R2D2Reel 2 Dialogue 2 (editor's code for cans of film on American Graffiti, from which George Lucas got the name for the Star Wars robot)
R2D2Star Wars Droid Model
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The Phantom Menace has produced Jar Jar Binks and Darth Maul to add to the collection that already includes R2D2, Chewbacca and Darth Vader.
(from left) Craig Charles, Lou 'Incredible Hulk' Ferrigno, R2D2 and Joe Calzaghe.
And now Birmingham-born Kenny Baker, who played his trusty sidekick R2D2 in the cult films, could become a god.
Cigar-chomping and booze-loving Bender from the hit cartoon Futurama, created almost 30 years after R2D2, gains second place.
Baker, who played robot R2D2, will be signing autographs alongside fellow cast members Paul Black, Katie Purvis and Richard Le Parmentier, who played Greedo, Maternal Ewok and Admiral Motti in the Star Wars films.
Welcoming them will be R2D2, Darth Vader and other stars from the past epics.
A spokesman said: "If people can think of the Star Wars film where R2D2 projected a holographic image of Princess Leia in front of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, the concept we are using is the same."
The Rocky gear will join Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, and Star Wars robots R2D2 and C3PO.
Eight Star Wars actors, including Dave Prowse who played Darth Vader, Kenny Baker who was robot R2D2, Peter Mayhew who was furry Chewbacca and Jeremy Bulloch who was Boba Fett, will also be among the famous faces.
A FEW months ago, Elton John's old Bentley went under the hammer, and now you have a chance to buy a 1982 Rolls-Royce Corniche coupe once owned by Kenny Baker - the 3ft 8in actor who is the man inside robot R2D2 in Star Wars.
RECREATE your very own Star Wars movie with a range of action figures including Obi-Wan, Jango Fett, Clone Troopers, Anakin Skywalker (right) and R2D2. Prices range from pounds 5.99 to pounds 8.99 from toy retailers.
There were huge cheers for Kenny Baker, the dwarf actor who has played R2D2 in all four films.