The world’s – or should I say, the galaxy’s most beloved astromech droid, R2-D2, has just gotten yet another boost to its portfolio of devices and toys that will further enslave the minds and wallets of parents (and Star Wars fans) everywhere, coming in the form of the $59.99 Star Wars R2-D2 Inflatable R/C. Yes sir, can you say that this is the ultimate galactic accessory?
Since this is one R2-D2 that is inflatable, it is a good thing each purchase will be accompanied by a pump for easy inflation, instead of you having to huff and puff your way while roping in the help of a certain Big Bad Wolf. Unfortunately, while you cannot send any kind of holographic messages on this puppy, this inflatable and feisty droid measures over 65cm in height, and has detachable drive units that ensure R2-D2 remains compatible with other Star Wars characters. You can opt to spin it 360 degrees, drive forward, back, turn to both left and right, and get this – in the indomitable spirit of R2-D2, it also boasts of a self-righting system that ensures it remains upright even when knocked over or driven down stairs. Up to 3 units can be driven at once for some R2-D2 mayhem at home, and the handset requires a single 9V battery, while the drive unit runs not on lightsaber crystals, but a quartet of AA batteries.
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Star Wars R2-D2 Inflatable R/C