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Don Solo's R2 Challenge II - The Tin Can Strikes Back.

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Re: Don Solo's R2 Challenge II - The Tin Can Strikes Back.

Postby onions » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:40 am

i would totally get that sweatshirt. gorram... not on the etsy shop.
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Re: Don Solo's R2 Challenge II - The Tin Can Strikes Back.

Postby Solo » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:05 pm

GIR3691 wrote:New Gentle Giant R2 statue. Spring 2010. Looks pretty sweet, because the arms and little bits are removable.

Pretty sure I saw that at Comic Con last year.
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Re: Don Solo's R2 Challenge II - The Tin Can Strikes Back.

Postby Qzak » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:08 pm

Though this one has been mentioned back when this first started, I came across one of these on Goodwill if anyone is interested:

R2D2 fish tank
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Re: Don Solo's R2 Challenge II - The Tin Can Strikes Back.

Postby GIR3691 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:11 pm

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Re: Don Solo's R2 Challenge II - The Tin Can Strikes Back.

Postby Solo » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:35 pm

It's cheaper to import it through Amiami. edit: strike that, they're sold out. Oh well.
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Re: Don Solo's R2 Challenge II - The Tin Can Strikes Back.

Postby Andi » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:59 am

Don, do you know the USB-Hub R2D2? I discovered it at starwarsshop.com last week. Got it for my dad as birthday present. He always likes R2 most when watching Star Wars, and he needs an USB hub for his laptop.
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Postby Solo » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:31 am

I don't have it, but I've seen it plenty of times.
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Re: Don Solo's R2 Challenge II - The Tin Can Strikes Back.

Postby GIR3691 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:04 am

How about the USB humidifier?

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Postby Solo » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:42 pm

I saw that the other day and lol'd.
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Re: Don Solo's R2 Challenge II - The Tin Can Strikes Back.

Postby GIR3691 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:20 am

To be the intended market for it, you have to:

a) Like R2
b) want a small humidifier
c) not know that humidity is bad for computers

I feel tempted to get one to go with my torture rack Han figure and stealth AT-AT titanium in my "I can't believe that exists" collection.
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Re: Don Solo's R2 Challenge II - The Tin Can Strikes Back.

Postby chris_7086 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:25 pm

How about a copy of the newest star trek movie(http://gizmodo.com/5405276/confirmed-r2 ... -star-trek)?

Or how about an R2-D2 learning laptop(http://www.amazon.com/Oregon-Scientific ... B000R9GAYE)?

Or, how about an R2-D2 bobble buddy( even though he doesn't have a head)(http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/s ... bble-buddy)?

Or, how about a R2-D2 hoodie(http://gizmodo.com/5385783/r2+d2-hoodie ... tout-droid)?

Or lastly, how about this(http://gizmodo.com/5426834/is-this-the- ... ooking-for)?
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Postby Iare Tosevite » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:52 pm

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Re: Don Solo's R2 Challenge II - The Tin Can Strikes Back.

Postby Solo » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:24 pm

Got one Iare. ;) chris_7086: every one of those is old news.
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Re: Don Solo's R2 Challenge II - The Tin Can Strikes Back.

Postby theJudeAbides » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:10 pm

Don,

After looking at that last link from Chris, I got to thinking: Has there ever been an R2 Grille (an actual, functional one) made and marketed? I'd imagine the top "dome" flipping up to reveal the grilling area. It could be either gas or charcoal, but if it was gas, the tank could be stored in the lower part. I'd also think there would be slots (similar to the link) for your different grilling tools (tongs, spatula, etc.). Plus, like the real R2, there would be wheels on legs and torso that would allow you to wheel it around.

I could go searching for this myself, but I figured an R2 expert such as yourself would know if such a thing ever existed. If nothing else, I would have thought that at least one hobbiest would have thought to do this. It doesn't seem like it would be that difficult to do for a person with basic metal-working skills. ;)
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Re: Don Solo's R2 Challenge II - The Tin Can Strikes Back.

Postby Solo » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:03 am

Made and marketed: No. Custom built at least once? Yes. Do I have the picture saved? Sadly no. /shame
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Re: Don Solo's R2 Challenge II - The Tin Can Strikes Back.

Postby JamesBenjamin » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:23 am

At some point in the past (early 80s?) they made an R2-D2 cassette tape player, that also has four (i think?) sound effects buttons to make the standard beeps, boops, woos, and screams that R2-D2 is known for. I've only ever seen one, owned by Jonah Matranga.

When his band split up he did a few years of acoustic shows, with his pre-recorded drums and other things played on the R2-D2. He'd also add the sound effects to be silly. You can catch a few glimpses of R2 in this video, and the sound effects get used a lot starting around 1:45.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYcuonEb0kg

There's also some good shots of it on a poster in the "yard sale" section of his website @ jonahmatranga.com

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Re: Don Solo's R2 Challenge II - The Tin Can Strikes Back.

Postby Solo » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:21 am

That was actually made in the '90s, and I have one. ;)
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Re: Don Solo's R2 Challenge II - The Tin Can Strikes Back.

Postby ThatGuyWithTheBricks » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:36 pm

I build it so you don't have to!
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Re: Don Solo's R2 Challenge II - The Tin Can Strikes Back.

Postby Solo » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:37 pm

I'm pretty sure every one of those has been mentioned in here. ;)
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Postby ThatGuyWithTheBricks » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:46 pm

Lol, okay. There seem to be a lot of R2 mailboxes, too.
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