It’s April Fools 2011 and TechCrunch was kind enough to scour the web for the best online April Fools jokes and pranks and list them in one convenient place.
My personal favorite (not listed) was this item:
This Playmobil Apple Store Playset isn’t a real product but I wish it was. I’m sure many people whipped out their credit cards today and attempted to order it.
From the description:
“A quick peek at the miniature Genius Bar and we were feeling a bit woozy. Then we saw the tiny Steve Jobs presenting in the Keynote Theater on the top floor and that was it. Our wallets popped out faster than you can say Jonathan Ive and we plunked down whatever money was needed to own this amazing playset.
Of course, once we had the playset, we had to get the optional Line Pack to simulate our own exciting Apple product launches. Since it comes with a tiny Woz on a tiny Segway, it was a no-brainer. We decided that Apple & PLAYMOBIL together is the most unlikely and awesome collaboration ever. It changes everything.”
Think Geek has brought its April Fool’s Day products to market before, so it’s possible this could become real someday. Imagine people lined up for hours outside of a real Apple Store to pick up the first day’s release of the Apple Store playset. Kinda’ funny?