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 magazines and parts used to build R2-D2, and through the subscription you will receive free gifts as featured in a poster from box #1. 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 #4 for review.
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The shipment comes in a standard subscription shipping box, with the FanHome logo on the front. Inside this box, which is larger than first two, includes some free posters that you can check out in the gallery. Throughout the subscription, they will send along some freebies such as these posters.
Issues 11, 12, 13 and 14 of the 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.
A more detailed look at the assemble of each part of featured in the video above, including a look at the articles inside the magazines.
Issue 11 focuses on R2-D2’s head frame and one new part to that. This box also includes all the screws and the support rod that you’re going to need in the other issues.
Issue 12 focuses on more parts of the head frame, as well as R2D2’s right leg frame that you’re going to put together. This includes the two metal frames in this box, plus two other frames previously offered.
Issue 13 completes the head frame, and you’re also going to assemble the support stand using the rod and other parts included. The support stand is used for the assembly of the head, to make it easier to begin the exterior assembly of the body.
Issue 14 focuses on the head frame and leg components, including the assembly of the center ring (metal parts). The right ankle fittings are also included, and you’re going to be assembling two pieces on each side together. You’re also going to use two additional black screws, but you used all the black screws in the assembly of the support stand, so go back to your left over parts as you should have several black screws left over to use.
Each issue also has different articles that we’ve given you a glimpse of in the video, but for a full read you’ll have to subscribe and start building R2-D2 yourself.
Overall, FanHome has done a fantastic job on these with the overall quality, attention to detail and overall fun of assembly. The articles are well done, informative, and includes tons of information that the core Star Wars fanbase will surely want to read. 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.