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.
Watch BB-8 startle some puppies.