This year, one quarter of ThinkGeek’s annual fake products (in honor of April Fool’s Day) are Apple or App related. If you are someone who likes to discover these on your own, then you can stop reading now.
The first (and my favorite) is the PLAYMOBIL™ Apple Store Playset, which contains everything you need for fun, imaginative and interactive play which “teaches important social interaction skills”. From tiny iPhones, Macbooks and iPads to tiny Geniuses, the PLAYMOBIL™ Apple Store Playset offers multiple floors of fun, “introducing children to the magic of Apple technology”. The full list of features include:
- Entire store with figures and over 60 accessories
- Store comes fully staffed with PLAYMOBIL™ Apple Store associates
- Ground floor of Apple store features product demo tables, software shelves and kids corner
- Top floor includes Genius Bar and Keynote Theater with mini Steve Jobs figure
- Use your own real iPhone 4 as the screen behind Steve Jobs in the Keynote Theater (downloadable simulated keynote presentation available on the PLAYMOBIL™ website)
- Purchase the optional Line Pack and stage your own Apple Device launch party!
- Entire store measures 72 cm long x 36 cm deep x 40 cm high
The next product is the Edible Gummy iPhone Case. The cases come straight from Korea, in eight different colors (and “delicious” flavors) including orange (kimchi), purple (fish lip) white (garlic cream), red (fermented apple), green (chili ginseng), yellow (bitter flower), blue (pickled berry) and pink (bubble tea). Offering protection for your iPhone and a quick snack for just $12.99, the Edible Gummy iPhone Cases are perfect on the go.
ThinkGeek’s Super 3DBoy iPhone Game System “trumps the Nintendo 3DS and brings exciting 3D graphics to life on your iPhone.” You simply insert your iPhone 4 into the back of the Super 3DBoy iPhone Game System and the specially designed Super 3DBoy game apps split the iPhone screen down the middle displaying half of the screen to each eye and slight variations in these image cause your brain to create a full-depth 3D effect. Best of all, it’s powered directly by the iPhone, no additional batteries included. Currently supported titles include Angry Birds, Rage, Infinity Blade, and more. Just ignore the fact that while your iPhone 4 is in the Super 3DBoy iPhone Game System there is no access to the touchscreen. 😉
Finally we have the Angry Birds Pork Rinds. Made from the flesh of exploded green pigs, these high protein treats are perfect for snacking any time of the day. Whether you need a little boost before a workout or you have a long day of sling-shotting ahead of you, these tasty morsels will help keep you at peak performance. You can grab a snack back of these treats for $5.99.
While these products are not really available for sale, you can tell ThinkGeek that you DO want to purchase them, and if there is enough interest, maybe someday they will be added. It worked for the Tauntaun Sleeping Bag! You can check out all of this year’s fake products here.