ThinkGeek a license, nor do we know how much it would ultimately retail for. But if you are interested in ever owning one of these, click the link below and we'll try!"

One thing that ThinkGeek may want to consider when they actually go ahead and make this thing a reality is changing the size of the sleeping bag from fitting children and small adults to fitting grown-ups of every size. There's no better way to explain to your children why The Empire Strikes Back rocks more than Attack of the Clones than to be all comfy inside your very own Tauntaun Sleeping Bag.

-ThinkGeek.
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Posted: 15 years 2 weeks ago

0_o signed up. I want one.

Just gotta make sure the kids are watching Empire Strikes Back when they sleep in it for the first time.

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Posted: 15 years 2 weeks ago

That is one of the sickest sleeping bags...EVER!! But my wife said I can't have one....Damn, me for loving her vagina!!!

I keep my standards low, that way im never dissapointed