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Star Wars 94254 R2-D2 Interactive Astromech Droid, 17.1 x 11.7 x 11.5-Inch
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- Responds to voice commands Reacts to famous Star Wars characters, plays multiple games, holds beverages, can find and follow you, moves along on its own
- Comes with light beam, extendable utility arm and special secret features
- In Game mode, R2 plays multiple games and spins, dances and plays music
- Requires 4 "AA" batteries and 4 "D" batteries (sold Separately)
- Age 8 and above
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Celebrate Star Wars 30th Anniversary by inviting this movie-accurate droid into your life. Once the loyal companion to Queen Amdala, this utility droid is programmed to be your devoted helper and friend. Help him get ready to serve you by snapping his steering legs into place and attaching the projector piece to his domed top. You'll need to use a Phillips screwdriver to insert four "AA" batteries and four "D" cell batteries in his side.
More than 15-inches tall, this sophisticated R2-D2 model boasts a secret cargo compartment, a unique swing-down utility arm that's also a beverage holder, a removable sensor scope, a working light beam, sound-processing microphones, and an adaptable droid mood-status indicator. Sonar navigational technology and infrared location sensors help make him one the most advanced droids around.
Take Advantage of Three Interactive Modes
Intergalactic missions will be more fun with a reliable droid at your side. In companion mode, R2-D2 responds to commands like "Go on patrol," "Light Beam," and "Play Message." Star Wars fans are sure to appreciate the accuracy of the messages, which are culled from famous missions he remembers.
You can even ask R2 about friends including Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, Darth Vader, and Jabba the Hutt. He has a different reaction to each name based on his "feelings" for the characters. And if you hit R2 on the head, he'll make irritated beeping sounds and try to move away from you. As you get to know your droid, you'll realize that the noises and motions he makes correspond to his "mood."
In game mode, R2 responds to more complicated commands. He'll act as a sentry to protect your important stuff, dance to cantina music, spin around, or play light tag. The third mode is the most complex. This command mode lets you give pointed directions that control R2's movements. Tell him to turn left and right or go forward whenever you want, or set a preprogrammed course for him to follow.
While R2 responded to simple commands with no problems, we had difficulty getting him to respond reliably to more complex requests. We trust that, like with any voice-operated electronic system, over time it will get easier to produce a wider range of commands that R2 consistently responds to. Until then, his movie-accurate look, the way he responds to simple commands, and the convenient beverage holder make him a fun comrade.
What's in the Box
Droid body, two steering legs, projector piece, telescope piece with sensory array, and an operation manual.
Top Customer Reviews
This ended up being my fault. I read through the directions the next day (why would I do that initially) and found that I had not activated his moving mechanism - the red light on the front - so he could not move, and refused to do a lot of the commands.
Once that was figured out, R2 became a blast to play with. He understands most of the commands on the first try, with the trick being to pause between some of the words and wait for his acknowledgment with his "yes beep".
Being the geek that I am, I would highly recommend this toy for fans of star wars.
I can see this friendship lasting a long time, but I might pick up a second unit just in case R2 goes out on patrol for a pack of smokes and never comes back.
Only two downsides in my opinion - He takes 4 D size batteries and 4 AA size batteries that he can go through fairly quickly. I recommend rechargable batteries. Changing his batteries requires unscrewing a panel on his backside, which can be a bit tedious. If he could be recharged simply by plugging him into an adapter, that would be nice.
The other downside is that he may be easily damaged if small children pick him up and bang him around too much. The instruction manual explicitly warns to NOT let R2 fall down stairs or go outside. Still, in the hands of someone who knows how to be nice to their toys, he will be fine.
Here are a few under-mentioned tips for interacting with and fully enjoying this robot:
Hit him on the head to stop him from doing anything. Yes, he's voice activated, but you will still have to interact with him physically once in awhile to snap him out of funny modes. Followup a tap with a new command or he will return to his previous behavior. Hit him too many times in a row and he'll get mad and scared!
R2 has a hard time moving around in small spaces. His obstacle avoidance skills are top notch, so top notch that in a hallway, for example, he can get trapped between the walls, never finding the narrow path out. I recommend using him in bigger spaces. My apartment living room is barely big enough for him to explore successfully on his own.
He sometimes gets in a mode not mentioned in the command cheat sheets but eluded to in the manual. Say, "game mode," "answer this" and he watches you!Read more ›
We ordered one for Christmas and found him to be practically inoperative. He would constantly lock up his movements, and continually try to reboot. His common response was to shake his head "no" at every command. We found that Hasbro has no tech support nor any way to reach their customer service. After trying R2 for two weeks, we asked Amazon to send a replacement. To their credit, they admitted there was a problem with all their stock and offered an immediate refund.
So I would give this Hasbro 0; Amazon 5 stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's amazing what you can find at the thrift store nowadays! I got this little beasty for $5, and though the little telescoping piece IS missing, it was still totally worth the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Blah
This R2D2 is perfect for the Star Wars fan in your life! The product shipped and delivered on time and came in perfect condition. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
After 10 minutes you will want to beat this R2 Unit to death with your fists. The voice control is so terrible and frustrating. Read morePublished 3 months ago by G. Jones
It didn't work upon arrival although a few hours spent following the instructions. Unfortunately I was a bit late initiating the return (more than 30 days) and it was not... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mats O. Roing
Easy to operate after reading the instructions. I got it for my 3 year old nephew for his birthday. He loves it and is able to command it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J Dutton
So you said it was new, but clearly was not. The box was battered and already opened. Just taped back together poorly. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Valorious Galaxy