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Star Wars Wampa Rug Review

Best. Rug. Ever.

Oct 13 2010, 1:51pm CDT | by

Star Wars Wampa Rug Review
 
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Today I am checking out the Star Wars Wampa Rug from ThinkGeek. Most geeks will remember the Wampa from the Empire Strikes Back as the snow monster that hung Luke from the roof of his ice cave. This Star Wars Wampa Rug is the pelt of one of those snow monsters and is an awesome addition to a game room, geek's room, or kid's room. Read on for all of the details.

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Specifications

The Star Wars Wampa Rug sells for $99.99 and is available on ThinkGeek right now. The rug is large at 62" L x 30" w and has synthetic fur and more. The head of rug is stuffed to use as a pillow and the rug is officially licensed from Lucasfilm.

In Use

I knew when I saw the Star Wars Wampa Rug first turned up at ThinkGeek that it was big and all kinds of awesome. I didn’t realize just how large the thing would be though. This Wampa rug is the size of an area rug that you find in many bedrooms. The rug has lots of soft, white fur that is surprisingly not itchy if you sit on the thing or lay on it. My 9-year-old was standing there when I pulled the Star Wars Wampa Rug out of the box and absconded with it to his room immediately. He lies on the rug and props his head on the stuff Wampa scull to listen to music all the time now.

He says that the fur is "sososoft". The head is much larger than I expected it to be from the pictures and while it looks uncomfortable, it actually makes for a very nice pillow if you want to kick back and watch some TV or read while lying on the rug. The Wampa horns are covered in a corduroy material and the eyes and teeth are vinyl.

The claws are vinyl as well and the rug is very well made. I think that this would be perfect to decorate a game room or if you are lucky enough to have a media room, it would rock there as well. Single geeks can even put the thing in their living room; those of us with non-geeky spouses will have to hide it elsewhere.

ThinkGeek says that the bottom of the Star Wars Wampa Rug has a non-slip covering. If you put this thing on a hard floor, I can guarantee you it will eventually slip out from under you. The non-skid covering is some little printed teats rather than something like that stuff you put in drawers to keep stuff from sliding around or under normal rugs to keep them from sliding around. The Star Wars Wampa Rug does stay put very well on carpet though.

I like the design of the Star Wars Wampa Rug, but I wish that you could take the arm off it or that it only came with one arm. The first thing my son said was "why does it have two arms?" I've never been so proud, though I was surprised he remembered that Luke chopped the Wampa's arm off, he hasn’t seen Empire Strikes Back but one time and that was years ago. Two arms aside, the Star Wars Wampa Rug is so cool!

Verdict

Pros

  • Soft fur
  • Head is a pillow

Cons

  • Has two arms
  • Slides on hard floors
 

Conclusion

The Star Wars Wampa Rug goes right up there with my favorite geeky toy/furnishing ever made. This is the perfect decoration for a kid into Star Wars or sci fi.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at shane@i4u.com.

 

 

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