George Lucas always knew that merch would be the big moneymaker for his “Star Wars” saga, which prompted him to take a $US500,000 pay cut for the first “Star Wars” movie in order to retain the merchandising rights.
But even Lucas likely didn’t foresee the invention of a R2-D2 fridge that would deliver a beer to you on the couch.
Gizmodo reported that Haier Asia’s AQUA is developing a remote control fridge modelled after the iconic droid sidekick, and it’s scheduled to debut in 2016.
The R2-D2 fridge has all the flashing lights and sounds fans will remember from the films, and can roll all around the house toting up to 12 cans inside its shell while you control it from the comfort of your favourite chair.
But if you simply can’t wait until 2016 to get your “Star Wars” chilled beverage fix, you can always buy a mini fridge modelled after Han Solo frozen in Carbonite. This fridge, while not as mobile as R2-D2, can hold up to 18 cans of soda and you can pick one up over at ThinkGeek for $US150.
With the next film in the series, “Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens,” set to be released on December 18th, don’t be surprised if you see even more “Star Wars” merchandise in the near future.