While Landgraf and the crew have also released a few different Dabuccino models -- including the labelless guy above as well as a remarkable amount of Yoda-themed variations -- the idea is pretty much the same throughout the fleet. And at prices ranging from $200 on up to $8,000 for a single bubbler, it’s no simple coffee cup.
Starbucks originally flexed its muscles back in June, hitting both Landgraf and Hitman with a suit that could put the clever rip-off artisans out of business. After Landgraf, in classic “water-pipe” enthusiast form, blew off his court date, the judge ruled in favor of ‘Bucks by default, awarding them $410,580 in damages and legal fees related to the designer’s infringement. As of today, the separate case filed against Hitman, whose website has mysteriously vanished off the face of the web, is still truckin'.
One or two of these bad boys might still be on the market, so if adult frappes are your thing, you might want to act fast. Though it’s probably safer to indulge your THC cravings with the help of more traditional means, like beer bottles, fruit, and portable coffee mugs.
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