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Sphero's BB8 is the Star Wars toy that trumps all The Force Awakens toys

09.03.2015

Go ahead, Sphero. Just take all our money.

We're willing ready to give it to you at 12:01 a.m. tonight as Force Friday commences and the first wave of merch for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS go up for sale all over the place.

Honestly, there is too much STAR WARS stuff hitting that it is impossible to jump right in and try to get your hands on everything. You can if you have a small fortune at your disposal (that's how much is landing right out of the gate), so most of us are going to have to be picky and choosy about what we aim to secure for ourselves to start our THE FORCE AWAKENS fandom.

Enter Sphero's BB8.

This version of the STAR WARS galaxy's new droid will be app-controlled and run for 150 bucks, not to mention will have an adaptive personality of its own that will change upon how you interact and play with it. BB8 will show a range of expressions as you give voice commands and even has the capacity to explore on its own if you allow it. You can even create holographic recordings which BB8 will then project and... Why am I still writing this piece instead of playing with this thing right now?!

Sphero is being remarkably coy about where exactly you'll be able to find your very own BB8, so be on the look out. Everyone is going to be wanting this, so if you have a chance to get your hands on one, GRAB IT!! Oh, and may the Force be with you.

Force Friday goes into full effect at 12:01 a.m., September 4.

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Source: Sphero

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10:29AM on 09/04/2015
Hasbro is releasing a version as well that will be larger and far cheaper and an actual remote. Gonna keep my eyes out for that one.
Hasbro is releasing a version as well that will be larger and far cheaper and an actual remote. Gonna keep my eyes out for that one.
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9:00AM on 09/04/2015
BB-8 looks amazing, the design is genius, and I can't wait to see it in the movie... but regadring the toy- $150 bucks for something so small is a rip-off.
BB-8 looks amazing, the design is genius, and I can't wait to see it in the movie... but regadring the toy- $150 bucks for something so small is a rip-off.
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8:25PM on 09/03/2015
I just don't think BB-8 is all that great of a design. It just looks too Disney, and reminds me of the droid knock-offs in Disney's The Black Hole.
I just don't think BB-8 is all that great of a design. It just looks too Disney, and reminds me of the droid knock-offs in Disney's The Black Hole.
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5:19PM on 09/03/2015

Cool but a waste of money

50 bucks for something that size is about right. You're a fu**ing idiot if you shell out 150 for that...it doesn't even have sensors that even a Roomba has. The mechanics are simple, and the materials to make it are inexpensive. If this was the size of a basketball, I could see paying more for it. But the lack of sensors which are very cheap to integrate is a deal breaker.
50 bucks for something that size is about right. You're a fu**ing idiot if you shell out 150 for that...it doesn't even have sensors that even a Roomba has. The mechanics are simple, and the materials to make it are inexpensive. If this was the size of a basketball, I could see paying more for it. But the lack of sensors which are very cheap to integrate is a deal breaker.
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3:48PM on 09/03/2015

So SMALL... I would pay so much for a 3x bigger one

I want one thats like a 12-18" tall. I would easily pay 1K on something like this.
I want one thats like a 12-18" tall. I would easily pay 1K on something like this.
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3:19PM on 09/03/2015
I HAVE to find this. I hope I can.
I HAVE to find this. I hope I can.
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