Okay, this one will be undoubtedly the best-seller toy this upcoming Christmas, and i'm talking about the new BB8 droid just announced by Sphero, the company who helped to design the original BB8 for the filming of Star Wars : The Force Awakens. Though the toy will be a tenth of the size of the original one it looks like the real thing and they did a pretty good job to make it rolling like you saw it in the SW7 trailers as well as adding plenty of extras.
You'll be able to control BB8 thanks to a special App for your smartphone and can learn much more about all the functions HERE.
Here is the official description which goes with the excellent presentation video embedded below: "BB-8 - the app-enabled Droid that's as authentic as it is advanced. BB-8 has something unlike any other robot - an adaptive personality that changes as you play. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands. Set it to patrol and watch your Droid explore autonomously, make up your own adventure and guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings.
It’s now possible to explore the galaxy with your own trusty Astromech Droid by your side. BB-8 is more than a toy - it’s your companion."
This BB8 Droid is not available for order yet but the availability date and and the price should be announced very soon and you can ask on the website to be alert when available. In the meantime don't miss the impressive video demo below!
Pictures and video: copyright Sphero , Lcasfilm