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

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:13 pm
by Solo
It may or may not be a secret that I am what certain psychologists might describe as obsessed with R2D2. I'm inclined to disagree, but you can decide for yourself. This is my collection as of a few years ago and it's only expanded since then. What can I say? I like the design of the droid and Artoo is a great character... and look at all that crazy fun things they've made!

Anyways, the time has come to throw down the gauntlet again.
I present an open challenge to the people of this forum to find an R2D2 item that I have not seen.
I'm not really talking about custom pieces, but rather miscellaneous products available to the public at one time or another. This is not a contest either - I'm doing this for fun. But if you find something that is just too cool, and I end up getting one, I'll send you something as a token of my appreciation. ;)

Also, Vintage stuff is lame. Don't even bother unless it's super obscure or undeniably cool. ;)

Go! XD

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

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:43 pm
by Jettbacca
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1112/326 ... b51d89.jpg

An R2 aquarium. Pretty awesome, huh? Just $100.

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

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:45 pm
by Solo
Heh, old news, an no where near worth $100 :lol:

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

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:20 pm
by TheThrasher
How about the R2 Laundry Hamper?

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

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:24 pm
by Solo
I have the other version without the giant logo on the bottom. Because, you know, that's just tacky. ;)

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

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:33 pm
by The Brain
Not sure if someone posted this a long time ago, or if you already had it (I'm never going to browse 4 pages of R2-D2 merchandise in order not to double up), but an R2-D2 minifridge?

Ice, ice babay!

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

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:42 pm
by meeotch
I don't think that this counts, because it's not actually decorated to look like Artoo, but your fridge reminded me of Bar2-D2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuxkuzXUl0k

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

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:48 pm
by The Brain
:shock:

That...was...amazing! Even if it's not R2 related enough, it certainly looks like something that would be found in something like the Mos Eisley Cantina.

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

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:54 pm
by BigBenKenobi
I knew that R2-D2 boombox would give Don that warm and fuzzy feeling on the inside after it was posted :p . If I come across anything, I'll post it.

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

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:16 pm
by The Brain
Alright, got a few more things. Again, not sure if they're in Don's original list or not.

We have:

R2-D2 toilet paper cozy--one of the tasks he performs more reluctantly. ;)

R2-D2 speakers--very detailed, I like how it works.

R2-D2 salt and pepper shakers--I bet he's seen this, though.

And I would post the cookie jar, but I vaguely remember seeing that in your Flickr pages. Any new ones here?

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

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:23 pm
by Solo
All of those are old news, though that minifridge isn't the one I've seen mentioned lately. It's an older more rarer one.

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

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:09 pm
by Brickoholic
Jettbacca wrote:http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1112/3265415670_ae0eb51d89.jpg

An R2 aquarium. Pretty awesome, huh? Just $100.


LOL I would totally buy that if I had fish ...

Yea I'm an R2 fanatic as well. I actually have an R2 on my keychain and I very tempted to buy Ahsoka's Jedi Starfighter just for that new astromech ... and then throw out Ahsoka and use the pieces for spare parts.

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

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:56 pm
by Azaghal
Do you have an Estes R2-D2 Model Rocket?

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

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:52 am
by Solo
Yup, with matching launch controller too!

I'm thinking you new guys are under the impression this was an easy challenge? ;)

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

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:13 am
by LEGOscum
Solo wrote:as obsessed with R2D2.


So obsessed that you forget the hyphen between the 2 and the D :lol:

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

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:59 am
by Solo
R2D2 is a common and acceptable way to refer to the droid. So bugger off. :p

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

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:17 am
by bigospedros
Solo wrote:I'm thinking you new guys are under the impression this was an easy challenge? ;)


I'm thinking you should update your Flickr account to reflect more accurately your collection ;) Also, perhaps a list of the ones you know of but don't want to spend the cash to buy (mostly understandably). Then it'd be a fair game ;)

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

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:15 am
by onions
you've probably seen this before since it's an old product, but since i'm asian i feel obligated to post the R2-D2 soy sauce bottle. i just noticed that site has a pepper mill too. oh and a usb hub

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

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:59 am
by LEGOscum
Solo wrote:R2D2 is a common and acceptable way to refer to the droid. So bugger off. :p


Acceptabel to a Trekkie maybe ;)

Buggering off sir!

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

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:32 am
by Solo
Seen it Ace. ;)