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Wacky merchandise: Lightsaber laser pointers

TFN spotted this amusing novelty product at – where else? – Thinkgeek. Taunt your pets and coworkers with them for a mere $14.99.

In less wacky and far more pricey lightsaber news, a Master Replicas saber signed by George Lucas, Samuel L. Jackson, Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor and Nick Gillard is being auctioned on eBay to raise money for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

Dream a dream of sleeping in Tauntaun guts

L.A. Weekly checks in with the progress of making ThinkGeek’s April Fools TaunTaun sleeping bag a reality. Thinkgeek PR guy Shane Peterman says:

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.

But what of Lucasfilm?

We’re still working with Lucas to get approval for a final design. Again, it’s looking good, we just can’t say too much right now since it’s still in the works.

Well, we’re patient.

Making of the Tauntaun sleeping bag

So it turns out that the maker of ThinkGeek’s most talked-about April Fool’s prank, the tauntaun sleeping bag, is actually a friend of CJ’s own Rach. She didn’t come up with the concept, but she did assemble it, and you can check out the photos at her Flickr.

And yes, in case you haven’t heard, the response was so positive that ThinkGeek is looking into licensing it for real!

The fandom minute: Tees & too many lists

The fandom minute: Tee, Roddenberry, cakes, poll

Star Wars t-shirt roundup, just in time for spring

IMAGE: CANTINA BAND RULZ!!!These aren’t authorized (well, maybe the ThinkGeek one) or otherwise legally kosher, but that’s the risk you take, isn’t it? Enjoy!