Archive for the ‘R2D2’ Category

Youngling graduation present

February 10, 2009

Don’t oversleep and miss the droid army’s invasion of Naboo, program your astromech droid to project the time and beep himself silly with this. The legs move and everything.  Wow!

Wake up Porkins

Wake up Porkins

I have tested one of these for the past couple of months now and can report that the projector thing is top notch, but not all that useful as it only comes on when the alarm goes off and Artoo is bleating for Threepio, and I’m frantically trying to find the button to shut him up.

The LCD clock display is pointless as its not backlit and so small you’d need to be into  robophilia and therefore have it on the pillow next to you.

But to Artoo’s credit I’ve not been late since he’s been sweeping the area for intruders, and it is a step up from the generic alarm clock previously entrusted with the galaxy’s saviour.

Available from Firebox as well as many other online emporiums


The Ultimate Star Wars Gadget

February 3, 2009

This one is quite old, but it really is the pinnacle of colliding Star Wars with gadgetdom.  Who cares how much it costs (a lot), who cares how often you trip over it and who cares what the opposite sex will make of it.  Gimme gimme gimme

Ha ha. “Some sort of battleship”

With more features than you can shake a lightsabre at, can you afford to live without it?

Available from  If you get one, let me know.

Lets get the ball rolling then

February 2, 2009

I have to confess, this beauty was probably the decider that made up my mind to start this blog.  Who on earth thought up the idea of crossing Star Wars with a water bottle.  I know there are normal water bottles branded with Star Wars (my son has one) but this is on a whole new plain of outlandishness.

Looks to be  for the Japan market only, but as it happens, I will try to get a colleague based in Japan to get me one because my usual, plain & boring water bottle seems to have developed a leak.

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Available from Japan only at the moment.  Shame.