When ThinkGeek posted an April Fool's joke about a Tauntaun sleeping bag earlier this year, the site was flooded with e-mails from people who wanted one of the fictional products. So many, in fact, it decided to ask Lucasfilm about the possibility of making such an item. At long last it seems those efforts are starting to bear fruit, if this quote from Think Geek PR guy Shane Peterman is to be believed:
We are definitely trying to make it into an actual item to be sold on our site. As of right now, it's still an "if," but it's turning into 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.
If the Tauntaun sleeping bag becomes a reality, it'll most likely cost more than the $39 fake price for the fake product. And as our friends at Sci Fi Wire observed, there's every chance Lucasfilm could go to the dark side on this one.