Is this the droid you're looking for?

We've just heard from one of our close sources in the retail sector that Microsoft is prepping a limited edition R2-D2 Xbox 360 console — complete with Kinect sensor — set to launch alongside the forthcoming Kinect Star Wars.

According to our reports, the machine (which will almost certainly look nothing like this custom-made model) will be clad in a blue and white paint job — even the Kinect sensor itself will be sporting a neat palette change.

Will this Star Wars-themed machine tempt you into trading in your tired beige 360 for something blessed with The Force and officially licensed by George "The Beard" Lucas himself? Or are you holding out for the ultra-exclusive Jar Jar Binks edition, complete with flappy ears and annoying voice clips?