Back in July we posted about this awesome R2-D2 remote controlled fridge that can personally deliver the beverage you’re looking for. Well, we finally found out the price tag for this functional fridge droid, and it’s more expensive than we imagined. $8,900 (1,077,840 yen) to be exact. It’s also only available in Japan.

Okay now that the initial shock is out of the way, you have to decide whether or not having R2-D2 bring beers to you is worth that kind of investment. The officially licensed 1:1 scale fridge can keep drinks cold and has lighting and sound effects that are true to the movies. And don’t forget that it’s remote controlled.

Check out new photos and a video of the R2-D2 fridge after the break.

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Whirling cogs and brass pipes line every square inch of this amazing steampunk-themed bar in Romania. Interior design company 6th Sense took nearly two years to completely cover the space with kinetic machines.

The Enigma Cafe, located in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania is being touted as “the world’s first kinetic steampunk bar” with features like a giant illuminated cog clock, old typewriters, gas masks, and brass bulbs suspended from the ceiling. It’s the most impressive steampunk decor I’ve ever seen.

Check out more photos and a video of the kinetic bar after the break.

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Before my first cup of coffee (ok more like my first three) I am just a super grump. But these kawaii Totoro and Spirited Away mugs could change my life forever.

Etsy shop Taii Kawaii recreates some of my favorite Studio Ghibli characters from polymer clay and gives them a permanent home on ceramic mugs. Totoro holds 11 oz. of liquid while the Spirited Away mug holds 17 oz.

Check out more pics after the break.

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We seen 3D printing with candy, cheese, and even hummus, but now 3d printing with beer is possible. Well, beer waste anyway.

Driven by a passion for creating eco-friendly materials for 3D printing, US company 3Dom uses leftover hops and barley for their new filament, which is aptly titled “Buzzed”. It can be used in any machine capable of Polylactic acid (PLA) printing and visible grain adds a special charm to the design.

For caffeine addicts, 3Dom also makes coffee-based product called “Wound Up”. Of course.

See how it’s made in the video after the break.

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Earlier this year, Japan Rail West remodeled their bullet train after the mechas from Neon Genesis Evangelion—but the fun doesn’t stop there. JRW is marking the launch of the train on November 3rd by offering passengers all kinds of commemorative goods, including ekiben bento presented in these keepsake ceramic shinkansen-shaped containers.

The Eva bento boxes will be available at Awajiya bento stores at Shin-Kobe and Nishi-Akashi Stations starting November 7th, and limited to 50 sales per day. According to Rocket News 24, JR West revealed the bento boxes will be packed with “salmon and salmon roe, to reflect the parent-child relationship at the centre of the Evangelion storyline.”

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Ben & Jerry’s has flipped the script in their partnership with Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing to produce Salted Caramel Brown-ie Ale ice cream (*drools*). The limited edition frozen treat includes New Belgium Brown Ale ice cream and Salted Caramel Swirls topped off with Fudge Brownies (*more drool*).

The ice cream only contains trace elements of alcohol, but it’s designed to be paired with Belgium/B&J’s Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale that was released earlier this year. New Belgium’s PR manager, Bryan Simpson, tells Fortune:

“They have the same flavor profile in that you’ve got caramel and brownies going on in both. The pour over, which is how you’re going to experience it, is a scoop of ice cream with beer over it. My inference was it was going to be very sweet – like a root beer float, but the beer is a lot dryer than a root beer would be. The salt plays off the sweet very well.”

The new ice cream flavor will hit shelves in pint-sized containers starting this November and will be available through the holiday season.


Japanese bakery chain Ginza Cozy Corner has turned our favorite characters from Star Wars into adorable, edible treats.

Yuuummmm…(from top-left to right) Storm Trooper cheese tart, Wicket chocolate roll cake, C-3PO lemon tart, Jabba the Hutt pistachio tart, Star Wars Logo rasberry and chocolate cake, R2-D2 yogurt cake, Darth Vader chocolate cake, The Imperial Army and Rebel Army pistachio and chocolate tart, and a Yoda  matcha powdered green tea tart.

Jedi, Sith, Wookiees, and droids make cute confection appearances in this collection of cakes, tarts and limited edition tins that are available only from November 1st to December 21st.

Check out more Star Wars treats after the break.

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Drink to Gotham’s most colorful and delightfully deranged couple with these head-shaped goblets.

The goblets can hold 13 1/2 ounces of your favorite beverage and are ideal for classy get-togethers. Save your rhinestone PIMP goblet for less formal occasions.

Product Pages: Joker ($14.99), Harley Quinn ($14.99)

back to the future food

Japan is famous for fandom-themed cafes, so it’s no surprise that multiple Back To The Future cafes have popped up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the franchise. In fact, there are no less than five BTTF cafes with movie-inspired drinks, food, decor, and music. Even TV personality and film critic Kon Arimura got in the spirit with his Marty McFly jacket and hoverboard.

See Also: Japan Opens The First ‘My Little Pony’ Cafe And It’s Totally Magical

The locations includeTrattoria Paradiso in Tokyo and Sweets Paradise restaurants in Chiba, Osaka, Hyogo, and Okayama.

Check out more photos from inside the eateries of the future after the break.

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Evil clowns, Frankenstein, zombies, and Cthuhlu…oh my! These monster mugs will give you a jolt before the caffeine does.

Etsy shop Kachaktano Mugs has a real talent for paring my nightmares with adult beverages. Working in ceramics for over a decade, his sculpture mugs are inspired by characters from fantasy and horror. Each porcelain creation is hand sculpted and fired at extremely high temperatures (similar to that of the underworld I assume) to provide unbeatable strength while making them food, dishwasher, and microwave safe.

Check out some of my favorites below.

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