This Star Wars Electronic R2D2 Review is part of the new Hottest Toys for Kids series that I will be sharing here on Saving Dollars and Sense that will highlight each of the hottest toys for the 2016 holiday toy season.
Each year we wait to see which toys will make it onto the Walmart Toy List so that we will know which toys your kiddos will be asking for and which toys will be in high demand. For the next couple weeks, I will choose one new toy from the list to share with you so you can be an informed shopper this year.
The Star Wars movie franchise makes any toy associated with them hot sellers. From the moment the franchise was conceived and brought to life on to the big screen, it found a home with audiences all over the world.
Some of the characters from the first released movies are at home in toy boxes or are on every child’s wish list and that’s also the case with the Star Wars Electronic R2D2. The character of R2D2 has always been a fan favorite and still is with each additional movie release.
So it stands to reason that toys patterned after the character will be big sellers. We were brought a similar toy in the R2-D2 Interactive Droid. When the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens released last year, the character figurines, the playsets and all other toys that were based on the movie experienced a high demand by adults and children alike.
Some of these toys became more difficult to find the closer to Christmas that the year drew. It’s expected to be much of the same this year because of the new upcoming movie.
The franchise is poised to release Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in the middle of December. The characters from that release along with the various playsets will be the top sellers.
The Star Wars Electronic R2D2 will be based on that movie release. Whenever Star Wars toys hit the market just before one of the movies releases, sales do soar. The wise parent or relative will always make sure to grab the toys that are based on the movies as soon as they are available to purchase to keep from missing out.
There is some speculation as to whether or not the Star Wars Electronic R2D2 will be as interactive as the R2-D2 Interactive Droid. But you can be sure that the toy will be able to keep your child enthralled for hours.
It may be able to speak, due to the sensors in the toy, in a way that responds to voice activation. It could also be that it requires some button activation in order to get the toy to perform any actions.
But the speculation is high that the toy will be able to say different sounds and phrases from the movie. It’s also possible that it’ll be pre-programmed to operate under the instructions of what your child tells it to do.
Whether or not this electronic toy will be able to project hologram images is up for debate. One thing is certain, though – children of all ages are eagerly awaiting its release.
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