Our R2-D2 filmed this new Verizon commercial, with Michael as puppeteer, Jan 4, 2011. Too bad a starfighter eats up a million dollars in gas money, or maybe he would have picked Artoo! LOL Michael built the radar dish especially for this shoot with Lucasfilm.
Victor Franco came along and proved to be a valuable assist. These are his pics too!
Here's the demo video for Verizon and LFL.
Here's the commercial that began airing Jan 21, 2011.
Filming was done a few weeks ago at Sony Studios. Here's some photos from the set.