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November 19, 2007

Cool New LEGO Watch
Dustin: Check out this new R2-D2 LEGO watch available at Amazon.com. Here's the description.

" Little ones will harness The Force of creativity with this innovative watch from LEGO that lets them design their own watch and change the pattern often! Sure to please any artist in the making or Star Wars enthusiast, this watch's strap comes in a variety of non-allergenic polycarbonite pieces and interchangeable bezels that click together for a personalized look. The round case features a light blue dial with cool Star Wars graphics and easy-to-read white Arabic-numeral hour indicators and stick minute markers that make telling time a cinch for beginners. Water resistant to 165 feet, this watch is as durable as it is fun. "

There's also a Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Clone Trooper model to choose from. Each watch is priced at $17.99, click here for more.
November 16, 2007
Save Big On Black Friday At Entertainment Earth!
Dustin: Are you ready for big savings with the best deals of the year? Stop by Entertainment Earth before you finish the turkey and save large on some awesome action figures and collectibles! Several items will be available for the sale, but only through the Thanksgiving weekend or while supplies last-- whichever comes first. Be sure to order yours Thursday morning, to get the best deals before it's too late! SALE STARTS THANKSGIVING DAY!
November 13, 2007

Great New R2-D2 T-Shirt
Dustin: Further proof that "Chicks Dig The Dome", Urban Outfitters is now stocking this superfly R2-D2 T-shirt for $28 Republic Credits.
November 12, 2007
A Chorus Line With R2-D2
Dustin: What do you get when you line up 12 voice activated R2-D2's?
November 11, 2007

R2-D2 Birthday Cake!
Dustin: Today is my birthday! My wife took the time to sneak behind my back and use my very own R2-D2 cake pan to make me this delicious R2-D2 cake! Yum!

R2-D2 Halloween Pumpkin
Dustin: Had a friend send me this around Halloween a few weeks back. Very creative wouldn't you say?
October 19, 2007

Lightsaber Ready For Launch
Dustin: R2 delivers the goods...
October 13, 2007

Castaway R2-D2
Dustin: This mysterious R2 unit has been washing up on shores in the Pacific ocean...
October 12, 2007

R-Series Issue Number 3 Now Available
Dustin: The R2 Builders group has this really nice magazine they put out occasionally and they've added a third issue recently it seems. Click here for information on how to obtain a printed copy or just download and view on your PC!

R2-D2 Pepper Mill
Dustin: Have you ever sat in front of a steaming steak and muttered to yourself, "You know Francis, that steak needs some pepper and an R2-D2 pepper mill would be just the right tool to crush those peppercorns!"

Two Star Wars pepper mills made of ABS plastic and measuring 11cm (4.33") tall are on their way to the Japanese market on February 29, 2008. Both hold about 1 oz worth of peppercorns. To crush them, twist R2's dome and flakes of pepper obediently drop from its bottom. Two variants are on offer - a blue and white R2-D2 and a black and gold R2-Q5.

R2-D2 Costume T-Shirt By Junk Food
Dustin: Here's a cool new R2-D2 shirt available at Stylin' Online. It has a pretty hefty price tag of $28, but at least it has a design on each side. Special Thanks to Jim Abell for the heads up!
June 22, 2007

Cool Custom Collectible From Celebration
Dustin: I got this really cool badge set from Rebelscum Forum member "Theropod" at Celebration IV. I love the R2! I'm hoping to do a T-shirt run for sure!
R2-D2 Mailbox Stolen!
Dustin: My buddy Scott C. sent in the following link where an R2-D2 mailbox has been stolen. Apparently the culprits have no idea that it is a FEDERAL OFFENSE. Read about it all right here!
June 14, 2007

Star Wars R2-D2 Speakers
Dustin: The R2-D2 collectibles continue to Rock & Roll...
June 9, 2007
Third Annual Unofficial Star Wars Day At Disneyland
Dustin: The Orange County Star Wars Society will be holding the Third Annual Star Wars Fan Day at Disneyland.
May 13, 2007
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Photo Archive: McQuarrie Concept R2-D2 & C-3PO
Dustin: Rebelscum.com got a special update to their Photo Archive recently. It's the second (and third, I guess) exclusive figures in the McQuarrie Signature Series. From the designs for A New Hope, Concept R2-D2 & C-3PO! These figures will be available later this month at Celebration IV.

Rebelscum.com Ultarama Challenge
Dustin: This weeks contest involves naming all the R2-D2 action figures shown. Think you've got the knowledge to win it all? Click the thumbnail up top for more info on how to enter and win!
April 28, 2007

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Dustin: Special product review!

Celebration IV Exclusive Action Figure Includes R2-D2
Dustin: R2 comes packaged with some other, rather whiney and annoying looking droid...
R2 Builders Return To Celebration
Dustin: Looks like the R2 builders group will be attending Celebration IV in L.A. this upcoming Memorial Day weekend. If you haven't heard of these guys or seen their display up close, you definitely want to stop in and check them out! Click here for more details on the R2 Builders at Celebration IV!

Own A R2-D2 Mailbox
Dustin: Ok, so it might not be exactly a real full sized R2-D2 mailbox, but it's as close as you're gonna get without serving time in the big house. Our good friend Bonnie over at Lucas Online has posted instructions on how you can build a cool papercraft 3-D model of the mailbox. All you need to do is print out the handy PDF they've made available and build your own droid*! Click here for more details and to download the PDF you'll need.

*Oil bath not reccommended for paper droids.

TAC R2-D2 Variation Found
Dustin: From Rebelscum.com:
"Rebelscum reader Joe Macudzinski writes in to alert variation hunters of a purple-hued blast effect he found of R2-D2 while searching for new figures. Although Joe found 4 like this, there's no word if this is an intentional change, or an error similar to the Holographic Obi-Wan Kenobi from last year."

Me & R2
Dustin: I found the R2-D2 mailbox here in Cincinnati and figured I'd get some proof.
March 22, 2007
You Can Draw R2-D2
Dustin: Learn to draw everyon'e favorite Astromech!
March 21, 2007
R2-D2 Mailbox Artist
Dustin: Wanna see how to put R2-D2 on a square mail drop box?
March 16, 2007

R2-D2 Laundry Basket
Dustin: Coming to Japan in August 2007...
The 501st Welcomes R2-D2 To The Neighborhood
Dustin: Dedicated fans help promote new Star Wars postal promotion.
March 15, 2007

R2-D2 Enlisted As Honorary Collector For America?s Mail
Dustin: Two great forces team up for universal appeal...
February 23, 2007
Hasbro 2007 Toy Catalog
Dustin: Check out the new Hasbro catalog for 2007 featuring R2-D2 on the cover!
February 21, 2007

Hasbro's Titanium Figure Line Up Cancelled
Dustin: At San Diego Comic Con last year Hasbro displayed the above Titanium R2-D2 as a future product. However it was recently disclosed at Toy Fair 2007 that the line has not performed very well and is being discontinued just short of the R2-D2 release. So if anyone has a good lead on how I can score the one in the photo above, please drop me a line ;-)
February 11, 2007

Toy Fair 2007: Gentle Giant Star Wars Animated R2-D2 & Yoda Maquette
Dustin: Here's a new maquette coming in 2007 from Gentle Giant featuring our favorite little droid! Click on through for more photos and check out all the great Toy Fair 2007 coverage right here at Rebelscum.com!
January 31, 2007
Episode One Collectors Rejoice!
Dustin: There's now a website dedicated to fans of The Phantom Menace, the collectibles that is...