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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.



Who Needs Roadside Assistance When You Have R2-D2 On Your Car?

If that spunky little astromech droid can help whiny Luke Skywalker lead the Rebellion to defeating the Empire, surely R2-D2 can help you when your radiator’s on the fritz or you have a flat tyre. In fact, who needs to pay for roadside assistance when you have what is arguably the real hero of the Star Wars films at your disposal?


R2-D2 Can Now Make Coffee: This Is The Droid I'm Looking For

Is there a more powerful Force in the galaxy than coffee? I don’t think so. This neat little bit of engineering turns an industrial coffee maker into R2-D2, complete with sounds.


Hologram-Projecting R2-D2 Birthday Cake Makes Us Insanely Jealous

We’ve seen a lot of awesome cake designs over the years, but this is the first time we’ve been genuinely envious over what a six-year-old was served at his birthday party. After all, who wouldn’t want an R2-D2 birthday cake that actually projects holograms like the one Marc Freilich made for his son Alexander?


Whoever Wears This R2-D2 Bra Won't Enjoy The Interactive Features

If you’ve been looking for a DIY project that combines your love of Star Wars with your ignorance of fashion trends, why not turn some papier-mâché and a hacked R2-D2 toy into a light-up brassiere complete with artoo sound effects? The hardest part of the build, as demonstrated by the mannequin in this video, is finding someone who’s actually willing to wear it and fend off Star Wars fans wanting to give it a try.