With Star Wars: The Force Awakens only three months away, this fall marks the beginning of an awesome onslaught of Star Wars merchandise.
Since the franchise first began in the ’70s, it has cleverly worked hand in hand with marketing execs to bring the world endless Star Wars toys, games, clothes, and more. Already this year, we’ve seen Star Wars soup, Star Wars Crocs, and now, the good stuff is officially rolling in. Literally.
Among the most highly anticipated aspects of the upcoming movie, fans are most excited to see details of the First Order, that incredible trifurcated lightsaber, and, of course, the adorable new droid BB-8. Luckily for dedicated techie fans, the wait is already over to bring BB-8 into their homes, because a miniature version of the rolling droid is already available, thanks to Disney and Sphero toys.
For $149.99, fans can purchase this amazing new piece of the Star Wars cannon once sales start in Apple Stores (and online, most likely) on Friday, September 4, which is already being called “Force Friday.” The high-tech, gyroscopically-propelled droid which is completely operated via a smartphone or other handheld device, bring toys and robotics together in a way that Sphero hopes to continue pursuing in the future.
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