From the moment BB-8 rolled out in three seconds of footage in the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer, he captured the heart of Star Wars fans everywhere. A wave of new Star Wars toys have been unleashed as part of the Star Wars Force Friday event, and the stand-out is this amazing miniature version of BB-8. Creators Sphero have introduced him in the video below.

If you’re a vintage Star Wars fan like me you probably remember playing with these guys…


You can guide your BB-8 with a smart phone app, he recognises and responds to your voice, he behaves autonomously, he can record your holographic message for Obi-Wan Kenobi and he has an adaptive personality.

BB-8 will be available worldwide from Amazon and in Australia from JB Hi-Fi, Disney, Harvey Norman and some independent stores with a retail tag of $249.95. You can check out the retailers list here.

Watch BB-8 startle some puppies.

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Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.