If you’re a Star Wars fan and want to collect merchandise sporting just about everything related to the franchise, then you might want (or need) to check out the Haier R2-D2 Refrigerator. Why would it be to your fancy? Because as the name of the product says, this is a refrigerator made into the likeness of that cute droid who likes to bully around C-3PO. The refrigerator was debuted during this year’s CES back in January at the Las Vegas event. One look at it and you would immediately know that Haier Asia has won its first appliance-related headline for Star Wars geeks everywhere.
The Haier R2-D2 Refrigerator Brings You a Cold Beer From Far, Far Away (Well, Not Really)
The Haier R2-D2 Refrigerator was announced back in the opening week for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and this is no ordinary appliance that will keep your drinks cold. The package comes with a remote, so that you can let the droid bring the drinks to you while you sit on your couch watching your favorite movies and TV shows without letting you stand up. You can even let the droid bring you your drinks while binge watching the entire Star Wars film franchise (because if you are going to do this, you’re going to be sitting down for a good long while).
Even at the time of its announcement, the R2-D2 Refrigerator is being pursued by geeks and journalists from different areas, especially those who want to cover all the things related to Star Wars. This full-sized replica of the lovable droid even has authentic lighting and projection features, and it even sounds like R2-D2 itself. It has a top speed of 1-kilometer-per-hour, which is less than satisfactory. But then again, R2-D2 was never a fast droid to begin with anyway.
So how much does the Haier R2-D2 Refrigerator cost? In Japan, it costs just under a million yen, and it comes with a built-in projector that wasn’t there when the prototype first came out. At the time of writing, international orders are not being accepted. However, if you want to order from Japan and have it shipped to your place, then be prepared to pay a hefty sum in tax and export fees. Add that to the already large price tag of the refrigerator itself and you might as well break the bank while you’re at it. Clearly, this refrigerator is for the diehard Star Wars fan that has the extra cash to burn.
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