Set to be released before the year 2015 ends, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is the seventh installment of the Star Wars Series created by George Lucas and company. As expected, fans are also clamoring for Star Wars merchandise and collectible items all over the world. Perhaps there is one collector’s item that Star Wars fans would not want to miss–the limited edition, life-size, and moving R2-D2 refrigerator.
The R2-D2 fridge is about 95 centimeters tall and weighs 55 kilograms. Although the weight is quite heavy for a 95-centimeter tall fridge, this robot-shaped refrigerator can hold up to 18 canned sodas–ideal for chilling your canned and bottled beverages. Another innovation made into this fridge is that it can be moved using a remote control so you can have your beverage come straight to you whenever you feel too lazy to walk to the kitchen to get something to drink. When the fridge is fully charged, it can last up to two hours. The bonus is that this refrigerator moves and sounds like R2-D2 and it is built with flashing LEDs. The fridge also has a projector in R2-D2’s head, showing images from Miracast devices – a device that enables a wireless connection from other networks and devices.
The price has been reported to be somewhere around 9000 dollars (so roughly 1 million yen). For this amount, Star Wars fans can have this R2-D2 inspired refrigerator. But for sure, fans would not care so much about the price as long as they have their R2-D2 fridge. This latest fridge innovation is brought to us by Haier Asia Group’s Aqua Brand–a Japanese company that is geared towards the production of electronic appliances such as washing machines, vacuum cleaners, refrigerators and other home appliances.
The fridge is made-to-order and each item specifically comes with a serial number. According to Tokyo Otaku Mode, the company has scheduled to ship orders the of R2-D2 fridge by mid-December in time for the release date of the movie on December 18, 2015. However, this item is not available for international shipping. The product is only exclusively distributed to Japan. Thus, fans need to be based in Japan to be able to purchase this ultimate collector’s item.
If you are one of the many who is interested to buy an R2-D2 fridge, you can contact the company about the details of purchasing the item through this link.