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What are R2-D2's easter eggs, and how do I activate them?

According to the R2 Droid Factory Website, there are 6 Easter eggs, but only 5 commands explained.  Hasbro Customer Support finally answer on the sixth egg, it is listed at the bottom.  

From the website: 

R2's Advanced Commands

In addition to the commands listed in the Command Guide, R2 has some advanced commands (sometimes known as Easter Eggs) built in.

Have you found them all yet? There are six altogether. Check back here as we reveal them all one by one.

Advanced Command #1 - Follow Me

In Companion Mode, if you say "Follow Me," R2 will turn to find you and then attempt to follow you around. Go slowly though, or R2 will lose you and turn the other direction.

Advanced Command #2 - Come Here

Also in Companion Mode, if you say "Come Here," R2 will attempt to find you and come to you. Since this feature relies on R2's heat sensing technology, kneel down in front of R2. R2 may not come directly to you, but R2 will try and find you.

Advanced Command #3 - Imperial March Song

R2 plays up to 5 songs, but only the Cantina song is expressly mentioned in the Command Guide.

To play the Imperial March, go to Character Mode by asking "Do You Remember." Ask R2 about Darth Vader and Anakin (in any order) and R2 will play the song.

Advanced Command #4 - Celebration Song

The Celebration Song is another one of the 5 songs that R2 plays and is not expressly mentioned in the Command Guide.

To play the Celebration song, go to Character Mode by asking "Do You Remember." Ask R2 about Chewbacca, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker (in any order), and R2 will play the celebration song.

Advanced Command #5 - A "Special Surprise"

The final hidden gem for R2 really takes a little work, as well as really knowing your droid.

First, have R2 turn on his light beam by saying "light beam." With his light beam on, tap R2 three times on the head, and then place him into Game Mode by telling R2 "Game Mode" and then "Dance program." R2 will have a special dance, just for you.

After several trips to the Tech Support well at Hasbro, they've finally answered the question of the elusive 6th Easter Egg:

05/06/2004 (Lois)
Thank you for contacting Hasbro, Inc.

Our website never posted the sixth "Easter Egg". The final one is one of the most obvious ones - if R2 is in a sad mode, when you activate the dance program, he does a sad version of the Cantina song. We will look to update our website with that information.

We want to assure you that we are dedicated to maintaining quality products and service. We hope you and your family will continue to enjoy our products for many years to come.

Again, thank you for contacting us. 

Lois, you rock!

(The final easter egg was eventually added to the R2 website.  I get results!  Now if NASA would just get on the ball!)

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