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A Voice-Controlled R2-D2 for Christmas?

Posted 29 Nov 2005 at 05:20 UTC by The Swirling Brain Share This

A motorized 15" tall replica voice-controlled R2-D2 Robot is now on sale at Hammacher Schlemmer & Co. for $120. The little guy can understand 40 spoken commands and can play games like tag or be a room sentry. Of course it has the famous R2-D2 beeps and whistles but it also has sound bites from the Star Wars movies and can even dance to the Cantina music. Apparently, it also has games and has special secret features ($109!) that you have to discover for yourself too! For example, say something like "Remember Darth Vader?" and R2 shakes as if he's scared! The reviews of this Hasro robot seem to say it's one of the ultimate sci-fi toys for 2005! Some collector's websites have R2 for up to $400! However, it looks like you can get R2 direct from StarWars.com for about $90!

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