We first learned R2-D2 was coming this fall back at ToyFair. Why they decided to only show this unpainted prototype at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015 is kind of puzzling seeing how in this photo from Toyfair they clearly have a painted version in their possession. Image courtesy of Rebelscum.com.
Inside the Tamashii Nations booth at Celebration Anaheim they had this squatty super cool R2-D2 Egg Attack figure on display. The signage says it is due for release in October 2015. Images courtesy of Rebelscum.com.
After a collectors panel presentation at Celebration Anaheim, Gentle Giant Ltd put their upcoming 2015 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Jumbo Kenner Droids Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) action figure on display for the first time. Click the thumbnails above to have a closer look. Images courtesy of Rebelscum.com.
From time to time, Sideshow Collectibles hosts an exhibit that sees artists transforming one of their figures into a one of a kind work of art. The R2-ME2 exhibit was put up for public display in their booth at Celebration Anaheim and it stopped people dead in their tracks. Follow this link to have a closer look at the entire display at Rebelscum.com!
July 19th 2015 will be Star Wars Day for the Washington Nationals baseball team. Unlike the other theme nights, Star Wars Day will not require the purchase of a special ticket to receive the giveaway, an R2-D2 can koozie for the first 25,000 fans. Nationals chief revenue and marketing officer Valerie Camillo said the Nationals are not celebrating Star Wars Day on the more traditional date of May 4 because the team wanted more kids, who will be out of school by Jul 19, to have the opportunity to experience the event.
Here are some images of what is currently available in most food stores across the US from Kraft. They're running a Star Wars promotion and have several character based branded boxes including R2-D2. Certain stores also have these giant R2-D2 promotional bins made to hold boxes or in most cases the smaller microwavable cups, which are also branded for the promotion.
These Star Wars Xbox One wired controllers feature custom graphics on the center plate, and the Rebel Alliance symbol emblazoned on the handle. They come complete with dual rumble motors, impulse triggers and a 9.8 foot cord. Due to hit retail on April 30th 2015, you can pre-order a set right here.