Leaving the fridge door open for too long is a waste of energy and not at all good for your food. This little gadget can help you remember to shut that door. He’s called “R2-D2 Talking Fridge Gadget (R2-D2TFG)” and he’s currently part of a crowdfunding campaign on Japanese site Makuake. He swivels his head when you open the door and will beep if you don’t shut the door promptly. He will also greet you with his bleeps and bloops every time you open the door to get a snack.

I’m sure it won’t be long before your mind translates those beeps into sentences like: “What, again?” and “Weren’t you supposed to be on a diet?”

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Now you can tilt back a cold one from the throat of Darth Vader, Boba Fett or R2-D2 with these Star Wars Signature Steins by Underground Toys.

Each stein is 9″ tall and can hold up to 22 ounces of any beverage. They’re made of high quality ceramic and feature a head-hinged lid with genuine pewter.

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When the R2-D2 Measuring cup set came out, I thought it was cute and I love R2, but I’ve always been a fan of black R2 units and black goes way better with my kitchen.

Luckily, ThinkGeek has this exclusive Star Wars R2-Q5 Measuring Cup Set. The body is built from 4 measuring cups and the utility arms detach into measuring spoons. The dome can measure out both a 1/2 cup and 1 tablespoon.

I think my kitchen is going to get some upgrades this holiday.

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I’ve seen some impressive pumpkin carvings and builds in my day, but Greg Aronowitz’s R2-D2 pumpkin just knocked me off my feet. Not only did he carve a pumpkin to look like the lovable droid and decorate it with candy, he built legs and rigged the pumpkin so that it has a spinning head and moves by remote control. Wow.

See this Halloween astromech come together and move in the video after the break.

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R2-D2 is one very advanced droid: he can navigate an X-wing, patch into the Death Star’s super computer and, surprisingly, break down into a bunch of nifty measuring cups.

There are four measuring cups and four measuring spoons in all. Just remember, this officially licensed Lucasfilm product is highly sought after by chefs of the Empire, so act fast, and don’t tell those stormtroopers nothin’.

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White chocolate isn’t my favorite sweet treat in the world, but when it’s used to build R2-D2, I’ll take it! This holiday-ready droid is on display at The Fairmont San Jose. Their pastry chef was inspired by the Star Wars Exposition happening at the Tech Museum by the hotel and made this 150 pound dessert from white chocolate fondant as a tribute. I hope they don’t melt him down for parts after the holiday season is over!

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May The Meat Be With You

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Someone in the butcher’s department has too much time on his or her hands, but I’m completely okay with it. Ground meat looks much more appealing when it’s sculpted into Star Wars shapes like R2-D2, the Death Star, and a TIE Fighter. Now only if they would retain that shape when they get put on the grill.

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The long wait is over, and you can finally pop bottle caps in nerdy style with this magnetic, solid metal R2-D2 bottle opener from by Art Asylum and ThinkGeek… provided that you have a spare $18.

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I suppose this is technically for kids, but who’s really going to stop you from packing your own lunch in this adorable R2-D2 lunch box? It’s got an all-over print that makes it look like everyone’s favorite droid and is guaranteed resistant to restraining bolts should a Jawa try to steal you lunch.

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There are lots of Star Wars cakes out there but this one not only looks like R2-D2, it projects Leia’s hologram on the wall. Alexander wanted an R2-D2 cake for his 6th birthday and his Dad, Marc Freilich, made this wonder. The cake hides a small pico projector that connects to an external laptop to play the famous message. They even tacked on a “Happy Birthday Alexander” message at the end.

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