I usually despise April Fool’s Day pranks, but this one is so awesome, I wish it was real. I would totally play with this with my kids. It’s a miniature Apple Store in the form of a Playmobil playset.
This thing looks so real, it would be easy to believe it is. I don’t know how they pulled off such an amazing fake, but it’s sprinkled with all kinds of awesome. The sales floor is perfect, down to the wooden tables with iPads and MacBooks on top, along with the friendly staff members with their lanyard-style nametags. There’s a kids’ area, where Mom and Dad can drop off the younguns while they drool over the sexy, stainless steel electronics. There’s a Genius Bar, where the happy nerds fix computers.
And there’s even a “Keynote Theater,” where Steve Jobs himself is giving his recent press conference about the iPad 2. ThinkGeek — who created this incredible hoax — says that you can use your own iPhone 4 as the screen behind Jobs in the Keynote Theater.
My favorite feature has to be the “Optional Line Pack,” a collection of Playmobil characters that you can arrange as a long line of customers waiting outside the store. Best part: the Woz is in the line, waiting atop his Segway. After all, what would an Apple Store line be without the Woz?