You Can Buy an Adorable, App-Controlled BB-8 Droid on Force Friday

Thursday, 03 September 2015 - 10:35AM
Star Wars
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Thursday, 03 September 2015 - 10:35AM
You Can Buy an Adorable, App-Controlled BB-8 Droid on Force Friday
Almost four months ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the endearing little droid named BB-8 has already become an iconic and beloved character among Star Wars fans. Now, you can own your very own roly-poly robot, as Star Wars has unveiled a BB-8 toy that is an actual droid, controlled by an app on your phone.



Using your IOS or Android phone, you can control the direction and speed of BB-8's movement. And as you can see in the above video, it can move very quickly, and also has a few fun tricks up its sleeve, like a figure eight and conveying several "emotions" by nodding its head, shaking its head no, and expressing something like joy through frenetic movements.

The droid was unveiled as part of Star Wars's live unboxing event, which previews the toys that will be available on Force Friday, the biggest Star Wars merchandising event of all time. Starting tomorrow, the BB-8 toy will be available at Best Buy, Apple stores, and the Sphero website.

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You Can Buy an Adorable, App-Controlled BB-8 Droid on Force Friday