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Tiny remote-controlled R2-D2 is a portable, beeping version of the real thing
Who needs the Force when you can use a lightsaber remote control?
If you’ve always wanted to own a droid but weren’t sure you had the space for one, this tiny R2-D2 toy might be just what you need. Takara Tomy‘s Star Wars toy, which goes on sale in August for $30, is small, charges quickly, and can be controlled using a lightsaber remote.
The miniature R2-D2 sits about an inch tall and can apparently move for 40 seconds on just a 10-second charge. The lightsaber controller also conveniently acts as the toy’s charger. Not only does R2-D2 move, but his dome swivels as well, and he sports many of his iconic movie sound effects.
Takara Tomy, a Japanese toy company, displayed the product at this month’s International Tokyo Toy Show. Check out R2-D2 in action at the show.
Lisa Granshaw reports on pop culture and geek fashion and is the founder of GeekFold. You can find her work on Syfy, Boing Boing, and Geek and Sundry.