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Q: "R2-D2 Interactive Droid" Secret Commands ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: "R2-D2 Interactive Droid" Secret Commands
Category: Sports and Recreation > Toys
Asked by: loser-ga
List Price: $11.38
Posted: 26 Nov 2002 19:01 PST
Expires: 26 Dec 2002 19:01 PST
Question ID: 115184
I recently bought a R2-D2 Interactive Droid, an electronic toy based
on the famous Star Wars robot (go to
to see what I'm referring to).

The box says there are "secret features" that the droid comes with,
and I would like to know what these are.

To be clear, the toy recognizes human speech, movement, and other
interactions and performs actions based on that input.  Here is a list
of all the regular commands that you can say to it:

What I'm looking for are the "secret" commands that supposedly
exist... the ones that not listed in the manual and that make the
droid perform hidden actions.

To help in your search, this is what I've discovered so far:

1) If you say "Follow me", the droid will follow you around.  This is
an unlisted command, and is exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for.

2) I once made it whistle to the tune of "Imperial March", a song from
the Star Wars movies, but I'm not sure how I did it.  From various
websites, I've learned that there are at least 3 musical tunes that he
knows, only one of which is a regular command (the Cantina tune, from
ordering the droid to do its "Dance Program").

Please be aware that I'm not looking for abbreviated versions of the
regular commands... for example, I know you can say "Artoo!" instead
of "Hey Artoo!".  I'm looking only for commands that result in
entirely new actions, not the regular ones.


Request for Question Clarification by tisme-ga on 26 Nov 2002 19:59 PST
Wow, I am completely hooked to this toy after researching this

The only one I was able to come up with is: "Come here"
and verify what you have already listed. 

I have emailed someone though who claims to know some more secret
features and will post the response if I receive a reply.


Clarification of Question by loser-ga on 27 Nov 2002 12:52 PST
Great, thanks!  Eagerly awaiting your response :)
Subject: Re: "R2-D2 Interactive Droid" Secret Commands
Answered By: tisme-ga on 02 Dec 2002 13:11 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Going ahead and answering this because I got a new one today and I
think it is the most exhaustive list available:

1)  When you ask 'Do you
remember Darth Vadar?' he screams, then if you ask 'Do you remember
he does the imperial march.  The march is the
secret one

2)  When asked 'Do you
remember Darth Vadar?' and 'Do you remember Han Solo?' and 'Do you
Chewbacca?' in any order R2 will do the
throne scene.

3)  The Follow Me &/or Come
Here feature are not mentioned in the instructions. 

4)  If R2's laser light is
on & you tap him on the head 3 times R2 will tango. 

These are all the ones that I was able to find, and this includes
begging  hasbro representative for a complete list of them. (just got
#4 a few minutes ago).

Hope this is what you were looking for. I will let you know if I come
up with anything new.

loser-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Great job!  That, coupled with robertskelton's list, is exactly what I
was looking for.

If you would be willing to let me know when/if new ones surface, that
would be much appreciated as well.

But in the meantime, thanks much!  Off to play with Artoo :)

Subject: Re: "R2-D2 Interactive Droid" Secret Commands
From: leep-ga on 27 Nov 2002 00:37 PST
btw, cute/clever question price.
Subject: Re: "R2-D2 Interactive Droid" Secret Commands
From: robertskelton-ga on 27 Nov 2002 03:08 PST
This site has a few "easter eggs", but I'm sure there are more to be found:

I 2 want 1!
Subject: Re: "R2-D2 Interactive Droid" Secret Commands
From: knowledge_seeker-ga on 27 Nov 2002 09:46 PST
If one of the secret commands is "VACUUM", count me in. 

:-) K~
Subject: Re: "R2-D2 Interactive Droid" Secret Commands
From: loser-ga on 27 Nov 2002 12:55 PST
<grin> @ leep

And Robertskelton, thanks!  Those three were very cool.

You're right, too bad it doesn't vaccuum like those robotic cleaners. 
I wish it could... that and cut through nets, shoot out lightsabers,
fix vehicles, and store secret messages :)

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