Since the Star Wars #ForceFriday unboxing events, one product/toy in particular has been getting A LOT of attention – BB-8 by Sphero! BB-8 is the cute little droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens –the new movie coming out December 18th. Sphero (a robotics company) actually worked with Lucasfilm for the real droid in the movie. So, it was only natural for them to create one for fans at home!
Here’s what this little app-enabled droid does:
- Authentic Movement: Guide your BB-8 with a smartphone or tablet
- Listens & Responds: BB-8 recognizes and reacts to your voice
- Holographic Messaging: Record and view virtual holographic videos with BB-8
- Autonomous Behavior: BB-8 has a mind of its own – explore the Star Wars galaxy together
- Adaptive Personality: Your BB-8’s unique attitude and actions evolve as you interact
Aside from all that, he’s just so cute!!! The boys pretty much think he’s the best thing ever!! While it’s NOT what I would call a little kid’s toy, all the kids (even the 3 year old) are able to control him with ease from the app on the phone. SUPER fun for the whole family!
Since the video debuted on Force Friday, the video not only went viral but BB-8 by Sphero became one of the most highly sought-after Star Wars items for sale. Most places sold out in minutes both in-store and on-line. You can certainly place your order for when it comes back in on Sphero or Amazon (affiliate), but some of my Star Wars-loving friends and I wanted to give one of readers the chance to WIN ONE!!!!
One lucky reader will WIN their very own BB-8 droid by Sphero!
Enter via the Rafflecopter form below! Giveaway runs through September 16th so hurry and enter!
May the Force be with you!
I love the design! Also I’m a hardcore Star Wars fan so this would be great! Thanks for the chance!
I love his little personality! I think they did a great job with capturing this little dudes body language and personality. He’s so adorable!
I love how interactive the toy is. My 6 year old only talks about Star Wars all day, every day and would love this! This is such a great opportunity. Thank you!!
I love the cuteness and that my 7 yr old son will be able to control it on a phone or tablet!!
The noises! The noises are the cutest!
I love the fact that you can control it from your phone! One less controller lying around the house.
I love the way it’s head floats on top of it’s body.
I really love the Holographic Messaging: Record and view virtual holographic videos with BB-8
I love the messaging and the fact that my son would not have any problems controlling it! We have watched the video of the BB-8 in action several times now. My hubby and son both want one.
Who doesn’t love droids? And ones you can control electronically.
I love the design. My 9 yo Star Wars fan wants this BB-8 droid soooo much!! I hope I win it for him!
I love how it rolls around and can be controlled with a smartphone. Such a cute robot!
Huge Star Wars fan. Would love to have this little guy.
My stepdaughter is a Star Wars nut and would love this!
The noise and the roll design of shero bb8 droid.
He’s just so cute! I also like that I’d get used to what he’s like before the new movie comes out.
I like the movement and that it listens & responds. This is so neat.
I love how cute it looks and sounds, and it would definitely earn me “cool grandma” points.
I like the size of this toy and the look it is so cute.
I love that you can control it with your phone.
I love how cute the droid is. It is great that you can control it from a phone.
That I can use it with my phone. And it cute.
how you can control it!
i love how he moves.
I love how interactive and real it is! My kids would flip!!
I really enjoyed your article and love the new BB-8 character. Toys like this really are all of the big-kids dreams.. we all started out as kids in love with the movies, now we get big kid toys to wow our own kids! Great site, keep up the good work with your blog! – Scott
Awww! I love how CUTE it is! Adorable. And it has an amazing number of awesome things it can do too! My six year old son would go nuts over this cute little thing! (I’d love it too!)
My son would go nuts over this. He just love star wars.
I like that it recognizes and reacts to voice commands!”
I love how it reacts to your voice.
I think it’s adorable! My three boys would love this, all three of them loves Star Wars.
My son collects everything Star Wars so he would just love it.
It’s a robot! And it’s Star Wars!