Each year, ThinkGeek unleashes a plethora of fake geek goodies on April Fools. Some of their fantastical gags have actually went on to become real products like iCade — the $99 iPad Arcade cabinet and the Star Wars inspired Tauntaun Sleeping Bag.
My favorite imaginary gift this year is the Electronic Hungry Hungry Hippos game for iPad. The fast paced marble grabbing game that became a phenom for kids in the late 1970's is re-imagined here to integrate with iPad at the center of the action.
"Just like the game you loved as a child, but updated for the new iPad!"
Each hippo head has capacitive pads underneath to interact with your iPad to re-create the chomping action you remember. ThinkGeek has even created a classic Hungry Hungry Hippos promo video to make their "not so foolish" game idea even more convincing.
Expect to pay $29.99 for the must-have, imaginary hippo game of your wildest dreams. I think kids just might like it too.