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New Photos Of Sideshow's R2-D2 Figure Will Make Every Jedi Jealous

As a rule, Jedi aren’t supposed to desire worldly things like fancy name-brand robes, luxury landspeeders and especially toys. But there isn’t a Jedi in our, or a galaxy far, far away, who wouldn’t trade their lightsaber for Sideshow Collectibles’ upcoming sixth-scale R2-D2 figure. Especially after seeing these new photos of the final production version.


This R2-D2 Figure Is So Articulated It Could Probably Teach Yoga

Toys: He can roll around, hobble along on two feet, and apparently even fly at one point in his astromech career, but as far as robots go, R2-D2 never seemed that articulated. At least until the folks at Kaiyodo inducted the droid into their Revoltech line, which is known for having some of the most posable action figures you can find anywhere.


This Life-Size Wall-Hugging Figure Is Actually Only Half An R2-D2

Here’s a real head-scratcher from Bandai. If you’ve always wanted your very own R2-D2, but, only have enough room for the R2 part, there’s now this life-size ‘action figure’ that’s actually only half of the droid. Weird.


Finally An R2-D2 Suitcase That Actually Bleeps And Bloops

If the Star Wars movies taught us anything, it’s that it’s always safer to travel with an astromech droid by your side. And while previous R2-D2-themed suitcases left us disappointed by their silence, this one actually lights up, beeps and chirps away at the push of a button.


This Australian Budgie Sounds Exactly Like R2-D2

For the first seconds I thought it was just a coincidence, but this budgerigar really sounds exactly like R2-D2 down to every squeak, beep and bop. Even the colours are the same. His name is Bluey and, according to his owner Carli Jeffrey, he drives them crazy with it.


Being A Kitchen Timer Is R2-D2's Latest Side Job

As far as resumes for droids go, the skills and experience section on R2-D2′s must be at least 100 holograms long by now. This latest Star Wars tie-in sees Artoo back in the kitchen as a simple $US20 timer, counting off anywhere from one to 60 minutes with a quick twist of his rotating dome.


Full-Size Lego R2-D2 Is Fully Functional And Fully Amazing

Rejoice, for the first fully functional, 1:1 scale R2-D2 is at last a reality. And it’s amazing. As amazing as this video of Darth Lily — the cutest girl in the galaxy — hugging him.


This R2-D2 Toy Is So Detailed That You Can Use It In The New Star Wars

The detail on this 1:6 scale R2-D2 figurine is pretty much insane, especially since this type of toys are mostly, if not completely, static. Not this one. Everything opens and lights up in this R2-D2. It’s pretty damn cool. Check out this video.


You'll Never Mess Up A Recipe When R2-D2 Does Your Measuring

As far as movie sidekicks go, it’s hard to find one as invaluable as Star War’s R2-D2 was. That little droid was always in the right place, at the right time, with the right tool to save the day. And that now includes your kitchen with this R2-D2 measuring cup set that helps ensure your baking ingredients are always perfectly proportioned.


There's No Better Use For Cup Holders Than This R2-D2 USB Charger

Your dream of cruising around your local galaxy with your feisty astromech droid by your side simply isn’t going to happen in your lifetime. It will be years before robots can even pick up a wrench and remove a bolt by themselves. But ThinkGeek’s got the next best thing. It won’t fix your warp drive, but perched in your cup holder this tiny version of R2-D2 will keep your phones and tablets charged.