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Star Wars Tauntaun Sleeping Bag

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Every April 1, the online retailer ThinkGeek.com mixes in fake products with their real ones. They make a whole faux product write up with entirely fictional specs and descriptions, and they even add fake photos. Normally, the only purpose of these fake products is an April Fool’s chuckle for the site’s writers and customers. Sometimes, however, there is such a huge demand for a prank product that it actually goes into production and becomes available for real. That’s exactly what happened with the Star Wars Tauntaun Sleeping Bag.

Whether it is for a livingroom camp-out or emergency shelter during a freak snow storm on the frozen plains of Hoth, the Tauntaun Sleeping Bag is exactly what your little Padawan will need to get through the night. This awesomely designed sleeping bag is fashioned to look like a tauntaun from the best Star Wars movie ever, The Empire Strikes Back. Your Jedi will be encompassed by the body of a tauntaun, just like Luke was when he huddled for warmth inside the belly of a tauntaun after he was attacked by a Wampa. Fortunately, you’ll be spared all the noxious slimy reptomammal innards. And you thought they smelled bad on the outside.

While Luke’s tauntaun was made mostly of rotting flesh, this sleeping bag is fully washable polyester. Nothing is worse than having a kid wake up smelling like a Bantha in the morning. Some of the cool features are an attached tauntaun head plush pillow, interior “guts” graphic and a lightsaber zipper that simulates slicing the beast’s belly open. Yay for realism. Maggots not included.

This tauntaun is fully licensed by Lucasfilms, so you know your kids will be learning about Star Wars through none other than the genuine article.

It’s big enough for an adult or a couple of kids. So snuggle up and think of warm places like the desert world of Tatooine. Not to be confused with the planet of desserts, aka Willy Wonka’s Factory.

Personally, I think this is one of the coolest Star Wars products on the market. I still want one.

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