RC R2-D2 marks start of Bladez Star Wars Pump & Play range (video)

Bladez Toyz, which is possibly best known for its massive selection of radio controlled helicopters, has signed a deal with Lucasfilm to bring the Star Wars franchise to its Pump & Play RC range.

The first officially licensed toy in the line-up will be the RC Jumbo Inflatable R2-D2, which Pocket-lint saw in the flesh (so to speak) during Toy Fair 2012 in London. It stands 26-inches (65cm) tall and is controlled in much the same way as a normal remote controlled car.

A foot pump comes in the box and we were assured that it doesn't take long to inflate. It was also demonstrated to us by... Princess Leia (a much taller one than we remember).

Coming out in Q3/Q4 this year (autumn/winter time), the RC Jumbo Inflatable R2-D2 is expected to retail for around £40, and Bladez promises that there will be additions to the Star Wars Pump & Play range to come.

Do you fancy one of those in your house? And what about the RC Jumbo Inflatable R2-D2 too (fnar)? Let us know in the comments below...