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Rushed out the door to meet the tremendous and unexpected demand for Star Wars toys, Kenner's original R2-D2 action figure, which bore only a passing resemblance to the droid, looks downright archaic by today's toy standards. But that's also made it incredibly popular among collectors, and to capitalise on all that love for the misshapen droid, Gentle Giant has created a life-size replica of the figure.

Second only to Toy Fair back in February, this past weekend's San Diego Comic-Con brought us more toy news than our wallets can reasonably take. Many of the reveals were only available on the convention floor, but there will still plenty of announcements you can look forward to as we creep closer to the holidays. That's right, July isn't even over but it's already time to start assembling those Christmas lists.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

There's just one week left till San Diego Comic-Con returns to blast us in the face with awesome pop culture spectacle, cosplay, and fantastic, expensive goodies. Here's the very best toys and collectibles at this year's show that we can't wait to line up forever for (or, more likely, pay even more for on eBay afterwards).