It started off as an April Fools' joke, but rather like Pocket-lint's very own April fool the Tauntaun sleeping bag is to become a reality.

Thinkgeek, purveyor of all things geeky that you can buy on the Internet in the US, has announced ity will be selling the kid's sleeping bag for $99 from November for Star Wars fans keen to relive the scene on planet Hoth, involving Luke Skywalker and a Tauntaun in Empire Strikes Back.

"This high-quality sleeping bag looks just like a Tauntaun, complete with saddle, internal intestines and plush lightsaber zipper pull", reads the blurb on the product page.

Bag dimensions - 33 x 67 inches (not including head pillow or legs) unfortunately suggesting it's not for anyone over 5ft.