REVIEW: Star Wars x Pandora R2-D2 Dangle Charm
“I’m standing here in pieces, and you’re having delusions of grandeur.”
Loyal, brave and blue, R2-D2 is ready to join you on your daily adventures!
The 1st October was an epic day for Pandora fans across the galaxy as the long awaited Star Wars x Pandora Collection was released! Pandora kindly gifted me my favourite pieces from the capsule collection including the adorable Star Wars x Pandora R2-D2 Dangle Charm (799248C01).
Dora Explores: Star Wars x Pandora R2-D2 Dangle Charm
The Star Wars x Pandora R2-D2 Charm (799248C01) is one of three dangle charms in the new Star Wars x Pandora Collection. All three charms have matching bales which are decorated with lightsaber blue cubic zirconia stones set into pretty starbursts.
The details on the Star Wars x Pandora R2-D2 Dangle Charm (799248C01) are incredibly accurate. Navy enamel is used to match various blue coloured compartments. While red and black enamel is hand painted on his spotlight, holoprojector and photoreceptor. Other details such as his power recharge coupler and heat exhaust are beautifully emphasised in dark oxidisation.
Three droid charms are included in the Star Wars x Pandora Collection. Like the BB-8 (799243C01) and C-3PO (769244C01) charms, the Star Wars x Pandora R2-D2 Dangle has movable parts. His arms move backwards and forward and his head rotates left and right.
Like most Pandora dangle charms the Star Wars x Pandora R2-D2 Charm has the hallmark ‘S925 ALE’ and ‘PANDORA’ stamped on one side of the bale.
Pandora kindly gifted me my favourite charms from the Star Wars x Pandora Collection. Each review will showcase the individual character with a dedicated design.
360° Rotating Bracelet
View the complete bracelet design with a 360° rotating image.
Above is a 360° rotating image of the bracelet design with the Star Wars x Pandora R2-D2 Dangle Charm. Scroll left and right on top of the image to rotate the bracelet!
Style: Beep Boop Beep
“That little droid and I have been through a lot together.”
Luke Skywalker concerning R2-D2 Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
“You must repair him!
Sir, if any of my circuits or gears will help, I’ll gladly donate them.”
C-3PO concerning R2-D2 Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
“Artoo says the chances of survival are seven hundred seventy-five… to one.
Actually, Artoo has been known to make mistakes… from time to time.”
C-3PO concerning R2-D2, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
My styling of the Star Wars x Pandora R2-D2 Dangle (799248C01) reflects the appearance of the little droid. Although I have used the the Dainty Bow Bangle (590724CZ), this design would work on any version of the Pandora Moments Bangle (590713).
The Star Wars x Pandora R2-D2 Dangle (799248C01) hangs at the centre of the bangle with four Murano charms scattered around him. Two Wavy Dark Blue Glass (798938C00) and the Disney Elsa’s (791644) and Cinderella’s Signature Colour (791640) Murano charms represent Artoo-Deetoo’s multiple blue compartments.
Artoo’s industrial and metallic style is achieved using a combination of the Ribbed (790163), Lace Floral (791011), Clear Sparkling Row (791972CZ) and Clear Pavé (791817CZ) Clips. While electrical cables and components are illustrated with the Sparkling Lines / Galaxy (791388CZ) and Blue Galaxy (796361NCB) charms. The retired Woven Splendour (790568D) charm also mirrors a mishmash of wires.
My verdict on the Star Wars x Pandora R2-D2 Dangle Charm?
He’s a fiesty little one!
Star Wars x Pandora R2-D2 Dangle Charm (799248C01)
- Wow Factor - 10/1010/10
- Value - 10/1010/10
- Design - 10/1010/10
- Versatility - 10/1010/10
The Star Wars x Pandora R2-D2 Dangle Charm (799248C01) receives top marks from me! It has a fantastic design which is versatile for both necklace and bracelet stylings. The moveable parts give it lots of wow factor and it is reasonably priced considering the size, enamel detail and pretty stones.
The Star Wars x Pandora Collection is available both in store and online at our preferred Pandora retailer the UK Pandora eStore.
In the UK the Star Wars x Pandora R2-D2 Dangle Charm (799248C01) is £60 and available from the Pandora UK eStore.