Coolest April Fools Joke Yet: Playmobil Apple Store
By Elizabeth Fish
PCWorldApr 1, 2011 10:31 am PDT
This is an amazing April Fools’ joke. Do you love how Apple stores look and lay out their products? Do you feel a little empty inside in between visiting or queueing up for the next iDevice outside the store? Well, Playmobil and ThinkGeek might just have the toy for you (or your kids)–the Playmobil Apple Store! Apple fanboys and girls, prepare to get really excited–and then really sad that it isn’t real.
Look at that thing: It’s got the wooden tables with the MacBook and iPad range on them through to a Genius Bar (so you can play “charge an insane amount for repairs because the iDevice owner didn’t take out AppleCare”) and a little keynote room, which uses your iPhone as the display. You can even play Steve Jobs, as he has his own Playmobil figure.
Playmobil may not be quite as cool as Lego (it’s aimed toward younger kids), but it has definitely raised the bar with this creation to try and capture geek’s hearts–kids would never get a look-in with a setup like this anyway. There’s also another fake set that includes more figurines so you can close those Apple doors and make customers queue outside in the harsh weather of your bedroom for a new device. That pack includes Steve Wozniak riding a Segway to get to the front of the queue.
Such a well executed prank, such a shame it isn’t real. Although ThinkGeek would consider running it for real if enough people requested the real thing. Check out ThinkGeek’s joke trailer for the toy:
If this was real, would you buy one? Tell us in the comments!