Cracking Open Hasbro's R2-D2 Interactive Astromech Droid

Kindly tell all the King's Horses and his men that we shall not require their services.

He's back and he works! Nary a single piece missing, either.

After playing with R2 for a while, I highly recommend him. He's very responsive and full of personality. It's like having a dog that doesn't need to be fed, but it won't be able to save you if you're ever trapped in a burning house.

John Lee is a consultant specializing in design and illustration and a freelance technical writer. You can visit his Web site at