This R2-D2 Hangs Out In Your Fridge And Reminds You Not To Waste Energy

The Force Awakens may not be out for another 9 months, but I think we might have reached peak 'weird Star Wars' tie-in merch: This tiny little R2 sits in your fridge and furiously beeps at you if you leave the door open too long. It's also meant to single people feel less lonely, too! » 3/11/15 1:00pm 3/11/15 1:00pm

Holy Droids, We Need This Adorable R2-D2 Handbag

Etsy, the site chock-filled with wonderful and useful and cool things you never knew you needed (but now know you really do need), has done it again. Witness this incredible bag, crafted of felt in the very image of R2-D2. Well-done, artisans of Moscow-based Krukrustudio. » 2/06/15 9:45am 2/06/15 9:45am

This R2-D2 Doesn't Project Princess Leia - He Projects A Keyboard

Projected Keyboards have been around for a very long time, and yet they still have the 'It's the fuuutuuuure' vibe for me even though I realise they're probably not the most practical solution. The practical side of my brain shuts off when it's R2-D2 projecting the keyboard though! » 1/03/15 5:00pm 1/03/15 5:00pm

This Swanky R2-D2 Figure Can Pop An Astromech Wheelie

It's hard to do much with an R2-D2 figure at this point - I mean, after all, it's not like you've got much to go on outside of making it really detailed and pretty. But Kaiyodo have managed to one-up every other toy R2 by making one that can POP DROID WHEELIES LIKE A BADASS. » 12/28/14 9:00am 12/28/14 9:00am

The R2-D2 Stein Is The Ultimate Astromech Drinking Receptacle 

This isn't the first time R2 has been turned into a cup, but this new stein certainly might just be the coolest version. Who doesn't want their own beverage-filled Astromech? » 12/22/14 11:00am 12/22/14 11:00am

My Three-Year-Old Just Wrecked Star Wars for Me

My younger son and I have ongoing and endless discussions about Star Wars, the principal folktale in which he finds meaning. When his brother was around the same age, he demanded that I tell him and re-tell him the story of the Three Little Pigs. This one waits for a pause in the dinner conversation every day, then… » 12/09/14 5:30pm 12/09/14 5:30pm

Let's Take A Deep Look At The Droid In The New Star Wars Trailer

Look, there's no point in trying to act all cool: we're all pretty excited about the new Star Wars trailer. Our pals at iO9 did a great scene-by-scene breakdown of it, but I want to focus on just one bit of important hardware seen in the trailer — that fast little droid with the spherical body. » 11/28/14 9:12pm 11/28/14 9:12pm

R2-D2 spotted in Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Wars droid R2-D2 made a cameo in the 2009 Star Trek movie, which left some fans wondering if the little guy made it into Star Trek Into Darkness. Now that the film is out on home media, R2-D2 has been spotted. Hi there! » 9/08/13 9:30am 9/08/13 9:30am

15 Scifi Mockumentaries That Will Leave You Questioning Reality

Yes, we're still disappointed that we didn't get a World War Z mockumentary. After all, science fiction and horror lend themselves quite well to the faux-documentary format. So we're kicking back with 15 speculative mockumentaries, from a silly Star Wars lark to an earnest look at Britain on the eve of nuclear war. » 6/30/13 7:00am 6/30/13 7:00am

This amazing R2-D2 cake can project a holographic Leia

This incredible — and edible — version of everybody's favorite Astromech droid can actually project Princess Leia's holographic message to Obi-Wan. I just hope whoever received the cake didn't accidentally eat the Death Star Plans hidden inside, because otherwise the Rebellion is gonna be screwed. » 6/20/13 9:45am 6/20/13 9:45am

The R2-DD2 is the bra you've been looking for

Move over, Pokébra, there's a new nerdy way to keep those mammaries contained! Behold the R2-DD2 bra, created by Seamster over at Instructables. Not only does it lift and separate, it contains authentic astromech lights and sounds! Click the video to see the bra in action (so to speak). » 3/29/13 12:20pm 3/29/13 12:20pm

With this Droid, I thee wed: an R2-D2 engagement ring

We've seen all manner of geeky engagement rings, from Starfleet insignias to companion cubes to TARDISes. But what sort of ring do you get for the Star Wars devotee in your life? One man designed an R2-D2-inspired engagement ring sure to send his girlfriend into happy beeps and whistles. » 11/10/12 10:30am 11/10/12 10:30am

Behold a 1970s Italian comic depicting an orgy starring C-3PO and R2-D2

Artoo and Threepio were never saddled with smoldering romantic subplots, so it makes sense that they'd schedule their RAM jams off-screen. And indeed, the 1975-1979 Italian adult comic book Cappuccetto Rotto boasted this cover showing the droid duo in the midst of group amore. Lest we not forget, C-3PO is used to this… » 9/10/12 4:25pm 9/10/12 4:25pm

Vancouver's Finest R2D2 Art Installation

Albotas just featured this piece of awesome street art, created in 2010 in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. Wheat paste is good for a lot of things, including (apparently) turning doors into giant representations of one of the most noble space robots of all time. » 8/07/12 7:40am 8/07/12 7:40am

This little boy and his drivable R2-D2 robot will make you misty-eyed

Seven-year-old Matthew Grammer, who is undergoing chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia had a simple request to the Make-A-Wish Foundation — he wanted to become R2-D2. » 2/17/12 11:35am 2/17/12 11:35am

Man builds 19-foot-tall model of Apollo 11 out of 120,000 LEGO bricks

Every now and again the internet has the capacity to blow our dinky craniums to smithereens — this happens to be one of those moments. Some unplaceable Herculean conviction drove LEGO architect Ryan McNaught to build a 5.76-meter-tall recreation of the Saturn V rocket used for Apollo 11 out of 120,000 plastic bricks. » 1/12/12 9:20pm 1/12/12 9:20pm

R2-D2 is scared he has whooping cough

You may be familiar with the surreal anti-smoking PSA starring Artoo and Threepio and the drunk driving spot which takes place on Mos Eisley (Bea Arthur would take your keys away). But infinitely less lauded is this spot, where Artoo is afraid he suffers from whooping cough. Silly droid, he didn't ask Santa for an… » 11/13/11 1:00pm 11/13/11 1:00pm

Are you as tall as a Dalek? Consult this 7-foot-tall science fiction…

Yesterday we discussed at what age it's appropriate to allow your children to watch darker science fiction classics. And once your kids get over their fear of Spock's eyebrows, you can chart their height on this nifty poster. » 3/29/11 7:30am 3/29/11 7:30am

Watch a confused C-3PO and R2-D2 trespass in an UK electronics store

Today a new TV spot debuted in the UK showcasing C-3PO and R2-D2 going absolutely bonkers in a Currys/PC World department store. The droids encounter a rude vacuuming robot, and yes, that is Anthony Daniels doing Threepio's voice. » 10/23/10 3:45pm 10/23/10 3:45pm

The amazing R2D2 pumpkin, from the creator of the Death Star pumpkin!

This is one astromech droid that will keep you flying. This incredible R2D2 pumpkin is the work of Noel Dickover, the undisputed champion of science-fiction pumpkin carving who gave us the Death Star pumpkin. And check out pumpkin Darth Vader! » 10/18/10 3:00pm 10/18/10 3:00pm