On April 1st, ThinkGeek put together a pretty hilarious April Fool’s joke for a fake Star Wars Lightsaber popsicle maker. One of the best parts of the joke was definitely the commercial featuring Darth Vader selling Imperial ice cream out of an old fashion ice cream truck. One of the things that fans took notice was the ice cream menu on the truck. We can roughly make out the items in the video, but what we didn’t know was that there was a dozen different Star Wars icy treats on that truck. Due to the demands of their customer and fans, ThinkGeek released the artwork of the Star Wars ice cream menu. Everything from “Admiral Snackbar”, “TIE Biters”, and “Falcon Fudgebar” is humorously illustrated on the menu. My favorite definitely has to be “Jabba the Push-Up” and “Wampa Claw”. I don’t know about you, but I could really go for a vanilla ice cream sandwich and a viewing of ‘Empire Strikes Back’!
I think that might be the cutest ‘Lord of the Ring’s tee I have ever seen. Hobbits are cute. Elves are cute. Even dwarves are somewhat cute. How about goblins, Ringwraiths, and Golem? I do admit that through out LOTR, I had to stop myself from throwing things at the screen whenever Golem came into the scene, but I do admit that ThinkGeek’s “Mordorable” tee does kind of makes me smile when I look at Golem’s goofy face. One of the best parts of the tee has to be the cute Ringwraiths flying next to smiling clouds. It doesn’t scream Modor, but its too cute to boot.
Talk about preciousssss!
One does not simply walk into Mordor. It’s best if one skips. Holding hands and singing showtunes, preferably. This shirt features a montage of all the cuteness that’s to be had when you visit Mordor. There’s little Gollum waving hello or goodbye or something to The One Ring. Isn’t it preciousssss? A big ol’ snuggledy battle troll waits patiently to give out “Free Hugs,” and an Uruk-hai says “o hai!” over his shoulder. In the distance, there’s Mount Doom with its explosion of lava (read: candy) and happy, puffy clouds of vog. Through the sky flies a friendly Nazgul on his Fell Beast (rawr!). The whole scene is watched over by the big, blinky eye of Sauron perched between the pinnacles of Barad-dûr. Face it. It’s Mordorable.
Ya lovely ladies can pick yours up at ThinkGeek for only $19.99! Sorry guys, these tees are made of the ladies so basically we are fucked.
Where to buy: ThinkGeek
ThinkGeek has been infamous for their April Fool’s Day tricks for many years now. When April 1st comes around, ThinkGeek features products that you would kill to own. Unfortunately, as soon as you try to add the product in your shopping cart, you get a huge pop up tell you “April Fools” in which you have mixed emotions of sadness, embarrassment, and anger. It’s not all bad. Sometimes, an April Fools item can be so awesome that the fans demand it to be made and in fact it does. Where do you think the Star Wars TaunTaun sleeping bag came from? April 1, 2009 of course! I just wanted to take the time to spotlight some of this years best from ThinkGeek. Hopefully, with enough people bitching, these can become real in the near future.
Hit the jump and check out some of my favorite April Fool’s items from ThinkGeek!
Zombies are HUGE right now! So it’s fitting that geek extroidinare online retailer, ThinkGeek created this pretty awesome zombie attack themed hooded sweater. Unfortunately, you aren’t a survivor, and succumbed to the zombie apocalypse. The hoodie features bloody gashes, bandaged bite marks, and even an exposed spine on the back. On top of that, the inside of the hood is lined to look like your brain. Sick!
It was nice knowing you.
This hoodie features the battle scars you earned in your fight with the zombie hordes. Clearly, you’ve had better days. There are bloody handprints near the pockets and slashes across the chest. There’s a deep slash across the back that reveals your exposed spine. There’s a bandage on your left wrist revealing bite marks. There’s a chunk of missing skull on the back of the hood, which is lined in brains. We’d say you ought to get that looked at, except there’s a pretty massive blood spatter on the front of the hood around the area where your mouth would be. Which implies that you ain’t one of us any more. But you put up a valiant fight, and for that we salute you. But we’re not taking the helmet off, no how, no way.
This little fashionable badassery is available at ThinkGeek for a meer $59.99!
It is well known that ThinkGeek makes some of the coolest shit ever when it comes to Star Wars merchandise. This time, TG is dropping on us a really bitchin’ Star Wars Wampa plush rug. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, TG has taken the fluffy bad ass beast of Hoth and made him into an adorably cute “bear rug” style rug.
Here at ThinkGeek we pride ourselves on offering nifty products covering all aspects of the Empire Strikes Back story… since it is the 30th anniversary and all. Last year we launched the coveted Tauntaun sleeping bag, allowing children of all ages to nestle safe in the guts of a tauntaun.
Now as a sort of product-based prequel we give you this amazing “bear rug” style Wampa. As you may recall from Empire, before Luke was preserved inside a dead tauntaun he had a fight with a hideous Wampa snow beast in the mountain caves of Hoth. Now you can catch your own Wampa and take him home to decorate your swank bachelor pad. The Star Wars fangirls will love the high-quality synthetic fur, plush pillow head and fearsome claws.
Measuring at 62 inches long and 30 inches wide, this Wampa would be a brilliant addition to anyone’s home. Unfortunately, the buxom Slave Leia is NOT included in this deal. At the moment, ThinkGeek is completely booked and isn’t taking any more order, but get yourself on the mailing list for a chance to get yours when the Wampa run releases in August!
Where to buy: ThinkGeek
Plush never have to be cute. Sometimes, plush can be of something terrible and gruesome such as an parasitoid “Facehugger” from Aliens. Unlike the real deal where they will lunge on your face and drop an embryo down your throat, this Alien Facehugger is soft and cuddly. Perfect to keep you company when your lonely. Even though this Facehugger is only a soft plush, don’t let it fool you. The Facehugger plush has a mighty tight grip as the appendages of this plush features a wire skeleton for bending and posing. A Mighty fine buy to scare the crap out of your family at the dinner table. The Alien Facehugger plush is available at ThinkGeek for a $29.99 (awwweee shoot. ThinkGeek is sold out… shucks…)