'I thought they smelled bad ... on the outside!'

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These are the days I wish I were an advertising copywriter. Imagine, once upon a time, someone had to face a blank white computer screen and compose this:

In the sub-zero wasteland of the planet Hoth, only the strong survive... and of course those lucky Jedi protected by the thick skin of a Tauntaun. Now after exhaustive movie viewing research and analysis ThinkGeek Labs has isolated the exact synthetic compounds needed to re-create Tauntaun fur. What have we done with this supreme knowledge? Created a Tauntaun sleeping bag of course."

'Tis true. If you ever envied a stunned Luke Skywalker as Han Solo stuffed him inside the slimy guts of an extraterrestrial beast, well, envy no more. Furry on the outside, gut-looking inside -- and (nice touch) notice that the zipper is a blue light saber ... slicing open the ... yeah, love it. Operators are no doubt standing by.

Oh, but that's right. You'll buy this for your kids. (Wink.)

Of course, this was the cruelest April Fool's prank ever and it doesn't really exist. Or does it? Looks like the people at ThinkGeek are looking to actually make this greatest of all sleeping bags since so many people want it for realz.

ATTN Tauntaun Fanatics! Due to an overwhelming tsunami of requests from YOU THE PEOPLE, we have decided to TRY and bring this to life. 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!

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