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Columnist: From R2-D2 to 2-XL

JASON CHIREVAS 2-XL
JASON CHIREVAS 2-XL

Jason Chirevas’ 2-XL (see article here).

The original 2-XL, manufactured by the Mego Corporation, had an intensely successful but short run. Production ran just four years, from 1978 to 1982. He would reemerge for another short period in the 1990s and then disappear. As such, only two generations of children enjoyed 2-XL, including Deputy Editor Jason Chirevas of the Hometown Media Group who writes, “Playing with 2-XL was a completely interactive experience, particularly because there was nothing mechanical about 2-XL’s personality. Voiced by Freeman, who made no attempt to disguise his New York accent, 2-XL was at various times jovial, sarcastic, effusive, panicky and even a bit snide. He was a great companion and spending time with him never felt like school.”

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