Celebrating R2-D2's 30th birthday

At the Celebration IV 'Star Wars' fan fest in Los Angeles, droid makers demo their R2 copies.

R2-D2 in L.A.
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What's more fun than meeting your childhood friend R2-D2 in person? Want to find out what a droid can do with a Mac G4? What would the new R2 models look like if they were released today? What are the best colors for a thirty-year-old midget robot to wear?

The answers to these questions and a couple of others can be found in our new Crave slideshow and News.com's coverage of the recent Celebration IV 'Star Wars' convention in L.A.

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