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Interactive R2D2
« on: November 24, 2002, 04:33 PM »
Well I got my Interactive R2D2 from the US. This thing is big. They have started to show up at TRU & retail for $179.99 CDN.
16" high by 9" wide & 21" in diameter.
Requires 4 AAA & 4 D size batteries.

It takes some time getting use to the commands. Once I got him going I was amazed at what it could do. Lets just say he beeps & clicks.  ;)

I had him moving around on the kitchen floor. He does move well on rugs but I have cats & the cat hairs I am afraid will get caught in the legs. Best to stay on a smooth surface. I had him going in circles & bumping off walls.

As for commands, he responds very well. I mention SW names, eg: Luke, C-3PO, Han, & he reponds with beeps & clicks. His head turns also. When I mention Darth Vader, he freaks out by screaming  & starts playing the Imperial march. Jabba was a gas & Jawa, well he went balistic. Princess Leia was nice & he played a phrase in her voice. I had him playing the Cantina music but I cannot remember how I did that. I have to try more commands & find the hidden ones that I have heard about. He does shake his head back & forth as to saying no to certain things.

The commands must be done in a certain order for the proper responce. When I have more free time, I will keep you posted.

If others have this R2 unit, please post with your reviews on this very well made & fun Automaton.



 

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Re:Interactive R2D2
« Reply #1 on: December 3, 2002, 07:31 PM »
That sounds pretty cool. Maybe I'll get one for Christmas. :)

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Re:Interactive R2D2
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2002, 10:28 PM »
Thank you for letting us know what he can do.  It sounds like you are having fun with him.

I'm afraid it's too expensive right now.  I hope after the hustle and bustle of Christmas I can find one for a reasonable price ($40.00).  Then I will be able to afford one for my son!  ;)

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Re:Interactive R2D2
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2002, 10:51 PM »
Well if you get one, here's another hidden song.
Credit goes to yakface.com for this:

So here is the Fifth Song Easter Egg for the Interactive R2D2, thanks to Wes for the input, as well as all the others.
Use these commands...
Behave Yourself
Speak Up
Speak Up

R2D2 will then play the Star Wars main theme.

Well I'll tell you, I read this & turn R2 on. I gave him the commands. Ha Ha, it works.
His head start's turning back & forth, his light beam is blinking & he does play the Star Wars theme. He even has a little clicks & his personal scream in it.

When you give him a command, you have to wait for him to respond before you give him another command & so forth.

Still working on other commands.


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Re:Interactive R2D2
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2002, 11:54 AM »
Please post some pics of your R2... Gosh I want one of these so bad its pathetic.

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Re:Interactive R2D2
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2002, 09:28 PM »
My camera is not that great. Here is a picture of R2 that I took.



I put my beat up carded ROTJ Boba Fett next to it for size comparison.

« Last Edit: December 21, 2002, 09:37 PM by DSJ »

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Re:Interactive R2D2
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2002, 11:07 PM »
GREAT NEWS - My mom let me open my second best present, and its an INTERACTIVE R2D2!!!!!

Man, this guy is a funny one. Sometimes he plays and dances, other times he wont even acknowledge me..... right now he's looking around (running into my chair as we speak, lol).

Pics in a second!

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Re:Interactive R2D2
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2002, 12:23 AM »
That's one long second.  ;D

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Re:Interactive R2D2
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2002, 08:01 AM »
Sorry! Got carried away last night, finally got him to do all the songs. :) Today I'll program him to walk around the christmas tree, not sure if im up to that though.

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Re:Interactive R2D2
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2002, 02:55 PM »
Make sure he does not walk into the tree.
One word: Timberrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.   ;D

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Re:Interactive R2D2
« Reply #10 on: January 7, 2003, 11:40 AM »
Well now thwt has to be the looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooogest second in history.  ;D

If you ever get the chance, try this trick:
Say light beam, then tap on head 3 times, game mode, dance program.

I'm not saying what he will do but you will like it.  ;)   ;D


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Re:Interactive R2D2
« Reply #11 on: January 7, 2003, 11:49 AM »
I tapped on his head and all, but it did the same thing as when i didnt.... what's the difference?

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Re:Interactive R2D2
« Reply #12 on: January 7, 2003, 12:40 PM »
R2 has to respond to a command.
Say Hey R2, he will click, then say light beam, he will click twice & he will turn his light on.
Then tap him on his head 3 times. Say game mode, he will click, then say dance program. He will then go wild.  ;D
Works everytime for me.  :)

Try it & LMK what happens.  ;)

I'll check back later to night when I get up.
I go    now.

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Re:Interactive R2D2
« Reply #13 on: January 7, 2003, 06:18 PM »
Did it, same response... Just does the same thing as when u dont tap him on the head.

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Re:Interactive R2D2
« Reply #14 on: January 7, 2003, 07:56 PM »
What responce are you getting?