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[[Image:r2d2cover.jpg|left|frame]]The '''R2-D2 Interactive Astromech Droid''' is one of [[Creature Labs|Creature Labs']] odder productions. Released in [[history#2002|September 2002]] by '''Hasbro''', this 15 1/2" droid is almost half the original size of the droid in the ''Star Wars'' movies. The droid is not a cheap knockoff - it uses sonar to detect obstacles and has proper tracked movement; it also responds to set voice commands to move around and patrol areas, and while it does not share the AI of games in the [[Creatures series]], it can play a number of games (e.g. "laser tag", "room guard", "spin the droid"). It was designed (on the CL side) by Dr [[Dave Keating]] and [[Charles Garcia Tobin]].
 
[[Image:r2d2cover.jpg|left|frame]]The '''R2-D2 Interactive Astromech Droid''' is one of [[Creature Labs|Creature Labs']] odder productions. Released in [[history#2002|September 2002]] by '''Hasbro''', this 15 1/2" droid is almost half the original size of the droid in the ''Star Wars'' movies. The droid is not a cheap knockoff - it uses sonar to detect obstacles and has proper tracked movement; it also responds to set voice commands to move around and patrol areas, and while it does not share the AI of games in the [[Creatures series]], it can play a number of games (e.g. "laser tag", "room guard", "spin the droid"). It was designed (on the CL side) by Dr [[Dave Keating]] and [[Charles Garcia Tobin]].
  
The toy received pretty good reviews and was popular with buyers, but the line has now been discontinued. As of 2005 they appear to be only available on eBay (~$60-$300 depending on condition).
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The toy received pretty good reviews and has been popular with buyers. The line has been reissued a number of times, and is still available at some retail outlets.
  
 
[[SteerPike]] has also made an [[R2D2 (COB)|R2-D2]] COB.   
 
[[SteerPike]] has also made an [[R2D2 (COB)|R2-D2]] COB.   
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.hasbro.com/r2droidfactory/ Official R2-D2 Droid Factory]
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*[https://wayback.archive.org/web/20040210212943/http://www.hasbro.com/r2droidfactory/ Official R2-D2 Droid Factory]
*[http://www.artoodetoo.com/HTML/R2-D2%20-%20Interactive%20R2-D2%20Review.htm Two] [http://www.mastercollector.com/articles/reviews/review101402.shtml reviews] of R2-D2.
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*[https://wayback.archive.org/web/20030211225917/http://www.artoodetoo.com/HTML/R2-D2%20-%20Interactive%20R2-D2%20Review.htm Two] [https://wayback.archive.org/web/20021031040613/http://www.mastercollector.com/articles/reviews/review101402.shtml reviews] of R2-D2.
*''[http://news.com.com/R2-D2+battles+with+Robosapien/2100-1041_3-5495562.html?tag=st.rn R2-D2 battles with Robosapien]'' - article about popularity
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*''[http://www.cnet.com/news/r2-d2-battles-with-robosapien/#! R2-D2 battles with Robosapien]'' - article about popularity
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*[http://www.hasbro.com/common/instruct/SW_Interactive_R2D2_Manual.pdf Manual download]
 
[[Category:Miscellaneous]]
 
[[Category:Miscellaneous]]

Latest revision as of 01:10, 5 November 2016

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The R2-D2 Interactive Astromech Droid is one of Creature Labs' odder productions. Released in September 2002 by Hasbro, this 15 1/2" droid is almost half the original size of the droid in the Star Wars movies. The droid is not a cheap knockoff - it uses sonar to detect obstacles and has proper tracked movement; it also responds to set voice commands to move around and patrol areas, and while it does not share the AI of games in the Creatures series, it can play a number of games (e.g. "laser tag", "room guard", "spin the droid"). It was designed (on the CL side) by Dr Dave Keating and Charles Garcia Tobin.

The toy received pretty good reviews and has been popular with buyers. The line has been reissued a number of times, and is still available at some retail outlets.

SteerPike has also made an R2-D2 COB.

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