R2-D2 Can Now Play NES Games

Posted by Ben Huber on Oct 26, 2012 in Hobbies and Collections, Videogames


Thanks to Major League Mods (Mark Bongo), they’ve accomplished something I’ve wanted since I was young: to have my own R2-D2 that plays video games. Ok, maybe it wasn’t that specific, but you can’t deny that an original Nintendo Entertainment System crammed into a plastic R2-D2 shell is pretty freaking cool. It features all your plugs, and the cartridge fits in on the back, out of sight. Mark even customized the controller a bit, to make it fit in with the rest of the package. Best part? The power and reset buttons are connected to a speaker that plays R2-D2 noises. You can play NES games on pretty much anything these days, but in the end, I still think these kind of mods are the best. Read more…

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Sega’s R2-D2 Home Star Planetarium

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Oct 13, 2011 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

At this year’s Christmas Toy Fair, Sega’s toy division showed off their officially licensed Star Wars R2-D2 Homestar Planetarium —  a R2-D2-shaped projector capable of displaying over 10,000 stars on the ceiling or wall of your choice. Despite that hefty number, the actual unit isn’t that big, only running on four AAA batteries. The projection only spans about five to seven and half feet depending, with a circumference of almost six feet around, perhaps making it more ideal for bedroom situations. Still, you have to admit the thought of having your own mini-R2 unit spitting the stars onto your ceiling would be sweet. It even includes the Death Star for good measure. The unit hit Japanese stores back in mid-September, but if you want to get your hands on one, you can always import it. It’ll cost ~$87 USD before tax, so it isn’t cheap, but importing toys rarely is.

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A Picture Worth a Thousand Beeps

Posted by Gia Manry on Sep 3, 2010 in Star Wars

R2-D2 Mailbox Receives Princess Leia's Message

There’s an infinite galaxy’s worth of things that could be said about this photo, but more or less I’ll just say that it warmed my cold cold heart and made me smile, and I hope it does the same for you. And by the way… Read more…



I’ve Got a Letter from Princess Leia

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jun 27, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Star Wars R2-D2 Seikai no Post Collection

A long time ago — well it was really really only a few years ago in 2007 that the post office started decorating postboxes across America by making them cosplay as R2-D2. And it was a cool event and then we thought it was all over, however Heart Art Collection in Japan has decided to make a collectors edition Star Wars R2-D2 Seikai no Post Collection model to celebrate that magical moment. And best of all this isn’t just a model but it also doubles as a piggy bank as well.



R2-D2, B9 and Johnny-5 Show Us How the Robot is Back in Style

Posted by Tim Sheehy on May 27, 2010 in Fandom, Star Wars

I’m sure it’s not every day that you come across house music featuring robots — famous ones, at least. The video here features some of our favorites lending their robotic talents to Eclectic Method’s latest release entitled, you guessed it, “Robots.” Clever name, right? Yeah, I thought so too. I was really hoping they’d throw in some Mechagodzilla, but I suppose it was just wishful thinking. Still, it’s a pretty cool video and if you’d like a copy of the song or more info about the group, check their official website. Read more…

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The Most Tidy Droid Since Rosie the Robot Maid

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 25, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

R2-D2 USB Cleaner

Your jealous office mates will accuse you of having yet another toy, however this R2-D2 USB Cleaner isn’t just a plaything as it can destroy any dust bunnies found within a parsec of your PC. This tidy droid stands at just a bit under four inches tall, plugs into any USB port on your computer and should be shipping in August.

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Deliciously Detailed Star Wars Droids

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 2, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Real Action Heroes Star Wars R2-D2

Medicom Toy is one of the cooler Japanese hobby companies which has an beautiful series of super realistically rendered figurines known as Real Action Heroes. This series is based upon well known licensed media properties and in the past they’ve put out figures for everything from Dragonball Z to Indian Jones. And they have just branched into Star Wars — shown above is the Real Action Heroes #494 Star Wars R2-D2 and shown below is the Real Action Heroes #493 Star Wars C-3PO: Read more…

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The Return of the Kubrick

Posted by Michael Pinto on Mar 4, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Kubrick Star Wars DX Series 1

As a Star Wars fanboy I’m quite impressed with the level of detail in this Kubrick Star Wars DX Series 1 which is based on Return of the Jedi. Featured in the set are Luke Skywalker as a Jedi Knight, C-3PO & Salacious B. Crumb, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Amanaman the bounty hunter, Bib Fortuna and extra parts to build a Jabba the Hutt! These goodies will be shipping around the end of June however pre-orders are already being accepted. Read more…

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RD-D2 Will Give You Shiny Hair

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 16, 2009 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

STAR WARS Shampoo Bottle Set

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away the fanboys (and fangurls) all had dirty hair! Although sadly I think that most fans who will purchase the Star Wars Shampoo Bottle Set will be afraid to ruin the collectors value by actually using the hair cleaning substance within: Read more…

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This R2-D2 Unit Includes Accessories

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 9, 2009 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Star Wars R2-D2 Statue

The two things that caught my eye about this Star Wars R2-D2 Statue is that not only includes eight attachable accessories (a periscope scanner, gripper, and a saw just to name three), but given the fact that it’s at a 1:6 scale size it looks like the perfect toy for modding! Although faint-at-heart may think twice about kitbashing this droid as the asking price is about $160 and it is a limited edition.

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This R2-D2 Unit Knows When Your Cubicle is Too Dry

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 24, 2009 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

R2-D2 USB Humidifier

It’s gets very dry on the planet Tatooine — and that’s why this special R2-D2 unit has been converted into a handy humidifier! Frankly for a USB trinket this goodie is pretty impressive — you can store up to 8 ounces of water in the body of this droid. And best yet R2-D2 doesn’t require any batteries, you can run the device just on the power of your USB port (admit you didn’t want to waste that port on something dumb like a backup hard drive anyway!). Read more…

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Dagobah Sure is Strange Place…

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 4, 2009 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

From 1981 (well this commercial aired in 1982, but you know what I mean) comes this spot for the Kenner’s Yoda and R2-D2 sensor-scope action figures from the Empire Strikes Back collection. As why poor Luke Skywalker and poor old Obi-Wan Kenobi don’t get a mention at the end of the advert I don’t have a clue. Although with some research I did discover that some lucky kids from this era could actually get a Dagobah action playset if they didn’t want to get dirty in the backyard: Read more…

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R2-D2 Falls in Love with a Fire Hydrant on Sesame Street

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jun 7, 2009 in Star Wars

This humorous segment of one of two episodes from Sesame Street in 1980 that feature C-3PO and R2-D2 (scene 4 of episode 1396 to be exact). Other scenes featured Bob singing about the alphabet with the droids (and of course some kids to help out).

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Has Star Wars Gone to Your Head? Put R2-D2 On Top of Things!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jun 7, 2009 in Star Wars

R2-D2 beanie hat

From a long time ago from a galaxy far far away comes this R2-D2 beanie hat which I discovered on Etsy. The hat is designed by Babbidge Patch which makes all sorts of wonderful scarves and hats that are slightly less sci fi themed although ever so cute. Read more…

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Got a Crush on R2-D2?

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jun 7, 2009 in Star Wars

R2-D2 crushed into a cube on a t-shirt!

Who could ever forget the trash compactor scene on the Death Star? Of course R2-D2 wasn’t in that scene, but this clever t-shirt shows the “after” shot if that was the case. The t-shirt is designed by Glennz Tees and available at ThinkGeek.

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Sneeze in Star Wars Style as R2-D2 Protects Your Tissues

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 21, 2008 in Star Wars

R2-D2 Roll Tissue Cover

You’ll have to modify your tissues to work with this Japanese R2-D2 Roll Tissue Cover, but being able to blow your nose in fanboy style makes it worth the effort!



I Don’t Know: There’s Something Fishy about this R2-D2 Unit…

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 10, 2008 in Star Wars

The R2-D2 Aquarium

“We’ll be sent to the spice mines of Kessel or smashed into who-knows-what!” This R2-D2 until looks like the “who-knows-what” part of that description:

The R2-D2 Aquarium

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