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R2-D2, Stripped Down to All Metal

R2-D2, Stripped Down to All Metal
It’s comforting to note that Star Wars favorite R2-D2 is just as cool when he’s stripped of his iconic blue and white. At the recent Maker Faire, a colorless version was on display, and really stands out next to the more accurate replicas. All of the character but none of the color.

R2-D2’S Bleeps and Beeps Decoded. It’S Not for Kids. It’S Funny as Hell.

R2-D2’S Bleeps and Beeps Decoded. It’S Not for Kids. It’S Funny as Hell.
Star Wars geeks claim that R2-D2 was inspired by a character in a Kurosawa film plus the robots in Silent Running plus an overheard request from a sound editor. Riiiight. Here’s the real score: In 1975 George Lucas invented a Time Machine and fast forwarded himself to 1999.
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R2-D2 Boom Box: Take That at-at!

R2-D2 Boom Box: Take That at-at!
Remember the AT-AT Walker ghetto blaster? Well apparently not only the Empire gets its own boom box. This R2-D2 sound system is part of the Hype Hustle Rip-Off exhibition by artist Bill McMullen over at LA’s The Constant Gallery.

R2-D2 Sippy Water Bottle Carries R2d2h20 (or Booze)

R2-D2 Sippy Water Bottle Carries R2d2h20 (or Booze)
Next time you happen to crash land on the sandy surface of  Tatooine with nothing but you, your shiny metal sidekick and a bunch of Jawas to carry your rusty carcass around, why not first quench your desert thirst with one of these? I’ve never seen these R2D2 water bottles before today, but I want one for the next time I leave the comfort of my climate-controlled basement to go outside to get some fresh air and exercise.

R2-D2 Toilet Paper Cozy is Squeezably Soft

R2-D2 Toilet Paper Cozy is Squeezably Soft
That R2-D2 is one talented little droid. Not only can he project holographic distress messages from Princess Leia, he can grind pepper, play tunes, serve cookies, and keep your drinks cool, and now he can even help you wipe your butt. According the the Japanese maker of this plush R2-D2, it’s designed to dispense “roll tissue”, which is a nice way of saying “toilet paper”.

R2-D2 Cookie Jar: Chocolate Chips and Microchips

R2-D2 Cookie Jar: Chocolate Chips and Microchips
There’s one thing you can say about R2-D2. He’s fiercely loyal, and will always do what’s needed to protect your stuff. So why wouldn’t he be the perfect guardian of your precious Tollhouse cookies? I was just minding my own business (shopping online) this morning when I came across this great R2-D2 cookie jar.

Rare R2-D2 Fridge for Sale: One Cool Droid

Rare R2-D2 Fridge for Sale: One Cool Droid
I was surfing around in search of this desktop R2-D2 mini USB can fridge that I recently read about, when I happened upon something much, much cooler than that cooler. Turns out that this awesome R2-D2 compact refrigerator was apparently made back in 2002 as a promotional prize for an Attack of the Clones contest held at 7-11 Stores in Japan.

R2-D2 Projection Alarm Clock: It’S Droid Time

R2-D2 Projection Alarm Clock: It’S Droid Time
R2-D2 is a master of product merchandising. The little droid’s likeness has appeared on everything from desktop speakers to USB hubs and salt and pepper shakers. Now you can take Artoo to bed with you every night with this new alarm clock. This October, UK toy maker Wesco Limited will release these tabletop R2-D2 alarm clocks.

Star Wars Characters Get Plush, Deformed

Star Wars Characters Get Plush, Deformed
There’s no reason that the pillows on your couch have to be square, round or rectangular. Why shouldn’t they reflect your Star Wars addiction like anything else? These plush versions of classic characters from the Star Wars universe are just too cool.

Star Wars USB Hubs: the Force is With Your Devices

Star Wars USB Hubs: the Force is With Your Devices
These official R2-D2 and Darth Vader USB hubs from Japan’s Cube-Works are a must for any serious Star Wars fan with a computer. Whether you’re pro-Jedi or have a serious Sith streak, they’re the perfect desktop companion for connecting your USB gadgets. Both R2 and Darth offer four full-speed USB ports on their front.

Star Wars Pez Dispensers Spew Candy From Big Heads

Star Wars Pez Dispensers Spew Candy From Big Heads
What could be better than Darth Vader, Death Star and Stormtrooper themed PEZ dispensers, loaded with sugary fruit-flavored candies? I’ll tell you – GIANT Darth Vader, Death Star and Stormtrooper themed PEZ dispensers, loaded with MASS-QUANTITIES of sugary fruit-flavored candies. These huge Star Wars PEZ dispensers measure in at 12-inches tall, and dispense not single candies, but entire reams of 12 candies at a time from under their oversize flip-top heads.

R2-D2 Cake Makes You Wonder What Droids Taste Like

R2-D2 Cake Makes You Wonder What Droids Taste Like
Star Wars fans looking for something tasty to serve at their next soiree should look no further than this awesomely great R2-D2 cake. Created by master pastry chef Mark Randazzo of Brooklyn’s Mark Joseph Cakes, this edible Artoo came complete with a domed lid and plenty of delicious blue and silver icing to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Giant LEGO R2-D2 Could Crush C-3PO

Giant LEGO R2-D2 Could Crush C-3PO
If you’ve ever visited the LEGO Store in downtown Chicago, you might have come across a life-size R2-D2 made from thousands of snap-together plastic blocks. While I thought that was impressive, this mammoth LEGO droid measures in at a whopping 8-feet tall. Built by official LEGO Master Model Builder Dan Steinenger with the assistance of a bunch of visiting kids, the giant R2 unit was assembled as part of the recent Festival of the Masters event at the LEGO Store at Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida.

R2-D2 Speakers Play More Than Beeps and Blips

R2-D2 Speakers Play More Than Beeps and Blips
Star Wars fans, here’s another fun R2-D2 inspired gadget to add to your collection. Japan’s Taito has created these multimedia speakers based on everybody’s favorite cylindrical droid. Unlike their movie doppelgangers, each droid’s head flips open like a trashcan to reveal a speaker.

R2-D2 Grinds Out Fresh-a Pepp-a

R2-D2 Grinds Out Fresh-a Pepp-a
Star Wars may be over 30 years old, but that hasn’t stopped those LucasFilm merchandising folks from cranking out fresh ideas. That’s why I’m absolutely loving these R2 unit pepper mills. Imagine having the boss over for dinner, asking if he’d like some pepper on his salad, then whipping out one of these little droids.

R2-D2 Webcam to Drive Star Wars Fanboys Crazy

R2-D2 Webcam to Drive Star Wars Fanboys Crazy
Everyone’s favorite little trash-can droid can now be a regular occupant of your home or office, thanks to the new R2-D2 webcam. The little guy is a pretty accurate replica of the famous droid, complete with authentic movie sound effects.
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