You could sit around all day and argue about who the best character from Star Wars is, but as far as merchandising goes. There is one clear winner. R2 has had more toys and gadgets made in his likeness than anyone. And so let’s celebrate by taking a look at just 10 of our favorites.
This R2-D2 trash above might seem like disrespect to the little droid, but let’s face it, there is no more awesome trash can in existence. Period. Anyway, it’s probably what Jawas use too. $159.99 from Thinkgeek.
This Star Wars R2-D2 Junior Inflatable Floating Pool Chair is the perfect way to bring R2 with you to the beach or in the pool and you can’t help but feel safe in his gentle arms as he holds you. If only he alerted you to sharks in the area. This one’s just $8.84 from Amazon.
This R2-D2 Back-Buddies Backpack is soft and cute as a button since it looks all pillow-like. But the part is that you can have a soft droid on your back who will hold all of your important stuff. $41.79 from Teamontop.
And since you’re collecting all of these cool droid toys, you are going to want a droid to help you save up to more more. That’s where the R2-D2 Figure Bank comes in handy. This Oluf Hartvigson sculpt measures about 11-inches tall and the detail is super nice. $18.99 from Entertainment Earth.
These droid headphones put R2’s domes over your ears. They were probably made by Jawas, but I’m guessing they will fit you and I too. $49.90 from Coloud.
This little droid is nothing but trouble. Just ask C-3PO. In this case it’s R2 starring in the Trouble board game. He’s in trouble and needs your help. Great new take on the classic game. Only $18.50 from Amazon.
The Star Wars R2-D2 Ultra Mini Bobble Head is 3-inches tall, will bob up and down and keep you company on the dashboard of your X-Wing fighter or at your desk. It’s $6.99 from Entertainment Earth.
Is this not the coolest MP4 player ever? Music and a robot. This thing spells win all over. Load up the Star Wars soundtrack and you are all set. This one is $44.99 from Toys R Us.
Christmas is almost here and that means nutcrackers. Forget the usual holiday themes. Let a droid bust your nuts. Robots are supposed to do all of the work anyway. $25.65 from Amazon.
R2 is ready to chill your drink with these Star Wars R2-D2 Ice Cube Trays. This droid does it all. And yet he remains chill. I’m gonna get me a nice glass of R2-D2 root beer now. $9.99 from Thinkgeek.