The man inside R2-D2, RIP Kenny Baker

Sad to hear the news that Kenny Baker has died today. R2-D2 has always been one of my favourite characters from Star Wars, and Kenny played his part well inside this droid for six of the films, including the role of Speeder Bike thief, Paploo the Ewok in Return of the Jedi. Here are a few vintage toy ads featuring the feisty droid.

France. Pif Gadget 703. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

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France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

France. PIf Gadget. 1981.

France. PIf Gadget. 1981.