I wanted an Imperial cap really badly and asked for it for Christmas. I did get a Star Wars baseball cap that I wore out before summer came along, but not the Cap I wanted. Years later, when I found this ad again I asked my Mother about it and she said she remembers looking into getting it for me, but she did not for two reasons. First she thought the hat was ugly and that I would probably get beaten up for wearing it (good call). Secondly she thought the ad sounded like a scam and she didn’t want to risk the money.
Made sense to me, but I still wished I had that Imperial Cap. It would have been well worth the potential beatings.