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Star Wars Dagobah Frog Habitat: The Ultimate Christmas Gift For 2009?

The Star Wars Dagobah Frog Habitat! Swim like a tadpole you will, yes!

I know you've all been searching long and hard, trying to figure out what the ultimate gift for Christmas might be this year. Well, I may have found it. There's a new line of Star Wars science toys out this season, and one of them in particular has caught my attention: The Star Wars Dagobah Frog Habitat! Holy crap, holy crap, holy crap, HOLY CRAP! A chance to have frogs raised by Yoda! If that doesn't jingle your bells this season, nothing will.

Now I'm as much a fan of the original 1981 Dagobah playset by Kenner as anybody - after all, I grew up on those toys - but you wanna know what that set was lacking? FROGS. This Frog habitat comes with the Dagobah swampland surface area, some background scenery featuring Luke's X-Wing stuck in the swamp, the hideaway hut and Yoda himself. Yoda is right there on the box telling us what adventures await: "Discover how frogs play an important role in earth's ecosystem, you will." Also included is a mail-away coupon for live tadpoles.

It's nice to know that after a long day of Jedi training with Yoda, the frogs can go take a nap in the hideaway hut.
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I've received a variety of strange things in the mail over the years, but I gotta say... the incredible thrill of receiving live tadpoles in the mail is something that probably couldn't ever be surpassed. Not only that, but can't tell me you're not already picturing yourself placing the tadpoles into the Habitat and whipping out your best Yoda impersonation as you tell them, "Grow or grow not. There is no try." Then after your tadpoles have matured and become Frog Jedi, you can send them off to save the galaxy from the Empire (whom I can only assume would be played by common house flies).

The final step in your Jedi training is to successfully raise some frogs.

I mean just look at that promotional photo. How can you not be completely sold on this thing? You too could wear the simple tan attire of a Jedi Master while looking over your frogs and tadpoles. If there's a better way to spend your time this holiday season, I'd like to hear it. I should also mention that there's a Naboo Sea Creatures habitat in which you raise triops instead of the more typical Sea Monkeys. Did you know that triops are also called dinosaur shrimp? Well now you do, so don't say you never learned anything here on I-Mockery, and I suggest asking your waiter for them the next time you're at a seafood restaurant. Anyway, it's a decent set and thankfully there's no Jar-Jar or any of his pals in sight, but I still prefer frogs in Dagobah over it. I'll take frogs in Dagobah over just about anything.

Survey: Share with us what some of the top items on your Christmas wish list are this year! (Naturally, all of you will have merchandise from the I-Mockery Store on those lists... right? Riiiiiiiight.)


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BatmanJohnson on 12/02/2009 9:42 am

While it does look very cool, it isn't fair to the frogs. Frogs typically need a larger environment than that when kept in captivity. Usually 10 gallons doesn't even skirt the minimum. Still looks awesome.It'd be fine for tadpoles just not fully grown frogs.

I just want to get through this Christmas without any family problems. That is at the top of my Christmas list.

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goblyn on 12/02/2009 10:16 am

Why is the Loch Ness Monster in the tank in the back under the water? If you can raise your own Nessie, this is officially the best product in the history of...HISTORY!


Bizarro Stormy (Guest) on 12/02/2009 10:46 am

This makes me wish I was a frog.

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Pandajuice on 12/02/2009 11:43 am

I've tried raising triops before and they are very fickle creatures that die very easily. I'm not sure why they are marketed to kids when as an adult, I couldn't even get one into adulthood.

I'd probably have more luck with frogs, so intrigued by this set I am.

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Julio on 12/02/2009 11:49 am

BatmanJohnson, I can only assume that after the frogs have reached a reasonable size, you are to deploy them into battle right away... There's no way in hell that they are going to spend their lives relaxing there instead of employing their hard earned Jedi skills.

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BatmanJohnson on 12/02/2009 1:32 pm

Julio, You make a valid argument. By the time they hit adulthood they must be fighting sith and rancoors.

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The Leader on 12/02/2009 3:04 pm

All I want to know is if it is to scale with the 1/18th action figures? :c


Dagobrad (Guest) on 12/02/2009 3:13 pm

I'm still holding out for the Admiral Ackbar scientific mouse catcher... It's a trap!

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All Hail Duke on 12/02/2009 7:31 pm

my x-mas list:
art supplies and a new pair of shoes

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Captain Seamus on 12/02/2009 8:02 pm

I want a new iPod, to replace the one some jerk stole from me.

Oh, or for the thief to get beaten up by Jedi Frogs. That'd be a Christmas miracle.

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darkvare on 12/02/2009 11:17 pm

i love frogs when i was a kid my father my brother and i use to hunt them from the lake near grandma's house some times we caught up to 20 each as for christmas gifts i want that 8 bit rt poster from the i-mockery store some evangelion figures and maybe a ps3 game or at least money to get darksiders next year

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Pentegarn on 12/03/2009 10:19 am

I would almost get that frog habitat for my GF (who loves frogs) except she has almost zero interest in Star Wars (nobody's perfect)

As for the Christmas wish list, mine is less fun and more things I need to replace

Computer speakers
various DVD boxed sets
The Mel Brooks/Carl Reiner CD boxed set

I doubt I will get any of it though. Meh, what can you do?


tim (Guest) on 12/03/2009 11:39 am

i want the taun-taun sleeping bag over at thinkgeek.

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ChrisGlass on 12/03/2009 7:27 pm

Nerds Ropes. Always Nerds Ropes. Already got 1 whole box as a gift.


Misty (Guest) on 12/04/2009 6:43 pm

I got sea monkeys as a christmas present some 9 or so years ago, but they died almost immidiatly. So yeah, I have a huge grudge against sea habitat things.


whod99 (Guest) on 12/06/2009 12:08 am

I think I might have found something to top this: the Mattel Mindflex. Soon you too can harness your latent psionic abilities for fun and profit!


Chris (Guest) on 12/08/2009 10:37 pm

I had a frog habitat like this when I was a kid (I wish they had the degobah version at the time), but the tadpole never grew up, it stayed as a tadpole like weeks after it was supposed to be a frog and then it died.

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A Bad Enough Dude on 12/10/2009 5:10 pm

I want some Andy Capp's Salsa Fries. Too bad they're extinct. *pouty face*

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