Star Wars’ R2-D2 was the favorite robot in the last four decades. But, now this lovable, controllable, rolling BB-8 droid is on the throne. We’ve seen it rolling around in the trailer, but now you can your own. This tiny replica of Star Wars: The Force Awaken’s BB-8 droid that can roll and balance all by itself, exactly like the robotic sidekick we’ve seen in all the teasers and trailers so far.
The cute little toy can be controlled via a corresponding smartphone app (iOS and Android). Then, BB-8 can autonomously explore your home, perform a series of pre-programmed movements, and even respond to voice commands. But at any time you can also grab a set of on-screen controls and send BB-8 rolling and exploring wherever you want.
Miniature version was designed by Sphero, the same company who designed a life-size version of the droid for special appearances.
With a price tag of $150, BB-8 is one of the most expensive Star Wars toys to hit store shelves this days.