Lucasfilm R2-D2 iPhone Case Coming Soon

My wife and I are huge fans of Star Wars. Anytime the movies are replayed on Spike, we all tune in and lose a few hours in the force. I personally don’t hate the first three (I-III) as much as most people, even though they are difficult to follow at times, so I’ll watch them all. One of my favorite characters is the fun little droid, R2-D2.

Lucasfilm has plenty of Star Wars accessories available, and now they’re taking pre-orders on a new iPhone 3G and 3GS case, with the R2-D2 pattern on the back. This is most likely because of the Verizon Droid 2 with R2D2 badging, coming out later this year. Regardless of the motivation, I think this one is going to sell like hotcakes.

Of course, it looks like it has a few flaws. I’m not a huge fan of the front of the case, as it looks a bit odd and disjointed. The back is what it is – R2-D2. Hopefully they will iron out a few of the kinks before this thing gets produced. Until then, I guess we’ll just have to wait and find out on our own.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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