Could a relationship between an astromech droid and an anthropomorphised articulated desk lamp ever really work? Debatable. But it’s worth a shot, because if it did, their offspring would be this fantastic R2-D2 Architectural Desk Lamp that ThinkGeek is now selling for $60.
I have to start off with an apology: I was wrong. Wrong in the worst possible way, too: I misidentified a tiny image of a droid in a Star Wars movie. I hope I don’t have to offer my resignation, but I do understand. I would like, however, a chance to fix things. I have a theory, you see. About a droid.
iRobot’s Roomba vacuum cleaners are about the closest thing you can get to having a real Star Wars droid at home. In fact, many Roomba owners are happy to pretend their robovac is just a shorter version of R2-D2 while it works away, and this decal set will help make that even more believable.
One of the most iconic non-human characters in movie history, R2-D2, was the handiwork of many people. Beloved concept artist Ralph McQuarrie designed him, Kenny Baker helped bring him to life—but it was Tony Dyson, who passed away today at the age of 68, who had the daunting task of building Artoo as a real life…
Sure, you can probably do a good R2-D2 impression without building yourself a fancy helmet, with just a few whistles and clicks. But what if you could have a helmet that “translated” your own voice into Droidspeak, and what if the helmet also “translated” Droidspeak back into English?
Ever since Star Wars first hit theaters back in 1977, fans have been asking themselves: “when are we going to get a remote control R2-D2 mini fridge with a built-in hi-def video projector?” The answer to that question, it turns out, is at the Consumer Electronics Show next month in Vegas.
There’s a little droid that’s appeared in Star Wars in the last couple of years, R2-KT. She’s an astromech with a special purpose: memorializing a little girl who passed away in 2005. Now, it looks like she’ll appear in bigger things.
Did you hear that? That’s the sound of thousands of disappointed Star Wars fans who just realized that a life-size remote control R2-D2 refrigerator that can deliver them drinks will never be theirs. Unless they can find a way to justify spending $8,000+ on a tiny fridge that can only chill six cans.
I can’t imagine anything cuter than R2-D2 trying to seduce someone—or in this case, something: A blue mailbox. He brings her flowers, performs the sweetest mating dance, watches movies with her, or even zaps away people who try to mail things.
If he can repair an intergalactic spaceship while it’s blasting through the cosmos, it only makes sense that turning water into steam would be child’s play for the world’s most multi-talented astromech droid.
Late-August is a little early to start setting out your holiday snow globes, except when they’ve got Star Wars characters inside. But these aren’t just ordinary snow globes, they’re also Bluetooth speakers, and the blizzard inside gets more intense as your music does.
There’s no reason to feel upset when you see R2-D2 forced to do menial jobs—that’s exactly what droids were built for. Believe it or not, he will thoroughly enjoy his latest role as a tiny $24 vacuum for your desk, and happily suck up your bagel and Doritos crumbs.
The older you get, the less excited you are to celebrate another birthday. But that all just changed with these new Star Wars helium balloons from Amscan. If you thought Stormtroopers were easy to kill before, now they can be taken out with just safety pins.
Centuries of gender role reinforcement have ingrained the idea that women carry purses, while men stuff everything they need into every last pocket on their person. But with this R2-D2 dome purse that ThinkGeek is now selling, there’s finally no reason for anyone to feel embarrassed about carrying a handbag.
Does it really matter how this R2-D2 dome Bluetooth speaker sounds? Or how good its battery life is, or how easy it is to pair with your mobile device? If you’re a diehard Star Wars fan you’ve already decided this is the wireless speaker for you, so head on over to ThinkGeek to pre-order one.
Master drone builder Otto Dieffenbach is back with what is probably his most amazing flying creation to date. Unlike the flying R2-D2 we saw in the Star Wars prequels, this version of Artoo is able to take to the skies without a pair of pop-out rocket boosters—just a quadcopter cleverly hidden inside.
In a remarkable feat of miniaturized engineering, Takara Tomy has created a tiny R2-D2 toy that stands just over an inch tall but can still be steered around your desk using an equally small lightsaber remote control.
To some of us, tea is the most wretched drink one could ever brew up. To others, it’s a sophisticated excuse to have an afternoon break. But instead of reaching for your grandmother’s hand-me-down China teapot, this Artoo alternative is yet another way to ingrain Star Wars into every last aspect of your daily life.
Jabba the Hutt realized that R2-D2 was better suited to serving drinks on his sail barge than being a sassy sidekick to C-3PO, and apparently Haier Asia’s AQUA brand agrees because come 2016 you’ll actually be able to buy this rechargeable remote control R2-D2 mini fridge that comes to you.