Star Wars Operation Board game:
Hasbro, a US multinational toy and board game company, has released an Operation board game that features R2-D2 as the patient in need of medical help.
Operation has originally been a battery operated game assessing the hand and eye coordination and other fine motor skills of the players.
The first version of Operation included the red nosed, chubby and naked character called Cavity Sam lying on an operating table and having fictional and humorously named illnesses such as Wrenched ankle Charley Horse.
Modern versions of Operation offered more complex mechanisms like a heart monitor for the patient, one which allowed the doctor player to pump oxygen to gain him more playing time.
Also, the characters no longer just include Cavity Sam, but also the characters of Buzz Light Year, Homer Simpson, Sponge Bob, Spider man and Doctor Who. The latest version again uses Star Wars R2-D2 as the sick client.
It seems crazy to have a droid as the patient, given that robots are not made up of the organs making up a human character but really, what harm can a little robot fun bring?
This is not to say the least that after all, the droid repair simply emphasizes that the world is really turning technology oriented. Soon, we might be seeing robots everywhere.
However, if we take in Star Wars characters, it shouldn’t be R2-D2 that should be on the operating table but C3PO instead.
R2′s character is a sturdy, feisty droid always giving his opinions while C3PO is the clumsy, always getting into more trouble than help robot.
What more, it seems to be always in separated parts, so it might be needing more repairs than R2. But then again, C3PO plays a small time role on the side of R2 anyway, with repairs needing to be mended in its neck.
This latest Operation version comes with the realistic sounds of the two droids, making the malady repairs done more fun.
So if you’re feeling like a little bit kid-like, or if you’re a Star Wars fanatic, you might want to add this up to your shopping cart next time. This toy costs only under $30, a great buy for a great fun!