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Star Wars R2-D2 Coffee Press – I have died and gone to heaven

What a brilliant idea and it isn’t too long now before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story officially hits movie theaters. Timely for Christmas for all of the Star Wars merchandise. We have seen or in fact. own most of it BUT how about an R2-D2 coffee press?

We don’t know about you, but we’re kind of a mess in the mornings. We get up on the wrong side of the bed literally (what? inside is a side!). We try to brush our teeth with shaving cream, and we put our underwear on backwards. We’re basically a hot mess. In slippers. That probably don’t match writes ThinkGeek

ThinkGeek go on to  say: Let R2 help you navigate your mornings more successfully with this Star Wars R2-D2 Coffee Press. He’s happy to help a human in need. Put your grounds and boiling water in his glass body, brew for a few minutes, plunge, and he’ll serve up 32 oz. of piping hot coffee.

For folks playing along at home, that’s 4 cups, so even if your motivator is so bad that the Jawas put you back on the scrap heap, he can still get you going.

Product Specifications
Star Wars R2-D2 Coffee Press
Officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise
A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive
Capacity: 32 oz.
Materials: BPA-free plastic housing + glass body + food-grade stainless steel plunger & filter assembly
Dimensions: 6 1/2 wide x 9 1/2″ tall x 6 1/2″ deep (including the handle)
Weight: 1 1/2 lbs.
Includes glass carafe, plunger & filter, and housing
Removable glass carafe is dishwasher safe
Not microwave safe

Another inspired idea from the guys at  ThinkGeek and even better is that is an officially licensed Star Wars product  designed to start your day with a smile.

The press will be available in early November for $40, and the whole thing is dishwasher safe which should make life easier when you eventually get around to cleaning it.

Moving on –

Prop makers are usually creative and skilled people who can make elaborate, custom-made objects, according to the wishes of the director.

Some of the most iconic props, such as the full-scale T-800 model from Terminator II or James Bond’s Lotus Submarine car, were highly complex and cost a fortune to produce.

But sometimes the best solution is the simplest one. Take an everyday item, such as an ordinary coffee grinder, and transform it into a hi-tech gadget. If you are skilled enough, you can take an old calculator and turn it into a sophisticated computer. Some of the most distinctive objects in cinema history were made from these simple, everyday items. These kinds of props show us that the best solution is not always the most expensive one.

It is interesting how some of these items, with a retail price of only a few dollars, are sold on for thousands at auctions after appearing on screen. For example, Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber from Star Wars IV: A New Hope (1977), which was made only of old camera and calculator parts, was later sold for a staggering $240.000. For that amount of money, you’d almost expect a real lightsaber!

Check out the video for the full list of 10 ‘movie props’ that you will more than likely have around the house….apart from the last one – we hope!!!!

Nick Knight

Nick Knight is one of the authors writing for The Vintage News