Many people are excitedly awaiting the upcoming release of the new Star Wars movie. Before, there has been a lot of talk about the new characters that will be coming out in the new movie expected to come out this year. Many fans are excitedly talking about the new BB-8 droid they saw in several previews of the movie recently. The excitement has led to several toys coming out that are associated with the new Star Wars movie. One of them is the new Sphero BB-8 droid.
The new Sphero BB-8 is not actually the real android that people may expect from the new movie. But is is a very close representation of it. It is a 4.5-inch droid that resembles the classic Star Wars droid R2-D2 in terms of design but has a motorized spherical body that spins as the robot moves around. This droid can be controlled wirelessly via a downloaded app. you can either control its movements using the app or make it run on its own. The Sphero BB-8 can also respond to voice commands and use holographic communication to let you send, receive and view virtual holographic videos with the droid.
What also makes the Sphero BB-8 closer to the real thing is that it also has a mind of its own. The droid’s attitude and actions can evolve based on how you act around it. The Sphero BB-8 is made out of high-grade polycarbonate body and comes with a battery that provides an hour’s worth of power for every three-hour charge. Weighing just 7 oz., the Sphero BB-8 is an ideal toy for kids from 8 years old and above. It is currently available for pre-order at ThinkGeek for $150. It is expected to come out sometime in November of this year, just a month before the movie’s release.
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