Estes - R2-D2 Kit

Manufacturer: Estes
Model: 2104
Product Type: Kit
Production Years: 1994-1998
  • Estes - R2-D2 {Kit} (2104) [1994-1998] By Peter Clay

    Not being a big Star Wars fan , I would not have sought out an R2D2 model rocket kit. However, my family loves it, and got me an Estes Fifteenth Anniversary R2D2 for Father's Day 1999. This is sort of a goofy rocket, but not completely absurd: R2D2 did fly on occasion in the movies. And, folks, I've had so much fun with this thing that I just had to write about it. The 15th Anniversary ...

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