A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away – the opening line of one of the most famous sci-fi franchises to date will remain etched in the memory of many, and so will its collection of zany characters including the affable astromech droid known as R2D2. Having saved the bacon of Jedi-in-training as well as other good guys in the movies, you would have thought that there is nothing Artoo (as he is affectionately called) can’t do. Well, you might be pretty close with that assertion, especially when Sega Toys introduced the R2D2 Planetarium robot, showing off the night sky with our Milky Way in mind, in addition to a different version that has the Death Star in it. Now how about that for laughs?
Out in Japan later this September, you can be sure that the R2D2 Planetarium, while it won’t be the most accurate version with a Death Star inside, might just be one of the more popular ones out there.
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