Wacky merchandise of the day: Artoo aquarium

ArtooquariumLeaving no niche unmarketed, it’s the R2-D2 aquarium.

R2D2 Aquarium is, in case you’re wondering, far from a tacky affair – though, we’ll admit, it may well sit comfortably on the fence between the especially incredulous and the vaguely surreal – as what’s on offer is a 1¾ gallon tank, an animated dome which will respond to vocal commands (with beeps) and a radar eye that doubles up as a periscope allowing you to spy on your fish as they feed and go about their re-enactments of famous Star Wars scenes before a suitably illustrated cardboard backdrop.

No, I think tacky is the word you’re looking for here. Or maybe “ridiculous” and “unwieldy” – matters of taste aside, I would not want to be the one responsible for cleaning that thing. (via)

2 Replies to “Wacky merchandise of the day: Artoo aquarium”

  1. Not to mention (and they’re hardly the only ones guilty of that) if that’s 1 3/4 gallons and you put 3 Shubunkin goldfish in it you’re going to be cleaning it a LOT. That’s outside even the 1 inch=1 gallon rule, which doesn’t apply to goldfish anyway (the goldfish rule is 1 inch = 10 gallons, unless you have the mother of all filtration systems. Or are raising feeders.)

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