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This R2D2 toy was purchased in 2012 when I was a devout geek – just before my first boy was born. When he started Kindie in early 2017 I noticed that nearly every kid had an Octonauts back-bag. So I decided R2D2 would make a great way to tell his apart from the others. Last night, 19 April 2017, his little brother stood on R2D2 … and we all discovered he can speak. I never knew he had a voice box. If you squeeze him just right, or stomp on it hard, R2D2 beeps and tweets in excitement.