Pay homage to R2-D2 and one of the most iconic Movie Sagas of all time, Star Wars with this rare, original 1977 'Generation 1' R2-D2 made by Kenner Toy with the date stamped right on it. This amazing piece is part of a very limited collection of vintage toys that feature all the nostalgic childhood favorites from way back when, rediscovered and preserved, to give you back that sense of pride and playfulness.
George Lucas's creation of R2-D2 was influenced by Akira Kurosawa's 1958 feature film The Hidden Fortress (USA release 1962), particularly Tahei and Matashichi, the two comic relief characters that serve as sidekicks to General Makabe. Lucas and artist Ralph McQuarrie also drew inspiration from the robots Huey, Dewey, and Louie from Douglas Trumbull's 1972 film Silent Running.The name derives from when Lucas was making one of his earlier films, American Graffiti. Sound editor Walter Murch states that he is responsible for the utterance which sparked the name for the droid. Murch asked for Reel 2, Dialog Track 2, in the abbreviated form "R-2-D-2". Lucas, who was in the room and had dozed off while working on the script for Star Wars, momentarily woke when he heard the request and, after asking for clarification, stated that it was a "great name" before going back to writing his script.
Protected under plexiglass to keep it looking pristine, ensuring protection while still allowing you to fully appreciate this piece of entertainment history. The customized descriptive metallic plaque, in addition to the detailed finishing add to the elegant and sophisticated, gallery-quality aesthetic.
Complete with a serialized certificate of authenticity, this piece is an exciting investment that will only get better with age. Decorate your home, business or office, with this unique piece of entertainment history!
— Collectible R2-D2 Generation 1 Custom Museum Display
— Product Dimension with Display: 3"L x 3"W x 4.5"H
— Protected in a Removable Custom Plexiglass display
— Customized Descriptive Metallic Plaque
— Collector-Inspired attention to detail
— Includes Certificate Of Authenticity
— Professional packaging for a Safe delivery.
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