This vintage Wilton pan came to me through a generous BookCrosser whom I've never met. The pan was made in the 80s. I looked on eBay for it and as you could probably guess, the prices they wanted were outrageous. I posted a plea on the fora last year - 'Does anyone have the R2D2 pan and if you do, would you be willing to loan it?'
A girl in Kansas with whom I'd never even spoken PM'd me and offered to loan it to me. All she asked is that I send it back washed and insured and send her a picture of it as well (she'd never even used the pan herself). She paid to ship it up to me just as a kindness! (I had offered to pay shipping both ways - even at almost $15 roundtrip, it still would've been considerably less than the eBay prices!)
It was a hit. Jacob's friends loved it and most importantly, Jacob was thrilled.
May 1, 2008: Holy crap, guys! Up 195 slots to #29 on Explore? Really? Thanks!!!