Someone made a new R2-D2 replica. Not big news, right? This replica happens to be a detailed recreation that reproduces the adorable astromech droid in size, appearance, and movement. Still not that big of a news, right? Well, this replica happens to be the R2-D2 Mini-Fridge, a mobile Artoo that doubles as a chiller for cooling your favorite beverages.
Made by Haier Asia’s AQUA brand, the robot will bleep, bloop, and light up just like its Star Wars counterpart, regaling its human companions with a set of pre-programmed lights and sounds. It’s full-sized, fully-detailed, and completely mobile, so you can make it follow you anywhere in the house like a loyal robot buddy, ready to serve you cold drinks whenever you get the urge for a sip.
The R2-D2 Mini-Fridge isn’t much of a fridge, having just enough space hold a dozen cans of beer, soda, and other drinks. Since it’s battery-powered rather than permanently plugged in, it ditches the compressor, opting for a thermoelectric cooler to chill the drinks inside. A dedicated remote allows you to control its movements, making the robot go forward, backward, left, and right. Dimensions are 940 x 630 x 610 mm (h x w x d), with the feet able to clear bumps on the floor up to 3mm high.
No word on yet on pricing for the R2-D2 Mini-Fridge. The fact that it’s a full-size and detailed Star Wars collectible that also happens to be a remote control fridge on wheels, though, it’s fair to guess it’s not going to be cheap.