For April Fools’ Day 2009, ThinkGeek launched a tauntaun sleeping bag as a fake-yet-awesome product. As everyone knows, pranks make the best market research, and now LA Weekly reports that they are going ahead with the product. Yes!
Shane Peterman, PR rep for ThinkGeek, shared the news:
We are definitely trying to make it in to an actual item to be sold ?on our site. As of right now, it’s still an “if,” but it’s turning in?to more of a “when.” Things are looking pretty good, we just don’t want ?to get too far ahead of ourselves. There’s certainly been enough of a?demand, both from customers and from those of us that work here. Right now, we’re aiming to have it available ?for the holidays, or at the latest, the 30th anniversary of The Empire ?Strikes Back next spring.
Don’t you want a sleeping bag that “simulates the warmth of a Tauntaun carcass”? Of course you do!