Apparently, no matter how uninspired a product is, merchants can always attract attention and raise prices by riding the coattails of a popular franchise and making the product limited edition. Take for example these Star Wars Gold Blend coffeemakers from Nestle Japan. What separates these from their boring, utilitarian counterparts? Stickers and quotes:
The C-3PO version reads “Thank the maker” while the Darth Vader version goes with the standard “The force is strong with this one.
The makers will be limited to 5,000 units at a cost of $120 each. Apparently they are exclusive to Japan and are slated for release some time next week.
(NL via Giz)