The New ‘Star Wars’ BB-8 Droid Might Just Be The Coolest Toy On The Planet

When you’re as big of fan of Star War’s as we are, picking your favorite character is difficult and inevitable. R2-D2’s adorable personality is mesmerizing, but wait until you see The Force Awakens BB-8 may have caught your eye in The Force Awakens teaser, and if you thought BB-8 was beyond cute, you can now have one for yourself. Seriously!



The tiny replica can roll and balance itself when paired with an app on your smart phone or tablet. Sphero’s BB-8 can even respond to voice commands making it one of the most expensive toys to hit stores this weekend. How does it work exactly?

When BB-8 is fully charged (indicated by a series of charge status lights on the inductive base) all you have to do is make sure Bluetooth is activated on your mobile device, launch the app, and that tiny droid is nearby.

Gyroscopic Propulsion


According to Star Wars Wikia:

“BB-8 was an astromech droid who operated approximately thirty years after the Battle of Endor. The droid was at one point operating in the desert of the planet Jakku. It had a domed head, similar to that of R2 series astromech droids, with the bulk of its body made up of a ball that the droid rolled on. BB-8 was mostly white, with some silver and orange on its body, as well as a black eye-piece. The droid belonged to Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, and thus was able to fit into a T-70 X-wing fighter’s droid socket.”

1 hour battery life


It also has autopilot


Just launch the app on your phone

Take my money



This little guy goes on sale tomorrow actually… (9/04/15), and you can order you one just in time for Christmas here for….. $150. Which actually isn’t that bad. Make sure to share this on Facebook before you go. (h/t toyland.gizmodo)

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