Back in June, Sega Toys in Japan teased the R2-D2 Homestar, a fully functional planetarium that’s shaped in the form of the robot from Star Wars. And today, the company fixed the release date (September 15) and price ($91) for the planetarium. The scaled replica projects about 10,000 stars onto the ceiling in your living room, and as a bonus, it shows the location of the Death Star, too (see below).
The R2-D2 Planetarium uses a 1W white LED as a light source, runs for three hours on four AAA batteries and stands 21cm high. It has a projection range of 1.5-2.3m/4.9-7.5ft and a projection area of 1.8m/5.9ft circumference.
Here’s the planetarium showing the Death Star:
If you’re interested but live outside Japan, the Japan Trend Shop (website in English) has started listing the planetarium today for pre-order for the same price as in Japan (again, $91). They’ll ship it anywhere and say the little guy comes with instructions in English.
Via IT Media [JP]