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54 Interstellar R2-D2 Innovations

From Robot Sidekick Kegs to Sci-Fi Aquariums

— June 28, 2011 — Tech
He may just be an advanced garbage can on wheels, but these R2-D2 innovations prove that the little robot sidekick has mass appeal and his iconic look has been the inspiration for countless odd objects.

For instance, a sculptor by the name Lockwasher has fashioned his own R2-D2 out of an old Heineken keg. Then there's R2-D2 iPhone cases, sneakers, swimsuits and even vacuums. People love R2-D2 so much that students at Minnesota Carleton College even decorated one of their observatories to look like the lovable Star Wars character.

Implications - Consumers can't get enough of themed items as it offers them the option to differentiate themselves from their peers while simultaneously supporting a franchise they love. Corporations looking to add variety to their product lines may consider purchasing licenses to legally incorporate themed design elements.
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Robotic Surgery Board Games
Robotic Surgery Board Games
The Star Wars Operation [R2-D2 Edition] Opens up the Robot Sidekick
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Ridable Star Wars Robots
Ridable Star Wars Robots
Youtube User Dmalford1 Creates a Life-Sized Motorized R2-D2
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Robotic Gizmo Ports
Robotic Gizmo Ports
The R2-D2 USB Hub Uses the Force to Create a Convenient 'Star Wars' Product
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Rockin' Yoda Totes
Rockin' Yoda Totes
The Superb Star Wars Yoda and R2D2 Tote Bags
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Sci-Fi Drink Chillers
Sci-Fi Drink Chillers
Star Wars Ice Cube Trays Put the Force in Your Fridge
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Sci-Fi Robotic Mobiles
Sci-Fi Robotic Mobiles
The Droid 2 R2-D2 Edition Will Satisfy Your Geeky Cell Phone Needs
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Skeletal Droid Drawings
Skeletal Droid Drawings
John Karpinsky Honors the Dead with His Star Wars Day of the Dead Series
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Intergalactic Weddings
Intergalactic Weddings
The R2-D2 & Bonnie Burton Wedding is a Geeky Nuptial Ceremony
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Disco-Dancing Robots
Disco-Dancing Robots
Get Down With These Choreographed R2-D2s
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Combined Character Toys
Combined Character Toys
The Star Wars Muppets Figurines are a Fan's Dream Come True
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Working R2-D2 Robot
Working R2-D2 Robot
Your Own Little Android
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Sci-Fi Listening Gear
Sci-Fi Listening Gear
Prepare to Rock Out With these Star Wars Earbuds
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Mysterious Multifunctional Robots
Mysterious Multifunctional Robots
Robotic Platform by Jarrid Henderson is a Concept to Watch
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Astral Projection Toys
Astral Projection Toys
The R2D2 Planetarium Illuminates Our Galaxy On Your Wall
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Geektastic Talking Toys
Geektastic Talking Toys
Star Wars Plush Dolls are Super Adorable and Can Talk
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Cinematic Vehicles
Cinematic Vehicles
The X-wing Fighter Boxcar Gives the Competition a Pop-Culture Twist
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Make Your Own Paper R2-D2 Mailbox For Free
Make Your Own Paper R2-D2 Mailbox For Free
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'Star Wars' Observatories
'Star Wars' Observatories
Minnesota Carleton College Creates an Oversize R2D2 Observatory
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Robot Remixes
Robot Remixes
R2d2 Mixes the Beats in 'Robots' by Eclectic Method
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Trashy Space Art
Trashy Space Art
Star Wars Art Made of Recycled Garbage
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Steampunked Star Wars
Steampunked Star Wars
SillOf's Workshop
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Star Wars Stamps Coming for the R2D2 Mailbox
Star Wars Stamps Coming for the R2D2 Mailbox
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Wooden Robot Icons
Wooden Robot Icons
The Steampunk R2-D2 Comes from a Galaxy Not So Far Away
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Emotionally Open Robots
Emotionally Open Robots
Paperbeatsscissors' 'Droid Feelings' Serves Up Some Android Hilarity
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Robotic House Heaters
Robotic House Heaters
The R2D2 Wood Burning Stove Warms Using the Force
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Geeky Humidifiers
Geeky Humidifiers
R2D2 USB Humidifier is Perfect for Your Office
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R2-D2 Home Entertainment Robot + Projector + iPod Docking Station
R2-D2 Home Entertainment Robot + Projector + iPod Docking Station
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Singing 'Star Wars' Videos
Singing 'Star Wars' Videos
'Storm Trooper Singin' in the Rain' Busts it Out with Animation
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Naked Sci-Fi Landscapes
Naked Sci-Fi Landscapes
Homer Liwag Brings Star Wars and the Female Anatomy Together
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Iconic Robot Hoodies
Iconic Robot Hoodies
R2-D2 Hoodie is an Easy Way to Dress Up for Halloween
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Intergalactic Audio Blasters
Intergalactic Audio Blasters
These Coloud 'Star Wars' Headphones are Out of This World
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8-Bit Sci-Fi Posters (UPDATE)
8-Bit Sci-Fi Posters (UPDATE)
Michael B. Myers has Created a New Series of Star Wars Pixel Posters
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Sci-Fi Gaming Consoles
Sci-Fi Gaming Consoles
Mark Bongo Creates an R2-D2 Xbox 360 Projector for Star Wars Fans
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Radio-Controlled Mobile Bars
Radio-Controlled Mobile Bars
Finally, a DIY Robot Actually Worth Making
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Star Wars Kitchen Gadgets
Star Wars Kitchen Gadgets
R2-D2 Peppermill
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Mini Star Wars Fridges
Mini Star Wars Fridges
R2D2 Cooler
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DIY Sci-Fi Paper Art
DIY Sci-Fi Paper Art
Shunichi Makino Designs Eco-Friendly Models and Shares the How-To
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Intricate Sci-Fi Portraits
Intricate Sci-Fi Portraits
Daniel Newman's 'Quakerwars' Pays Tribute to Star Wars
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Pac-Manned Pop Culture Icons
Pac-Manned Pop Culture Icons
Martin Refsal Turns Famous Faces Into Pac-Man Ghosts
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Extreme Girly Robot Fans
Extreme Girly Robot Fans
R2-D2 Gets Tons of Love from Female Fans on Flickr
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Star Wars For Posterity
Star Wars For Posterity
Intergalactic Photoshopping Puts Characters In Famous Paintings
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Sketchy Sci-Fi Illustrations
Sketchy Sci-Fi Illustrations
Skottie Young Sketches Star Wars in a Comical Way
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Star Wars Hoovers
Star Wars Hoovers
The R2VAC2 by Agent-Spiff Creates a Spatial Vacuum
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Sci-Fi Robot Games
Sci-Fi Robot Games
The Star Wars Droid Chess Set Pits C-3PO Against R2-D2
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Otherwordly Swimwear
Otherwordly Swimwear
This C-3PO Swimsuit Lets You Hit the Beach in Geeky Style
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Intoxicating 'Star Wars' Tributes
Intoxicating 'Star Wars' Tributes
The 'Beer2D2' Heineken R2-D2 by Lockwasher Rocks
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Robot-Inspired Shoes
Robot-Inspired Shoes
Adidas Originals and Star Wars Fall/Winter 2010 'R2-D2 + C-3PO'
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Sci-Fi Knitting
Sci-Fi Knitting
Star Wars Crafts Take DIY Art To A Gallery Far, Far Away
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Cowboy Sci-Fi Characters
Cowboy Sci-Fi Characters
West Wars Recreates the Star Wars Characters in True Western Style
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Kiddie Jedi Costumes
Kiddie Jedi Costumes
Let Your Child Command the Dark Side With the Darth Vader Halloween Get-Up
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Geeky Cellphone Covers
Geeky Cellphone Covers
The R2D2 iPhone Case is for Diehard 'Star Wars' Fans
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Star Wars Aquariums
Star Wars Aquariums
The R2D2 Fish Tank
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Movie Character Mash-Ups
Movie Character Mash-Ups
The Iron Man R2D2 Merges Two Hollywood Heavyweights
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Sci-Fi Themed Rooms
Sci-Fi Themed Rooms
This Incredible Hawaiian Home Features a Star Wars Home Theater
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