We here at Nerdist.com get excited when any sort of Star Wars merchandise comes to our attention. In fact, “get overly jazzed about something Star Wars related” might as well be on all of our daily to-do lists. It’s an extra special treat for us when something comes out that’s actually aimed at adult SW fans. Enter; the R2-D2 French Press coffee maker.
Brought to our attention via a post on Gizmodo, this astromech press is sure to make morning better proving that everyone needs an R2 unit by their side. This coffee droid can serve up to 32 ounces (4 cups) of caffeinated goodness to fuel the minds of your rebel alliance.
What’s nice about the design is how, despite clearly being a piece of Star Wars merchandise, it doesn’t seem cobbled together or unbalanced between form and function. Good ol’ cylindrical R2-D2 is the obvious choice for a French press design, as other droids just aren’t shaped correctly. What we really love is the fact they didn’t paint over Artoo’s entire body (torso?) and instead went with only accents of his design on the dishwasher safe glass carafe. This allows for a rather nice look when he’s filled to the brim with your favorite brew.
According to Thinkgeek.com, the press will be available to order for $39.99 starting in early November 2016. A bit pricey compared to other 32oz French presses on the market? Maybe, but let’s face it, they aren’t nearly as cool as this one. Plus, it’s substantially better than the other household products that some droids decided to get in on.
(Sheesh, Threepio, what were you thinking?)
Is the R2-D2 French press the droid you’re looking for? Are you surprised it took that long for us to make that sort of reference? Let’s discuss in the comments below!
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