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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?
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.
We already saw just what a curious, playful little droid BB-8 is from his role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But the question on everyone's mind in light of this week's reveal of his new evil twin BB-9E Murderball has been what's going to happen when the two rolly boys finally meet in The Last Jedi.
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.
The second episode of Lucasfilm's new webseries Forces of Destiny is out, and it's another cute entry featuring Rey and BB-8. It's also another entry set in the 12-or-so-hour-long period between them meeting for the first time and heading to Niima Outpost to try and find the little droid's owner.
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!
Rogue One is out today on Blu-ray and DVD in Australia, a couple of weeks after it came out on digital. That's great news, but it's even better if you own one of Sphero's little BB-8 droids -- which can now watch the film alongside you.
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.
As adorable robots go, it seems almost impossible to ever get angry at The Force Awakens' BB-8. Which is why turning the little robot into an alarm clock is such a brilliant idea, because no matter how tired or grumpy are, you'll never be tempted to throw BB-8 across the room when he frantically tries to wake you up.
Sphero's Force Band, a gesture-based wearable remote that made you feel like an actual Jedi while you controlled its wildly popular BB-8 toy, is now further increasing your "mastery" of The Force with the addition of IFTTT support letting you control other things in your home, including your smartphone, using simple arm motions.
The Star Wars Force Band is a cute little gadget. It's fun for controlling your BB-8 robot by waving your arm around, even if it does make it run into walls a little more than we'd like. Today, Sphero has switched on IFTTT support for the Force Band, so you can use it to switch on your lights or play The Imperial March on your stereo.