The Empire Strikes Snack: R2-D2 Popcorn Maker

OK, so obviously R2-D2 worked with the Rebels to fight against the Empire, so that headline isn't technically accurate. But it's Friday afternoon — so gimme a break.

ThinkGeek has a pretty cool R2-D2 popcorn maker for sale, and this seems like a nice way to honor actor Kenny Baker, who played R2 in the films and passed away recently. You'll think of how much enjoyment he brought to your life as the beeping droid every time the smell of fresh popcorn wafts in from the kitchen.

R2-D2 is a busy droid. He has taken the time to appear in all of the Star Wars films and lends his support to Padme, Anakin, Leia, Luke, and Obi-Wan. He carries important, world-altering messages, serves in battle, fixes other droids, rescues the heroes, and more. 

But Artoo knows that a loyal droid's job is never done so he even takes the time to pop you up some delicious and healthy air-popped popcorn to keep the hunger pains at bay as you settle in for a Star Wars marathon. The R2-D2 Popcorn Maker has the streamlined look of your favorite droid. It includes a measuring cup, top cover, corn inlet, plastic body and power switch. Drop in some kernels, watch him heat up and he will be spitting out your yummy snack in minutes. If you love light and fluffy air-popped popcorn, then this is the droid you are looking for! 

You can pick up the officially licensed product here for $49.99.

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