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When the original BB-8 toy hit the market, it seemed like a match made in tech heaven. In fact, the use of Sphero's remote-controlled robotics to bring Poe Dameron's lovable astromech droid to life was so good, it had many wondering if Sphero's tech was the inspiration behind the droid all along. Then The Force Awakens came out, and propelled along by massive box office numbers, Sphero's BB-8 toy became one of the biggest hits of 2015.

Every kid knows the best way to get almost every item on your Christmas list is to include one outlandish, obscenely expensive item your parents will never go for. Out of guilt, they will happily deliver everything else on your list. But you're an adult now, with a job and disposable income, so why not finally treat yourself to those top-tier items your parents would have scoffed at?

Star Wars has droids for everything: translation, repairs, services, what have you -- but, apparently, those droids do much more than we ever thought. In issue #20 of the Marvel's Poe Dameron comic, it was revealed that BB-8 has some kind of love interest. No. Really.

Video: Once upon a time, a new Star Wars movie was coming out and everyone was excited. Not only was it a return to a beloved franchise, but it also featured a new adorable mascot! Some initially dismissed it as the next Ewok, but eventually the world fell in love. But now, that mascot, our beloved BB-8, has been replaced. And he isn't happy about it.

There has been an awakening, Star Wars fans -- one that threatens the structural integrity of your wallet far more than it does the galaxy far, far away. That's right: it's Force Friday II, meaning that from today, September 1, the very first toys from The Last Jedi are going on sale. Get a look at everything we know will be available -- and we'll be adding more all day.

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our roundup of the most interesting toys we've seen this week. It's a Guardians of the Galaxy blowout as we have life-sized Groots, creepy plush Groots and a fancy cassette player. But wait, there's more -- including a very swanky David Bowie figure and a very large Iron Man. Check it out!

In March of 2014, Sony announced it would stop supporting its impressive line of AIBO robot dogs, leaving many owners heartbroken. Countless toy companies have tried to create similarly capable robot pets since AIBO's demise, but they have all been a disappointment -- until now. Despite being a Star Wars toy, Spin Master's new life-size BB-8 might just be the zero-maintenance pet you've always wanted.