The R2-D2 Coffee Press is a Licensed 'Star Wars' Product

By: Joey Haar - Oct 3, 2016
References: thinkgeek & io9.gizmodo
R2-D2, Luke Skywalker's robotic sidekick from the original 'Star Wars' film series, was always full of pep, and the new R2-D2 Coffee Press will help consumers match the little rolling robot's verve. The working french press is an officially licensed piece of 'Star Wars' merchandise, with details that precisely match R2-D2's appearance in the original trilogy.

Like any french press, the R2-D2 Coffee Press comes with a glass cylinder for coffee, a plunger, and a fine-grain filter. However, on this press, glass cylinder is decaled like R2-D2's body and the plunger, when it rises, mimics one of the robot's compartments as shown in the movies.

The release of the R2-D2 Coffee Press' coincides with the upcoming 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' release. That film is part of the new set of Disney-produced 'Star Wars' movies.