Manly Art’s Pimp2-D2

Artist Jason Chalker AKA"Manly Art" has created a very cool and unique vintage collectible: Pimp2-D2.  His new spin on R2-D2 is not a custom of the vintage figure but a newly cast mold in resin based off of the original droid.  As the package indicates (and more likely motivated by Lucasfilm intimidation) this is not a toy but a collectible.  Originally offered at last year's New York Comic-Con, Pimp2 was released online through The Manly Art Shop this past December.  The purple droid retailed for $50 but like most vintage-themed Star Wars items, proved to be very popular and is now sold out.