Check out this article on MTV.com that takes a look at a "real" R2-D2 unit created by the Bay Area Artoo Builders Group.
"Wired visited with the Bay Area Artoo Builders Group for a look at their fully functioning R2-D2 replicas (X-Wing Fighter not included). Maybe they’re not functional enough to navigate a starship, but the top-mounted dome swivels, the periscope rises, all manner of lights flicker, panels open and more. There’s even a panel with a built-in fire extinguisher! The $10K minimum cost is a factor, but being a fanboy often comes with a heavy price."
Check out the full article here and see the video below.
Rebelscum Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Patch Posted By Philip on November 25, 2014: Thanks to everybody that ordered patches. I sent a check for $1,600.00 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation on Monday. While it's not as much as I hoped for, it's still very much appreciated. They will remain for sale in the store for anybody that still wishes to purchase them. Details after the jump.