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Artists use R2-D2 as a canvas to create jaw-dropping art
How do you say ‘remix’ in droid?
What’s better than a homage to everyone’s favorite Star Wars droid?
A whole gallery full of them, of course.
When they’re not making collectible figurines for geeks to enjoy, toy manufacturer Sideshow has an artistic side. It recently invited an impressive array of artists—”over 90 friends and fans”—to remix and reimagine the iconic design of R2-D2 for its new mini-droid figurine exhibit, “R2-Me2.”
The results range from amusing to “woah,” and the best part is that there are nearly a hundred of them. Check out some of our favorites from the convention floor:
The fine folks at Sideshow Collectibles asked artists to re-imagine everyone’s favorite cylindrical astromech #droid during the #StarWars Celebration in Anaheim, CA, using the hashtag #R2ME2. The results include colorful mashups with other pop culture heroes and brooding hulks of robot sorrow. This one, by Dave Kawano, blends some #AdventureTime flair. See the rest on sideshowtoy.com. (via @neatorama) #r2d2 #art #robots #toys
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Though the hits of the show mixed other pop culture icons (like the Doctor Who Dalek shown above), as you can see from the gallery, sometimes it’s just about getting creative…
Or going full-on Dieselpunk…
Or turning your favorite R2 unit into a killer George Foreman.
Aja Romano is a geek culture reporter and fandom expert. Their reporting at the Daily Dot covered everything from Harry Potter and anime to Tumblr and Gamergate. Romano joined Vox as a staff reporter in 2016.