From April Fool’s to Holiday Fact: Tauntaun Sleeping Bag Unboxing!

Hacking the Holidays

Photo by Ken DenmeadPhoto by Ken Denmead

Photo by Ken Denmead

It’s the stuff of online myth: a fake product, created as part of an elaborate April Fool’s Day joke, gets such an overwhelming response from the store’s fans that they realize there’s only one thing to do – actually make the product. This is just what has transpired over the last seven months for the folks from ThinkGeek:

Only through your enthusiasm and support was ThinkGeek able to make this product a reality. We bow to your superhuman Star Wars Fanboy/Girl abilities. We hope it helps you stay alive after a deadly Wampa attach and encourages you to educate other about the best Star Wars movie ever, The Empire Strikes Back.

And now, in time for the holidays, they’re arriving. The kind folks at ThinkGeek sent us a review bag, and we couldn’t help but treat it like any other super-exciting geek toy, and take video of the unboxing.

The best thing about it… well other than how awesome the idea is overall, is that it’s a really good indoor sleeping bag. The build quality it far higher than most of the entertainment-branded bags you’ll pick up at your local stores (though admittedly the proposed $99 pricetag means it’s not a casual purchase). And having the pillow built in to the head (isn’t Mr. Tauntaun cute?!?!) is really handy.

At this time, it’s not yet on sale at the ThinkGeek store, but you can get on the waiting list, and as soon as it is, we’ll let you know!

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