Sideshow Collectibles is about to make that dream come true, or at least as close as possible, with a new life-sized figure that will cost you an Emperor’s ransom.
Its design instead focuses on perfect accuracy when it comes to replicating the several BB-8 props used to film The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. It has a magnificently weathered paint job, the figure can be repositioned on its base, and BB-8’s dome head can be moved around to strike the perfect pose.
The figure also includes a wireless remote, letting you turn BB-8’s various lights on and off, and trigger authentic sound effects from the movies.
The collectable is made of fibreglass, however, not solid gold or moon rocks, making its $US3950 ($5354) price tag an expensive proposition. With that much money you could buy 40 rolling BB-8 droids from Spin Master and build a small army of sassy sidekicks to follow you around.
We’re going to hope that Sideshow is limiting the number of these being produced so BB-8 retains at least some of his value when the next popular droid replaces him. R2-Dwho?