FanHome – Star Wars R2-D2 Astromech Droid Subscription Box #1 Review



FanHome is offering a subscription service for their Star Wars R2-D2 Astromech Droid that features LED lights, interactive intelligence, multiple modes and functions. When completed, R2-D2 is half size, made of high-end parts and material. R2-D2 also has his own app that you can download, which activates the interactive features.

Each box includes new PVC figures, magazines and brochures, and through the subscription you will receive free gifts as featured in a poster . The subscription starts at the introductory price of $1.00 for the first magazine and parts, and $7 for the second magazine and parts. Head on over to FanHome for all the details.


  • Rotating metal dome with built-in camera.
  • Two modes of operation: user-directed through an app or ‘AI’ mode with independent movement.
  • Includes speakers and microphones so it can respond to verbal orders and communicate using chirps, whistles and even lights.
  • Camera capable of capturing and storing photos and videos.
  • Projector that can emit messages featuring Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker.
  • Capable of moving and turning like the real droid, with a third support leg for stability.
  • Extendable and foldable arms
  • Hidden spring-activated lightsaber inside the body and sensors to avoid obstacles.
  • Model requires rechargeable batteries (not included)

Thank you to FanHome for providing their Street Fighter Subscription Box #1 for review.

Availability: 2021

The shipment comes in a standard subscription shipping box, with the FanHome logo on the front.


Once opened, you see the brochures on top, such as the introductory letter, and some details about the subscription (see the video above). The brochures give you information about all of the subscriptions being offered, along with images as a preview of what else is available.

The poster opens up and gives you information about the features of this R2-D2 model, including a larger look at it all put together. The back of the poster gives you a look at the free gifts that will be sent out through your subscription of the R2-D2 model, which is part of the overall offerings included in a full subscription.



The first two magazines are included, each with different information about R2-D2 and the brand, including information about robotics and how they got these droids to work in the films. The last few pages of each magazine are detailed instructions about the assembly of each of the parts, including the LED light, and the right leg.



Once put together, the assembly for the first two parts are as shown, as specified in the magazines and explained in much more detail in the video above.

Overall, FanHome has done a fantastic job on these with the overall quality, attention to detail and overall fun of assembly. Subscriptions are available now, so make sure to get in on this and build your Astromech droid. My recommendation would be to subscribe, especially if you are looking to build something fun.