Monday, October 29, 2012

Japanese Toyota Commercial

We filmed this commercial in Los Angeles & Lancaster in late September, which is now airing in Japan.

Saturday, September 29, 2012


The 9th annual gathering of R2 Builders was attended by about 33 builders and their guests. Many builders were interviewed by Smile TV, an online channel covering stories that make viewers smile. About a dozen freestanding droids were joined by 3 fully functioning Wall-Es and various other parts, props and electronics. Additional viewers watched via webcast, using 3 cameras around the event. Two remote-controlled inflatable R2-D2s were a big hit with the kids.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

3D Film Festival, LA

R2-D2 and Wall-E  entertained the visitors to the 3D Film Festival at the Regal Theater at LA Live. Mike let some kids learn to drive Wall-E, and both characters were a huge hit with the crowds!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

City of Lake Forest 20th Anniversary

R2-D2 helped the people of Lake Forest celebrate the city's 20th anniversary at a gala event at the Oakley headquarters in Foothill Ranch.

Here's the OC Register's photos from the event:

 inside Oakley theater

R2 makes a grand entrance

 relaxing in lobby's ejection seats before event

city council member gets photo taken with R2-D2

OC Register photographer  

 Mike hangs out with Chewbacca & Leia

Nectar, the city's hummingbird mascot, sizes up R2

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp

R2-D2 was invited to the Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center. Artoo made a lot of kids happy and smiley!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Loma Linda University Children's Hospital

R2-D2 visited one of his biggest fans, little Dominic Cumo, in the hospital, along with many other pediatric patients. We think the staff may have had even more fun than the kids! R2 first met Dominic at an event a few months ago at Totally Kids Specialty Health Care in Loma Linda. Dominic's service dog, Kipper, is used to visitors, and didn't bark at R2!