The Star Wars R2D2 Bop it
I am a total Star Wars Nerd/Geek. I am not the type of person who constantly talks about Star Wars or Star Wars related subjects in all my conversations. However, I will have a Star Wars movie marathon at least once a month. The same goes for some Star Wars toys out there. I do look to see if there are some toys which I think, ‘That would be okay if the wife will let me have it’ or if can justify to her how much it costs. So when the chance to review a Star Wars toy, which landed on my lap; I wasn’t exactly going to say no. Now this ‘IS’ the Droid ‘YOU’ are looking for! Sorry for the bad pun, but I couldn’t resist. The Star Wars R2D2 Bop it is a toy for all ages.
The Star Wars R2D2 Bop it
The ‘R2D2 Bop It’ is a very cool idea for engaging children of all ages and having family fun. The R2D2 Bop-it has managed to almost convert my daughter to Star Wars toys while also managing play with it non-stop. At one point, my daughter was playing with it more than her own toys. Which is not normal for a girl, but she has been playing with Star Wars toy, so it’s a win-win for her geeky Dad. Just as it says in the box, the voice is supposed to be that of C3P0, although, in my opinion, it doesn’t sound anything like 3PO.
The ‘R2D2 Bop It’ has three zone’s for the user to interact with. The first one is the head. The top part of R2D2’s head starts off the music and is also part beginning rotation. R2D2’s head also twists and is the second action on the rotation list. When the game is not going, twisting R2D2’s head will set the volume level to Low, Medium or High. The final part of the rotation are R2D2’s legs. So, just re-iterate 3PO will then ask for either Bop-it, Twist it or Pull it. The game will get faster and faster, where the user will have less than 0.5 seconds to complete a turn before the next command is given. If the user gets any of the game requests (Bop-it, Twist it or Pull it) wrong, R2 will Scream just like he does in the movie, as if he has blown a fuse. 3PO will then give you your highest score in that game. If the game is not restarted, 3PO will give a 10-second warning, ‘Bop it to Start’. If you fail to start a new a Bop it game, 3PO will automatically put R2 into standby mode.
Single player mode or Two Player Mode
R2 has two players modes, single or a two player mode (Pass it). To change the user mode, pull R2’s legs and 3PO will say which mode R2 is set to, 3PO will announce ‘Single or Pass It. When in two player mode, you both will have to be quick if you are both up for the game. The more sequences you both get right, the faster R2 will become, the higher the score will be at the end.
Where to Purchase The Hasbro R2D2 Bop-it
Amazon.co.uk sell the Hasbro R2D2 Bop-it for around £18, you can View it Here. With the Amazon purchase, batteries are included (2x AAA). Argos also sell the item, although slightly more expensive and the batteries are sold separately (View it Here). So, I would recommend you purchase through Amazon.
I would say this toy is a great little investment for all the family and not just for the hardened Star Wars fan. It is not too expensive and can just sit with the rest of your memorabilia and just out of reach if you just want to keep it safe for the future. This is one toy I am glad I am not too old to play with, even when it comes to playing with my daughter.
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