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This is not a model. This is a full-size Volkswagen Bus that has been given a custom R2-D2 wrap by instructables user mimaki cg60. Using CorelDraw and Photoshop he worked out the design then had the images printed on a vinyl wrap. The layout just works.

It’s the droid every struggling touring band and hippie is looking for.

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Boba In Borderlands

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For May the Fourth, @Borderlands tweeted this great mash-up featuring Boba Fett with an R2-D2 Claptrap.

It’s the work of stain-art, who created it for his friend who loves both Star Wars and Borderlands. I’d say he nailed it.

And just imagine if Artoo’s beeps and boops were translated to Claptrap’s vernacular. Oh man, I would love to see conversations between him and C-3PO!

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The R2-ME2 project is a fantastic look at what happens when talented artists are officially encouraged to kitbash a figure. In this case, a blank prototype of the Sideshow Collectibles Deluxe R2-D2 Sixth Scale Figure. Over 90 artists friends and fans participated, and the results were on display at Star Wars Celebration. I had a chance to check them out and it’s really amazing to see what they came up with.

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There was so much happening at Star Wars Celebration this weekend that it was hard to take everything in. Some of the most amazing moments that happened weren’t in a room packed with people or shown on a huge video screen. Moments like this one, with a little boy in a wheelchair gleefully playing with R2-D2, are really what make these events so incredible. The little boy’s giggles will melt your heart.

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R2-D2 is such a cute little droid, but this video reveals he has quite an attitude problem. Eclectic Method went through all six films and subtitled Artoo bringing out his inner snarky droid. Hey, if you had to spend your days rolling along with Anakin, then you’d probably have an attitude problem, too.

See Also: This Little Bird Chirps And Tweets Like R2-D2

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It’s never too early to let your child pilot a spaceship. That’s especially true if said spaceship only rocks back and forth and can’t actually launch into a dogfight. This Star Wars X-wing rocker by Steve’s Wooden Toys fits the safety bill, and it’s quite the sight. It’s handcrafted from pine, rimu, and macrocarpa woods and features a removable R2-D2 so your kid can take him everywhere.

It was available for sale as of October to New Zealand residents. If you could get the X-wing rocker and make this AT-AT one, you’d have the coolest toys this side of Tatooine.

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revol R2

The Star Wars line of figures by Revoltech gets a new addition in the form of R2-D2.

This little droid is almost 4″ tall, comes with an add-on pull-back action attachment so he can scoot around, and his “eye” light changes color as you turn his head. He also has flexible ankles, which opens up your posing possibilities.

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This is Bluey the budgie and he has been taught a few nifty little tricks by his Star Wars loving owners. Not only does he look like a bird version of R2-D2, he sounds like him, too. They taught him how to make all of the little droid’s chirps and tweets, which likely started off charming and is now driving everyone nuts. That makes him even more like the real thing!

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Star Wars Episode VII

Star Wars VII has wrapped principal photography and, in addition to getting a look at R2 at the wrap party thanks to John Boyega’s Instagram, we have pictures from RPF user Edwardowan that give us another great look how R2 is looking these days. Needless to say, the years have taken a toll.

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This is the carry-on bag every Star Wars fan has been looking for. It’s designed to look like good old R2-D2 but without all the attitude. Features include:

Aluminum, telescoping handle
Two zippers for ease of access during flights
Interior fully-lined with divider (with integrated pocket – 16″ x 7″)
Elastic straps to keep everything in place
Four, 360° wheels for upright rolling in multiple directions
Materials: ABS + PC (good impact and heat resistance), polyester lining
Officially-licensed Star Wars luggage
Dimensions:
Total linear inches: 45″
Shell: 14″ x 20″ x 8.5″
Including wheels and top handle: 14″ x 22.5″ x 8.5″
Inside: 19.5″ x 13.5″
Weight: 5.5 lbs.

Who needs boring luggage when you can tuck this guy into the overhead bin?

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