Your own astromech – R2-D2



If you’ve always wanted your own astromech, it won’t be too much longer to wait. A voice activated R2-D2 will be available next year from Hammacher Schlemmer. It runs on 4 AA and 4 D cell batteries and will sell for ~$120. According to the article it responds to voice commands, can run in “sentry mode” to guard a room (alert if movement), etc…


I thought there had already been one version of this about a year or so ago. Maybe this is an upgraded version? (about 15″ tall so it’s a little bit short for a droid…) It includes sound effects from the movies, will follow you around or play a game of sorts…

I don’t know for $120 I’d prefer it did something else useful like vacuum, or maybe if it were a bit smaller I could get an astromech that would maintain the car while I drove?

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