Looks like Japanese home appliance brand, AQUA has just announced a self-propelled R2-D2 mini fridge at a recent press conference held in Japan. From what I can gather, it will be 1:1 scale (measuring in at 63x94x61cm), with the works, rotating head, lights and sounds, built-in rechargeable battery and wireless controls! Yes! R2-D2 can finally waltz right over to our geek dens, or couch, and deliver us chilled soda.
We’ll have to wait till 2016 for its release. I’m definitely acquiring one of these R2 units for my home, even if I have to fly to Japan and hand-carry it back personally! Now if only it was able to eject a drink from the top, or have a mechanical arm extend out to serve a random drink. Maybe with ver. 2.0?
Oh, and that’s not all, apparently there will be Star Wars themed, super tall canned drinks too, and even Star Wars and Marvel themed full-size refrigerators! Be sure to check out the videos and photo gallery below.
Check out the videos from the press conference held in Japan:
Yonk is a geek who is fortunate enough to have an equally geeky Star Wars fan for a wife, who owns a LEGO Millennium Falcon encased in a glass coffee table as their home’s centre-piece.