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Joey Fatone Plays Hardball Over Life-Size R2D2

2/17/2010 6:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Joey Fatone's life-size replica of R2D2 isn't just an expensive toy -- the robot hero played a key role in a multi-million dollar real estate deal ... gone bad.



The R2D2 happened to catch the eye of a person interested in buying Joey's 12,370 sq. ft., $5.5 million Orlando mansion.

But the potential buyer didn't just want the house, he also wanted the "Star Wars" figure ... and a bunch of other cool stuff in the home.

According to Joey's rep, Fatone drafted a list of all the awesome items in the home that he was willing to part with -- along with the amount of money he planned to charge for each one. Some of the highlights include:

-- The R2D2 ... $40,000
-- Two Peter Pan Paintings: "We Can Fly" and "1st Look at Neverland" ... $2,700 for the pair
-- Video Games: Ms Pac-Man, Galaga, Centipede, and Multi Video Game Unit ... $4,500
-- Old Fashion Coke Machine ... $200

In the end the deal went belly up ... and it's unclear why the potential buyer decided to pass. Maybe The Force just wasn't strong with him.

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jairo    

TMZ, tell me where is MJ right now? Is he in L.A. or Europe somewhere. But if you don't then you don't have to tell me anything.
Why no one prints what Brian Oxman has said that the ambulance photo
was faked and Photo-shopped? What's wrong with the media? This is not a lie either.

1674 days ago
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Amanda Babin    

Joey's mansion is amazing, and he shouldn't sell it to some crazy guy who only wants the house for the cool stuff inside. And I could understand why Joey's charging a lot for those expensive collectible items, I'm sure he paid much more for those items.
I wonder why Joey is ready to move out of that home, is he planning on living in a different city?

1654 days ago
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Natalie    

TWO WORDS....WASHED UP

1678 days ago
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King    

The term is "old-fashioned."

1678 days ago
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Nameless    

Wow...for $40K I'm pretty sure the buyer can find an R2D2 builder who can make a screen accurate R2D2 that makes noises and moves around but also include a Vivitek H9080FD for the movie projector and still have money to buy C3PO to stand next to it.

1678 days ago
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Rose    

Peter Pan paintings?

1678 days ago
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Jason    

Oh wow. Joey is one helluva beautiful bear! I fell in love with him on Dancing with the Stars and haven't looked back since. He's my Ultimate Celebrity Crush! I love furry fellas (bears) and I think guys who are a little bigger are very sexy. (Skinny guys have never done it for me.) LOVE YOU JOEY!!! STAY WOOFY, SEXY, AND FUNNY!!! *bear hug*

1678 days ago
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Sup it up    

ass

1678 days ago
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CelebrityDigsHQ.com    

Can't speak about R2D2, but Joey's house is surprisingly nice. --CelebrityDigsHQ.com

1678 days ago
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fo real    

HOW FUNNY IS THIS. MR. MTV CRIBS IS NOW SELLING EVERYTHING!! hes charging waaaay too much for his crap!

1678 days ago
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Melissa    

Just have to bring this up.... if you took this story and replaced Joey's name with Michael Jackson's, people would say it is wierd that he owns all this childish stuff. Michael owned this sort of stuff, and people could never accept that he remained childlike. Obviously, he isn't the only man to remain so, and it is endearing, if you ask me,that one should enjoy the things they did as a child.

1678 days ago
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Aveyra    

Who goes to look at a house to buy and shops through the owner's belongings?! That's gross.

1678 days ago
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MoulinRouge    

They need to learn how to spell GARAGE...because gargage is the amount something is gargled!

1678 days ago
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keishalee98    

THIS DON'T EVEN HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH MICHAEL JACKSON. JUST BECAUSE IT HAS SOMETHING PERTAINING TO PETER PAN AND NEVERLAND DON'T MEAN IT PERTAINS TO MICHAEL JACKSON. TMZ YOU ALL ARE GETTING RIDICULOUS ON STORIES THAT YOU ARE PRINTING ESPECIALLY STUPID MESS CONCERNING MURRAY'S BUSINESS NOBODY DON'T GIVE A CRAP A-- ABOUT. PRINT THINGS THAT REALLY SHOW THE REAL EVIL TRUTH ABOUT THIS LOOSER MURRAY AND THE THINGS THAT HAVE TO DO WITH HIM BEING CHARGED WITH MICHAEL'S DEATH. IF YOU WANT TO PRINT THINGS ON THIS LOOSER DOCTOR THAN FIND SOMETHING THAT THE DA CAN USE LIKE WHO IS PAYING FOR HIS LAWYERS AND WHO ELSE WAS IN THAT HOUSE THAT NIGHT OR DAY. THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD KEEP YOUR READERS INTERESTED. DON'T CARE ABOUT ALL THESE OTHER LOOSERS IN HOLLYWOOD.

1677 days ago
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niecy    

9. Just have to bring this up.... if you took this story and replaced Joey's name with Michael Jackson's, people would say it is wierd that he owns all this childish stuff. Michael owned this sort of stuff, and people could never accept that he remained childlike. Obviously, he isn't the only man to remain so, and it is endearing, if you ask me,that one should enjoy the things they did as a child.

Posted at 9:38AM on Feb 17th 2010 by Mel

I was thinking the same thing

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