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These robots aren't super-intelligent androids or anything - but hey, Team at the Riken-SRK Collaboration Center for Human-Interactive Robot Research. PHOTOS: New Remote Control Chopper Droid, Ferry Droid Conversion Kit Available at Droid Depot in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland Park. 21 REMOTE CONTROL CARS OR TRUCKS - HIGH ALERT By April 2015, the BB-8 Droid was already being listed as one of the year's must-have.
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Sphero BB-8 is the 'Star Wars' toy you're looking for (hands-on) Robotic ball toy Sphero and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" astromech droid BB-8 are a match made in the Netherworld of the Force.

When the " Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer dropped last November, one little astromech droid was the talk of the town: BB-8, the adorable spherical robot spotted zipping along the desert landscape.

The robot itself was designed and puppeteered by LucasFilm, but an actual working life-size model for public appearances was created by Colorado-based toy robot company Sphero. It was a perfect fit. Sphero's eponymous robot launched in 2011, a sphere that could be remote-controlled via a smartphone app.

Now that rolling toy has been adapted into a pint-sized BB-8, with an accompanying app that allows you to drive it around and send it on tiny adventures, coming in at a suggested retail price of $150, AU$250 or £130. But can it replace R2-D2 in our hearts?

Design

The Sphero BB-8 is a plastic toy, and it looks like a plastic toy. It's not, like the droid in the film, artfully scuffed and weathered (although if you play with it enough, you might be able to achieve that effect for yourself).

While there really isn't any getting around the plastic construction, there is a pleasant heft when you pick it up, thanks to the electronics inside. Wheels, weights and a gyroscope keep the internals positioned and oriented in the same direction as you drive BB-8 around, and they're also what keep BB-8's head in place.

The internal rig includes a magnet positioned at the top of the ball, with matching magnets inside BB-8's head, which has little wheels underneath. As BB-8 rolls around, the magnets stay at the top of the ball, theoretically holding it in place, with the wheels allowing it to roll freely over the robot's body.

In practise, it doesn't quite work that way. At higher speeds, BB-8's head would slip down to one side, righting itself when the robot slowed or halted. The fact that it did always right itself, though, was impressive, and the head never actually departed from the body, no matter how many times I accidentally bumped into table legs.

BB-8 also comes with a thematically designed wireless charging cradle.

Watch this: First Unboxing of the BB-8 toy from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Features

The accompanying app, available on iOS and Android, has three functions. You can free control BB-8 with a digital joystick. This works exactly like the digital joystick in other Sphero apps. A control pad on the right-hand side of your device allows you to point the robot's front in the direction you want it to go, while the left pad allows you to move and steer. Because the software has had four years of user feedback to develop, it's very responsive and easy to use, my personal lack of dual-stick coordination notwithstanding. You can liven up the experience with ramps and other makeshift obstacles, too.

It's a lot of fun, especially because this mode comes equipped with some of BB-8's emotes, so you can make it seem scared or happy or curious, or even emote yes and no, moving its head accordingly.

The app also has built-in voice control, and you can train BB-8 to respond to your voice commands. This was a little unresponsive on the test unit, which may have had something to do with my Australian accent and the fact that the robot was brand new out of the box.

The second function is the ability to send BB-8 exploring. This allows the robot to autonomously roam, occasionally sending up little bleeps of glee or fear as it rolls around. I found it rather adorable, and it served to generate more personality and sympathy than I expected from a robotic ball.

The final feature is really cool, although also really limited. You can record a short video message on your device through the mobile app. Then, when the device is positioned with BB-8 in view of the camera, it uses augmented reality to play the message on your phone's screen beaming out from BB-8's head, like R2-D2's holographic message in "A New Hope".

While this sounds like a great opportunity to send cool messages to friends, that's not possible. The limitation is that you can only view the message on the device on which it was recorded.

Unlike previous Sphero apps, there are no games or challenges. Sphero representative Jim Booth told me that LucasFilm was keeping a lot of content under wraps until the film's release, so there was a limit to how much the team could build into the app that would be consistent with the film experience. To that end, none of the older Sphero apps are compatible with BB-8 at this time.

Booth also added that, after the film is released in cinemas in December and they know more about BB-8, the team will be able to add more content, such as games and a wider range of emotes. In the future, the other apps may also be compatible with BB-8, although that will depend on approval from Disney and LucasFilm.

While it does have its limitations, the Sphero BB-8 shows a lot of promise, and it's a pretty cool little piece of interactive film merchandise, tapping into an existing team and ecosystem. It'll make a good Christmas gift for "Star Wars" fans, or even an opportunity to treat yourself -- especially if Sphero opens up compatibility with its SPRK educational programming apps.

Источник: https://www.cnet.com/reviews/sphero-bb-8-preview/

BB-8

For other uses, see BB8.

Robot character set in the Star Wars universe

BB-8 (or Beebee-Ate) is a droid character in the Star Wars franchise, first appearing in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). He later appeared in the other two films of the sequel trilogy, Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019). He also appeared as a major supporting character in the animated series Star Wars Resistance, appearing in the first 17 episodes of season 1. He is a BB astromech droid serving the Resistance, and is owned by Poe Dameron. Spherical with a free-moving domed head, BB-8 is portrayed by both a rod puppet and a remote-controlled robotic unit. The character has been well received by critics and fans, and has become one of the most beloved and recognizable characters of the Star Wars saga in recent years.

Conception[edit]

Idea and design[edit]

BB-8's design was based on a sketch by The Force Awakens director J. J. Abrams.[3] According to special effects artist Neal Scanlan, "It was a very simple sketch, beautiful in its simplicity of a ball with this little dome on top."[4] His design included asymmetrical panels to make it easier for the viewer to track motion, because, Scanlan says, "If you had parallel patterns that ran around the circumference, they would be less informative as to the direction BB-8 was traveling".[4]

Abrams also named the character, saying, "I named him BB-8 because it was almost onomatopoeia. It was sort of how he looked to me, with the 8, obviously, and then the two B's."[5] The name was conceived early on in the film's production and was one of the few to remain unchanged.[5] Before receiving his final name, the droid was nicknamed "Surly" by the pre-production team.[3]

Constraints and realization[edit]

In August 2013, The Force Awakens cinematographer Daniel Mindel and Episode VIII director Rian Johnson each stated that Abrams would use little computer-generated imagery (CGI) and more practical, traditional special effects in order to recreate the visual realism and authenticity of the original Star Wars film.[6][7][8] To that end, the droid BB-8 was a physical prop developed by Disney Research,[9] created by Neal Scanlan and operated live on set with the actors.[10][11][12] Seven BB-8 puppets were constructed for filming.[13] The most prominent was a rod puppet, controlled by puppeteers Dave Chapman and Brian Herring. In addition, there were several radio controlled units and some static prop versions. A fully functioning, self-contained robotic unit was not practical for shooting, so most of the "walking" scenes were achieved by the puppet, with rods removed in post production. Later a self-standing remote controlled unit was constructed and used at promotional events.[2]

Description[edit]

BB-8 is a spherical robot with a free-moving domed head. It is white, with orange and silver accents and a black optical lens on its headpiece. BB-8 also possesses multiple panels containing various tools or ports. Scanlan said of the robot's personality, "We always imagined BB-8 as being quite manipulative. I think he knows he's cute. He knows that he can win people over. And he uses that, like children do, to get his own way. In this film, he has a very important mission that he has to accomplish and so he uses his personality, his coyness, and all of those things."[4] Of BB-8's gender he said, "I'm still not sure, dare I say, whether BB-8 is male or female ... BB-8 was female in our eyes. And then he or she became male. And that's all part of the evolution, not only visually, but in the way they move, how they hold themselves."[4]

Calling the robot a "Swiss Army Knife that shouldn't be trusted", he noted that while each of the BB-8's panels has a specific purpose, like a port or tool, not all of them have been absolutely defined to leave options for future films.[4]

Voice[edit]

The voice of BB-8 was supplied by comedians Bill Hader and Ben Schwartz, both credited as "BB-8 vocal consultants" in the film. The effect was created by Abrams manipulating Hader and Schwartz's voices through a talkbox attached to an iPad running a sound effects app.[14]

Appearances[edit]

In film[edit]

The Force Awakens (2015)[edit]

BB-8 was first seen in the 88-second The Force Awakensteaser trailer released by Lucasfilm on November 28, 2014.[15] Its name was revealed by Entertainment Weekly in a Lucasfilm-designed Topps-style trading cardmockup in December 2014.[16][17]

In the film, the robot is the astromech droid of the Resistance X-wing fighter pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac).[18] Poe entrusts it with a map that must be delivered to the Resistance headquarters in order to determine the whereabouts of Jedi KnightLuke Skywalker. While Poe is captured and interrogated by the sinister First Order high-ranking member Kylo Ren, BB-8 flees across the desert of the planet Jakku and finds sanctuary with the plucky scavenger Rey. Eventually Rey, the renegade stormtrooperFinn, Han Solo, and Chewbacca bring BB-8 to Resistance leader Leia Organa, and ultimately reunite him with Poe.

The Last Jedi (2017)[edit]

In The Last Jedi, BB-8 fixes Poe's X-wing weapons system by smashing his head into it. In Canto Bight, a drunken gambler repeatedly inserts coins into a slot in BB-8, thinking he is a slot machine. The droid later subdues several guards, allowing Finn and Rose to escape imprisonment. BB-8 then uses the coins to subdue a fourth guard. Later, he operates a First Order AT-ST in order to rescue Finn and Rose after they are captured by the First Order.

The Rise of Skywalker (2019)[edit]

BB-8 appeared in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker where, in mission with Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie and C-3PO on Pasaana eventually befriended a droid named D-O. Later followed them on Kef Bir and Exegol in the last war against Emperor Palpatine and the Sith Eternal. After celebrating the victory of the Resistance on Ajan Kloss, BB-8 followed Rey on Tatooine where she buried Luke and Leia's lightsabers in the Lars homestead and, in the end, the droid watched the binary sunrise along with her.

In television[edit]

Forces of Destiny (2017–18)[edit]

BB-8 makes several appearances in Star Wars Forces of Destiny.[19] In "Sands of Jakku" and "BB-8 Bandits", both of which take place shortly after Rey finds him in The Force Awakens, Rey helps the droid evade a Nightwatcher worm and several bandits. In "Tracker Trouble", the droid, Rey, Finn, and Han help to get a tracker off the Millennium Falcon shortly after leaving Jakku. In "Shuttle Shock", which takes place during the journey to Canto Bight in The Last Jedi, BB-8 is overloaded by electrical shocks from a jellyfish monster, forcing Finn and Rose to try and fix it.

Star Wars Resistance (2018–2020)[edit]

BB-8 is a supporting character in the 2018 animated TV series Star Wars Resistance.[20]

Other appearances[edit]

Related media[edit]

BB-8 is a point of view character in both the 2015 novelization of The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster,[21] and the 2017 novelization of The Last Jedi by Jason Fry. The droid also appears in the comic book series Star Wars: Poe Dameron, published by Marvel Comics in April 2016.[22]

Merchandising[edit]

The official September 4, 2015 launch of all merchandise for The Force Awakens[23][24][25] included an 11.4-centimeter-tall (4.5-inch) mobile app-enabled BB-8 robot toy developed by Sphero.[9] Sphero had participated in a Disney-run startup accelerator program in July 2014, during which Disney CEO Bob Iger showed Sphero executives on-set photos and imagery of BB-8 before anyone outside of the production team knew of the robot's existence. Sphero acquired the license in November 2014, completing the development and production of the toy in time for its September 2015 release.[26][27][28][29][30][31]Wired called the BB-8 toy "the only truly cutting-edge item" in the Force Awakens collection.[26] In 2015, Sphero sold over 1 million of the robots.[32]

Other BB-8 merchandising includes household items,[33] luggage and bags,[34][35] a life-size plush,[36] a Lego Star Wars playset called Poe's X-wing Fighter,[37][38]Hasbro's Star Wars: The Force Awakens Takodana Encounter set,[39][40] and other action figures and other toys.[35][41][42] The Lego versions of Poe and BB-8 have also appeared in the 2016 short form animated series Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rises,[43][44][45][46] and the short Poe Dameron vs the First Order Snowspeeder.[47]

Reception[edit]

Anthony Breznican of Entertainment Weekly wrote of BB-8 in November 2015, "He bowled us over immediately. From the moment Star Wars fans laid eyes on the droid with the roly-poly body and the babyface, it was love."[4] The droid has been called a breakout character of the film,[36] and of 2015.[48]Time's Alex Fitzpatrick wrote in September 2015, "As a movie character, BB-8 feels destined to become a fan favorite. Some Star Wars fans have already tattooed likenesses of the droid on various parts of their body, and the movie isn't even out until December."[28]Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times noted that "the hype for The Force Awakens has been so insane and the marketing so intense, we knew about BB-8 as a pricey and cool toy well before BB-8 ever made his big-screen debut.[49] According to Tor.com:

We haven't even seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens but we (as in: humanity) don't need to in order to know that BB-8 is the break-out star. This soccer ball that thinks it is a robot is a masterpiece of evocative design that instantly evokes a galaxy far, far away. You see BB-8, even if only in silhouette, and you immediately think Star Wars. Rey and Finn and Poe's little pal is a hint of the continuing universe that will unfold with The Force Awakens, and a promise to fans that the filmmakers of the new films have a deep understanding of what makes Star Wars fun and mythic.[50]

Peter Travers of Rolling Stone wrote that "no one can steal a scene from BB-8".[51]The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy explained that the droid "serves as a welcome robot reboot from the sidelined (but hardly vanquished) R2-D2",[52] and Emmet Asher-Perrin of Tor.com described BB-8 as "the perfect hybrid of R2-D2 and WALL-E".[53]Entertainment Weekly's Chris Nashawaty called BB-8 "that rolling gyroscopic weeble that, if possible, may out-cute R2-D2".[54]Ann Hornaday wrote in The Washington Post that "BB-8, a roly-poly little Wall-E of a creature, rolls, beeps and blinks with such puppy-ish charisma that R2-D2 and C-3PO might want to call their agents to make sure they're in the next installment.[55]Stephanie Zacharek of Time also praised BB-8:

Abrams and his team of designers and technicians introduce a new star ... A roly-poly cueball with a surprisingly expressive half-dome for a head—and a vocabulary of squeaks and squiggles that are more eloquent than mere words—BB-8 is both modernist and old-fashioned at once, a marvelous creation that could have sprung from the imagination of Jules Verne.[56]

BB-8 appeared with several other Force Awakens characters on the December 2015 cover of Rolling Stone,[57][58] and alone on the cover of the December 18, 2015 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.[59] The droid was also featured alone on one of two alternate covers of the December 14, 2015, issue of Time (the other cover featuring R2-D2).[60][61][62] This was the first time the magazine has offered two covers for editions worldwide.[60] The Time cover photographer, Marco Grob, said, "The moment you meet BB-8, you almost build some form of weird human connection. It has this really cute way of looking at you."[60]

The Force Awakens received seven Visual Effects Society Award nominations, including one for Outstanding Models in a Photoreal or Animated Project for BB-8.[63][64]

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External links[edit]

Источник: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BB-8

The 45th Annual Christmas Wish season is in full swing and we need your help to ensure that every child in the tri-state gets a visit from Santa. These are the most asked-for items that kids are obsessing over this season. Now is the best time to shop to get the best deals in town!

It's been a very difficult year for many of our neighbors and that's why we want to help bring the Christmas spirit into your home. There are so many ways that you can help in the mission. We have over 900 wish letters in the system (11/25/2021), so we have a pretty good idea of what items are the hottest of the season. If you're out shopping today or tomorrow, keep an eye out for sales on these items that children are asking for the most this holiday season.

Below are the Top 30 toys that have been requested so far. Because we know what we've purchased throughout the year, I've added a note to let you know which items that we are super low on, and need the most. Last year we handed out over 30,000 toys, hundreds of winter jackets, gloves/mittens, along with hundreds of diapers, to put it all in perspective.

Please note where it says Extra High Alert, which means we only have a few in stock and we have a hard time finding them on the store shelves. There are 281 baby dolls requested already by little girls, for example, and all we have on our shelves are little dolls.

Note where it says High Alert, which means that we have quite a few on our shelves in the Christmas Wish office, but not nearly enough to fill the demand, which is why we need more.

Everything else on the list has many requests, but because of demand, we could use more of them. Cocomelon, Pop-its, Roblox, and Gaming Headphones are new to the list this season. We have 90 children asking for Cocomelon and only have 5 in stock. We have 80 children asking for Pop-its and have 10 in stock. Roblox has requests from 52 children and we have 6 in stock. Between Gaming Headphones and regular headphones, we have 68 requests and have 11 in stock to fill Wish Letters.

Thank you in advance for helping these children have the best Christmas of their lives!

2021 MOST ASKED FOR & MOST WANTED

1 BABY DOLL & ACCESSORIES (LARGER DOLLS) - EXTRA HIGH ALERT
2 ARTS & CRAFTS
3 BIKES - HIGH ALERT
4 COATS OF ALL SIZES - EXTRA HIGH ALERT
5 BARBIE
6 LOL SURPRISE
7 PAW PATROL
8 POP-ITS - EXTRA HIGH ALERT
9 COCOMELON - EXTRA HIGH ALERT
10 DIAPERS
11 AXE SETS/ADIDAS SETS FOR TEENS - EXTRA HIGH ALERT
12 BASKETBALL - HIGH ALERT
13 DINOSAURS - HIGH ALERT
14 LEARNING TOYS - HIGH ALERT
15 HEADPHONES & GAMING HEADPHONES - EXTRA HIGH ALERT
16 MUSIC CD'S FOR TEENS
17 NERF GUNS
18 FORTNITE - HIGH ALERT
19 FOOTBALL - HIGH ALERT
20 MINECRAFT - EXTRA HIGH ALERT
21 REMOTE CONTROL CARS OR TRUCKS - HIGH ALERT
22 PJ MASK
23 MICKEY
24 EARBUDS - HIGH ALERT
25 HOT WHEELS
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Robots like R2-D2 and C-3PO captured the hearts of Star Wars fans around the world when the movie was first released. Now, the successor to those adorable robots is none other than BB-8. Its cute, round body and quirky movement mechanism easily enthralled everyone who saw it. However, what people didn’t expect is that the robot wasn’t simply CGI but a feat of good engineering. Thanks to that, kids all over the world can enjoy their own BB8 remote control toy. Which toy is ideal for your little tyke? Let’s find out.

What Is a BB8 Remote Control Toy?

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At first, the Star Wars BB-8 robot featured in The Force Awakens might have seemed like a gimmick. Most people thought it was simply CGI and that a droid like that couldn’t exist in real life. However, Disney (and several toy manufacturers) managed to prove everyone wrong when they introduced the first BB8 remote control toy.

Through this toy, you could control your little BB-8 droid and make it move just like in the movies. The body moves using a motor and wheels housed right inside the BB-8 remote control toy’s shell. Moreover, it uses either gyroscope technology or weights to stay balanced no matter where or how it moves.

On the other hand, the mysterious head that stays on manages to do so through magnets and built-in wheels. Pair that with a deluxe remote control, and you’ve got yourself a real-life BB-8! Thanks to this great design, it’s certainly the closest you’ll ever get to Star Wars robots in real life.

 

Where to Buy Star Wars BB8 Remote Control Toys

You can find Star Wars toys like the BB-8 remote control robot almost anywhere nowadays. You can easily buy a BB-8 robot online through sites like Amazon. The most notable toy manufacturer there is Sphero, but there are tons of other BB-8 droid toys out there, too.

On the other hand, you can also buy BB8 robot toys from other retail sites. You can also head directly to a manufacturer’s website, like Sphero’s, to purchase straight from the producer. If online shopping isn’t your thing, there are also BB8 remote control toys available in domestic stores.

10 Best BB8 Remote Control Toys

All that said, to eliminate the hassle of finding your own toy, we’ve round up the top 10 best BB8 remote control toys you can buy today.

 

One of the best BB8 remote control toys is the BB-8 App-Enabled Droid By Sphero which you can get with a trainer. With a watertight polycarbonate body and a 4-hour battery life, it’s the perfect toy for energetic kids to play with.

It’s also a great BB8 remote control toy for folks who need something versatile. That’s because you can control this Sphero BB-8 through either the BB-8 Droid App or Force Band. Whether you prefer something interactive or something more convenient, you can go either way in a pinch.

Some BB8 remote control toys might have cool high-end features, but they’re not always suitable for younger kids. Thankfully, the Disney Star Wars The Force Awakens BB-8 Talking Figure eliminates this problem by removing choking hazards. With it, you can safely let your three-year-old enjoy its authentic BB-8 movement, 17+ sound effects, and built-in lights.

However, while younger kids might enjoy this toy, older ones might find the effects a little boring over time. Moreover, the auto-run time frame is short, so it could disrupt playtime sometimes. Nonetheless, it’s good enough if you have a very young BB-8 superfan.

Another one of the best BB8 remote control toys comes from none other than the famed Star Wars Sphero. That’s right, we’re talking about the Original BB-8 by Sphero that all fans love and adore.

One of the coolest features this BB-8 remote control toy has is undoubtedly its free-roaming ability. Turn it on and you instantly have a pseudo-sentient robot that detects impact through various sensors. On the other hand, you can also operate it down to the last detail through the accompanying app. Add to that a rechargeable battery and voice recognition technology and you’ve got the perfect BB-8 companion at your disposal!

Buying a BB8 remote control toy can be difficult thanks to all the options available. However, if you have a three-year-old Star Wars fan, finding something that’s not a safety hazard is the top priority. If that sounds like you, look no further than the Pinjeer Star Wars BB-8 RC Remote Control Figure Robot.

Like other toys, this BB droid can roll 360°, go where you want it to, and even emit lights. However, what makes it unique is that there’s an automatic patrol feature that lets it move autonomously. You can simply watch BB-8 fumble around to find a route or play with it via remote control. Moreover, there are also various sound effects housed within its chassis, including gunshot sounds, battle sounds, and more.

The Special Edition Battle-Worn BB-8 by Sphero Including Force Band isn’t a special edition for nothing. That’s because this BB8 remote control toy introduces a variety of features that the original Sphero didn’t have. The most notable one being the Force Band which comes included in the package instead of being sold separately.

With it, you can maneuver the toy simply through gestures or use the smartphone app in case you get tired. Moreover, this BB8 remote control toy also comes with a custom design, making you the envy of all your friends. Of course, this means the Special Edition is more of a collector’s item than a toy for kids. Nonetheless, if you’re a die-hard Star Wars fan, this model is a must-have.

Another great BB8 remote control toy is the Star Wars – Hero Droid BB-8. It’s the best choice out of all the options if you want something that looks and feels realistic. That’s because the size itself is pretty large, making you feel like it’s the real BB-8. Moreover, its interactive features give some life to the otherwise mechanical-feeling robot.

What are those interactive features, you ask? Well, they exist mainly in the form of how you control the robot. There are three modes: remote control, voice recognition, and “follow me.” The first two do exactly what they claim to do and work incredibly well. However, the “follow me” is the real hooker as it makes BB-8 follow you around just like the real BB-8. Living out your Star Wars fantasies has never felt more realistic.

Another great option is none other than the Star Wars Rip N Go BB-8. However, it isn’t exactly a BB8 remote control toy because it moves via a ripcord instead of remote control. As a result, the toy only goes straight and doesn’t have interactive features like other models. Regardless, it’s a good choice if you’re a fan of both Star Wars and Beyblades made by Hasbro. Moreover, it’s also small — about 8 or 9 inches — so it’s great for display purposes or small kids.

The Star Wars The Force Awakens Remote Control BB-8 Toy is another great choice for fans of the franchise. It’s cheaper than some of the other options on this list which makes it great for folks on a budget. However, don’t expect it to come with a lot of features. This BB8 remote control toy only operates via remote control and it’s not as durable as other, more expensive alternatives. Moreover, it requires some assembly and the head magnet isn’t as strong (though it does have sound effects). Nonetheless, it’s a decent choice if you need something more affordable than the others.

Last, but not least, we have the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hyperdrive BB-8. Like other BB8 remote control toys, this one emits lights and produces sounds that make it more life-like. However, what truly makes it unique is its ability to go into “hyperdrive.”

Normally, your kid would maneuver the droid to move in various directions using the left and right joysticks. However, as it moves, the toy also builds up electricity that your child can “release” later on. This makes for tons of fun and should preoccupy your child for a long while.

What to Look for When Buying a BB8 Remote Control Toy?

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Purchasing a BB8 remote control toy can be a big investment, especially if you’re getting the more expensive variants. That’s why you must know what to look for before you hit that “purchase” button. What are some things you need to check before you make a purchase? Let’s find out.

 

Features

There are tons of BB8 remote control toys out there asking you to buy them. However, you don’t necessarily have to give them all the time of day. Narrow the list down to a few with good features that will suit your (or your child’s) needs.

For example, if your kid is on the younger side, make sure to buy one that’s not overly complicated. Tons of features are great but choking hazards and a smaller learning curve should be your top priority.

On the other hand, older kids (and adult collectors) might want more feature-rich options. For that, consider purchasing something that’s trainable, has motion sensors, and is controllable via an app. Once you narrow down your needs, you can choose from among the options based on the feature set you want.

 

Quality

Of course, one of the biggest considerations when purchasing a BB8 remote control toy is the quality. No one wants to buy something that breaks easily the next day (or worse, the same day). Hence, it’s important to check the reviews and see which models are more durable. Something built with good materials and has a nice weight to it should mostly do the trick. However, you should also balance this out with the next factor to consider.

 

Pricing

Yes, the last and arguably most important consideration is the pricing. Some of these BB8 remote control toys can be incredibly expensive, costing more than $200. If you have the money to spend then go ahead and buy the most expensive product. However, if you’re like most people, you’ll want something that’s within budget, has reasonable features, and is decently built.

 

Brighten Your Day by Getting a BB8 Remote Control Toy Today!

The world of Star Wars has certainly boosted the toy industry, but we’re not exactly complaining. After all, having your own BB8 remote control toy is pretty cool, especially if you’re a big Star Wars fan. With that said, make sure to carefully weigh your options before you choose which to buy. Once you’ve landed on a decision, you can simply wait for it to arrive and then have fun.

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Robots like R2-D2 and C-3PO captured the hearts of Star Wars fans around the world when the movie was first released. Now, the successor to those adorable robots is none other than BB-8. Its cute, round body and quirky movement mechanism easily enthralled everyone who saw it. However, what people didn’t expect is that the robot wasn’t simply CGI but a feat of good engineering. Thanks to that, kids all over the world can enjoy their own BB8 remote control toy. Which toy is ideal for your little tyke? Let’s find out.

What Is a BB8 Remote Control Toy?

bb8 remote control toys

 

At first, the Star Wars BB-8 robot featured in The Force Awakens might have seemed like a gimmick. Most people thought it was simply CGI and that a droid like that couldn’t exist in real life. However, Disney (and several toy manufacturers) managed to prove everyone wrong when they introduced the first BB8 remote control toy.

Through this toy, you could control your little BB-8 droid and make it move just like in the movies. The body moves using a motor and wheels housed right inside the BB-8 remote control toy’s shell. Moreover, it uses either gyroscope technology or weights to stay balanced no matter where or how it moves.

On the other hand, the mysterious head that stays on manages to do so through magnets and built-in wheels. Pair that with a deluxe remote control, and you’ve got yourself a real-life BB-8! Thanks to this great design, it’s certainly the closest you’ll ever get to Star Wars robots in real life.

 

Where to Buy Star Wars BB8 Remote Control Toys

You can find Star Best online trading sites toys like the BB-8 remote control robot almost anywhere nowadays. You can easily buy a BB-8 robot online through sites like Amazon. The most notable toy manufacturer there is Sphero, but there are tons of other BB-8 droid toys out there, too.

On the other hand, you can also buy BB8 robot toys from other retail sites. You can also head directly to a manufacturer’s website, like Sphero’s, to purchase straight from the producer. If online shopping isn’t your thing, there are also BB8 remote control toys available in domestic stores.

10 Best BB8 Remote Control Toys

All that said, to eliminate the hassle of finding your own toy, we’ve round up the top 10 best BB8 remote control toys you can buy today.

 

One of the best BB8 remote control toys is the BB-8 App-Enabled Droid By Sphero which you can get with a trainer. With a watertight polycarbonate body and a 4-hour battery life, it’s the perfect toy for energetic kids to play with.

It’s also a great BB8 remote control toy for folks who need something versatile. That’s because you can control this Sphero BB-8 through either the BB-8 Droid App or Force Band. Whether you prefer something interactive or something more convenient, you can go either way in a pinch.

Some BB8 remote control toys might have cool high-end features, but they’re not always suitable for younger kids. Thankfully, the Disney Star Wars The Force Awakens BB-8 Talking Figure eliminates this problem by removing choking hazards. With it, you can safely let your three-year-old enjoy its authentic BB-8 movement, 17+ sound effects, and built-in lights.

However, while younger kids might enjoy this toy, older ones might find the effects a little boring over time. Moreover, the auto-run time frame is short, so it could disrupt playtime sometimes. Nonetheless, it’s good enough if you have a very young BB-8 superfan.

Another one of the best BB8 remote control toys comes from none other than the famed Star Wars Sphero. That’s right, we’re talking about the Original BB-8 by Sphero that all fans love and adore.

One of the coolest features this BB-8 remote control toy has is undoubtedly its free-roaming ability. Turn it on and you instantly have a pseudo-sentient robot that detects impact through various sensors. On the other hand, you can also operate it down to the last detail through the accompanying app. Add to that a rechargeable battery and voice recognition technology and you’ve got the perfect BB-8 companion at your disposal!

Buying a BB8 remote control toy can be difficult thanks to all the options available. However, if you have a three-year-old Star Wars fan, finding something that’s not a safety hazard is the top priority. If that sounds like you, look no further than the Pinjeer Star Wars BB-8 RC Remote Control Figure Robot.

Like other toys, this BB droid can roll 360°, go where you want it to, and even emit lights. However, what makes it unique is that there’s an automatic patrol feature that lets it move autonomously. You can simply watch BB-8 fumble around to find a route or play with it via remote control. Moreover, there are also various sound effects housed within its chassis, including gunshot sounds, battle sounds, and more.

The Special Edition Battle-Worn BB-8 by Sphero Including Force Band isn’t a special edition for nothing. That’s because this BB8 remote control toy introduces a variety of features that the original Sphero didn’t have. The most notable one being the Force Band which comes included in the package instead of being sold separately.

With it, you can maneuver the toy simply through gestures or use the smartphone app in case you get tired. Moreover, this BB8 remote control toy also comes with a custom design, making you the envy of all your friends. Of course, this means the Special Edition is more of a collector’s item than a toy for kids. Nonetheless, if you’re a die-hard Star Wars fan, this model is a must-have.

Another great BB8 remote control toy is the Star Wars – Hero Droid BB-8. It’s the best choice out of all the options if you want something that looks and feels realistic. That’s because the size itself is pretty large, making you feel like it’s the real BB-8. Moreover, its interactive features give some life to the otherwise mechanical-feeling robot.

What are those interactive features, you ask? Well, they exist mainly in the form of how you control the robot. There are three modes: remote control, voice recognition, and “follow me.” The first two do exactly what they claim to do and work incredibly well. However, the “follow me” is the real hooker as it makes BB-8 follow you around just like the real BB-8. Living out your Star Wars fantasies has never felt more realistic.

Another great option is none other than the Star Wars Rip N Go BB-8. However, it isn’t exactly a BB8 remote control toy because it moves via a ripcord instead of remote control. As a result, the toy only goes straight and doesn’t have interactive features like other models. Regardless, it’s a good choice if you’re a fan of both Star Wars and Beyblades made by Hasbro. Moreover, it’s also small — about 8 or 9 inches — so it’s great for display purposes or small kids.

The Star Wars The Force Awakens Remote Control BB-8 Toy is another great choice for fans of the franchise. It’s cheaper than some of the other options on this list which makes it great for folks on a budget. However, don’t expect it to come with a lot of features. This BB8 remote control toy only operates via remote control and it’s not as durable as other, more expensive alternatives. Moreover, it requires some assembly and the head magnet isn’t as strong (though it does have sound effects). Nonetheless, it’s a decent choice if you need something more affordable than the others.

Last, but not least, we have the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hyperdrive BB-8. Bb 8 interactive droid with remote control other BB8 remote control toys, this one emits lights and produces sounds that make it more life-like. However, what truly makes it unique is its ability to go into “hyperdrive.”

Normally, your kid would maneuver the droid to move in various directions using the left and right joysticks. However, as it moves, the toy also builds up electricity that your child can “release” later on. This makes for tons of fun and should preoccupy your child for a long while.

What to Look for When Buying a BB8 Remote Control Toy?

BB-8

 

Purchasing a BB8 remote control toy can how to apply for a ein number in michigan a big investment, especially if you’re getting the more expensive variants. That’s why you must know what to look for before you hit that “purchase” button. What are some things you need to check before you make a purchase? Let’s find out.

 

Features

There are tons of BB8 remote control toys out there asking you to buy them. However, you don’t necessarily have to give them all the time of day. Narrow the list down to a few with good features that will suit your (or your child’s) needs.

For bb 8 interactive droid with remote control, if your kid is on the younger side, make sure to buy one that’s not overly complicated. Tons of features are great but choking hazards and a smaller learning curve should be your top priority.

On the other hand, older kids (and adult collectors) might want more feature-rich options. For that, consider purchasing something that’s trainable, has motion sensors, and is controllable via an app. Once you narrow down your needs, you can choose from among the options based on the feature set you want.

 

Quality

Of course, one of the biggest considerations when purchasing a BB8 remote control toy is the quality. No one wants to buy something that breaks easily the next day (or worse, the same day). Hence, it’s important to check the reviews and see which models are more durable. Something built with good materials and has a nice weight to it should mostly do the trick. However, you should also balance this out with the next factor to consider.

 

Pricing

Yes, the last and arguably most important consideration is the pricing. Some of these BB8 remote control toys can be incredibly expensive, costing more than $200. If you have the money to spend then go ahead and buy the most expensive product. However, if you’re like most people, you’ll want something that’s within budget, has reasonable features, and is decently built.

 

Brighten Your Day by Getting a BB8 Remote Control Toy Today!

The world of Star Wars has certainly boosted the toy industry, but we’re not exactly complaining. After all, having your own BB8 remote control toy is pretty cool, especially if you’re a big Star Wars fan. With that said, make sure to carefully weigh your options before you choose which to buy. Once you’ve landed on a decision, you can simply wait for it to arrive and then have fun.

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BB8, the successor to R2D2, is the new cute droid from Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens.

At first, we all thought it was just a CGI trick, but when this robot rolled out on stage at the Star Wars celebration, everyone td ameritrade com ameritrade flipped out.

First of all, nobody was expecting it, and we all thought they would never be able to make this thing come to life. But it turns out there were several puppeteer models used in the movie.

Since toy manufacturers started producing authentic-looking BB8 figurines, kids, teenagers, and even adults are now looking for the best remote control BB8 toys on the market.

BB8 Remote Control: Amazon Best Sellers

If you’re in a hurry, take a look at these Amazon Best Sellers. Otherwise, keep reading!

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The Best Remote Control BB8 Star Wars for December 2021

If you need help deciding which remote-controlled bb8 droid you need, here is a list of the top 10 toys on the market. May the force be with you.

Here are the top 10 Best Remote Control BB8 Star Wars for December 2021.

1. Original BB-8 By Sphero -Best BB8 Droid

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The hottest BB8 remote control toy on the market. These droids sell like hotcakes at Christmas, and one can clearly see why. This app-enabled robot is advanced and authentic.

The round ball can be controlled by an Android or iPhone app. Sphero worked with Lucasfilm to put a head on the ball that created this real-life robot.

The results were amazing. They turned the original Sphero into a Bb 8 interactive droid with remote control toy that was used in the movie. It has lots of cool interactive features and mobility.

When left on free roam, it knows when it bumps into things thanks to the impact sensors. As it zooms around, it shows off its personality. You can control its movement or let it do its own thing.

We know that people think of BB8 as a toy, but Sphero kind of made it into a droid. This toy has a mini CPU with its own operating system. In the app, connect this bot first and calibrate it.

When finished, you will now have full access and control of this bot with the app. It also has voice recognition. You don’t need an additional battery as this one has a built-in rechargeable battery and comes with an induction charging stand.

It’s also compatible with the bb 8 interactive droid with remote control Force Band and can be controlled via gestures. You can view holographic messages with the app and send funny emojis to others.

Highlighted Features

  • A programmable droid that is more than just a toy.
  • An app-controlled robot with different modes and controls.
  • Ultra-thick polycarbonate shell, which is also waterproof.
  • It has 30 year fixed refinance rates jumbo that can sense its surroundings.

2. Disney Star Wars The Force Awakens Best BB8 Toy

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The Disney store BB8 is nice and big, and it’s probably the simplest option if you are just a toy that rolls around. It’s not remote or app-controlled.

You press the button on top or put it into the sound-activated mode and make noises at it. This one doesn’t move like the one in the movie and relies on its large roller underneath.

The best part is that it is the largest and most accurate version you will probably see on the market unless Sphero makes their version big enough. Till then, this is probably closest to the actual thing.

According to the box, it can make 17 different droid noises. It’s kind of cute when you see it roaming, turning its head, and making different sounds.

The wheel on the bottom allows this toy to roll back and forth. Instead of sensors, a weird button on the front acts as its collision sensor to back away from walls.

It doesn’t move very fast, and it is heavy. Plus, it won’t explode when you drop it. The extra weight is useful for demolition and also to keep itself upright.

This one comes with the 4 AA batteries that it needs. This toy talks, lights up and responds to music. It is also one of the coolest Star Wars collectibles on the market because of its large size and exceptional durability.

It is tough enough to stand up to typical toddler abuse. This BB8 moves better on hardwood floors and does passably on the carpet.

Highlighted Features

  • Extremely well made and will last for years.
  • Sound activation and button activation modes.
  • It can play more than 17 different sound effects.
  • It lights up and is a great collectible for Star Wars fans.

3. Star Wars – Hero Droid BB-8 – Fully Interactive BB8 Remote Control Droid

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The Hero Droid is a perfect toy with fairly decent moves, looks cute when rolling around the house, and has some cool interactive features, making it one of the best bb8 interactive toys!

The static display is very lifelike, and the size is almost the same or at least 75% similar to the real one. There isn’t a single toy with the same size and interactive features as the one shown on the big screen.

With the Hero Droid, you will instantly feel the real one come to life. In terms of its mechanical function, the overall design is awe-inspiring.

It has a robust drive system, but the magnets on the head could have been better. But the head will stay on and won’t fall off unless you bump it hard enough.

Aesthetic-wise, it is very close to the real thing. This bb8 robot has 3 control modes. The RC control mode, voice command mode, and follow me mode.

The voice recognition mode is better south carolina bank and trust online banking what the Disney store offers, and the R/C mode works pretty well. The central button on the remote will make the droid do some random animation.

It is also aware of its own movement and will constantly try to correct itself, always to face head up. The follow-me mode allows this robot to roll alongside you, just like in the movies.

Highlighted Features

  • This remote-controlled bb 8 droid has 3 control modes.
  • Unique Follow Me mode.
  • The Last Jedi sound effects and authentic lights.
  • Premium paint application that gives it an authentic look.

4. Special Edition battle-worn BB8 Robot Remote Control By Sphero With Force Band

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This is the special edition version of the original Sphero BB-8 with a new finish, a bunch of really cool features, and the included Force Band. There are a lot of ways you can control it, perform different tricks, and lots more.

Because this is the special edition version, you will get a few things that you won’t find with your run-off-the-mill bb8. For instance, you get the Force Band which is normally sold separately.

With this band, you can control the BB8 droid toy remote control by just moving your arm around. The coolest part about this robot is the custom paint job.

It mimics the battle-worn exterior of the original Droid on the film. This aesthetic reflects the wear and tear of trekking across the galaxy. Even the charging bed got some upgraded paint works.

It comes in a really awesome package that combines everything. The metal tin, the Force Band, the charging dock, and the BB-8 are worth collecting just for the cosmetic look of the ball.

The Force Band is a really cool attribute because you can use this to control this droid by just moving around your arm, waving, pushing, and pulling.

It is adjustable and will fit on pretty much any wrist. Even this band has that battle-worn paint job.

Highlighted Features

  • You can control this robot with a smartphone, tablet, or Force Band.
  • Authentic battle-worn looks with an impressive paint job.
  • It comes with the special edition Force Band.
  • Great attention to detail with a beautiful matte finish.

5. Star Wars The Force Awakens RC BB-8 Toy

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This is a less sophisticated and also less expensive version of a BB-8 toy. Instead of an app, this one is controlled by a bb 8 interactive droid with remote control. It’s bigger and slower and also somewhat less durable than the Sphero model.

Shake the bot gently to turn it on and hold it upside down for 2 seconds to turn it off. The motor needs four AA batteries, and the remote needs two AAA batteries.

It doesn’t come pre-assembled but assembling this one is very easy. The control is pretty simple. The remote has four gpa requirements for south carolina state university, forward, backward, left turn, and right turn.

It’s an infrared remote, and there are multiple holes on the body to receive the signal from the remote. The magnets on this one aren’t powerful, and it is easier to knock the head off by accident.

In this model, you need the head. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be able to tell which way this bot will second round of stimulus check update. Because it is bigger, it can go on the carpet, but hard surfaces are still better.

It’s also kind of wobbly as it moves around, and sometimes it doesn’t move in a straight line. The rolling sound is rougher than most BB-8 RC toys in this list, and that’s partly due to the surface being detailed.

It doesn’t have a smooth surface, the Sphero. As you control it, it will make a lot of different droid sounds. Even if you let it sit for a while, it will automatically make some noises on its own.

Highlighted Features

  • It makes cute droid sounds when it moves or when it is sitting idle.
  • It has a more detailed paint job.
  • Bigger in size and rolls at a steady pace.
  • It’s a fun toy with simple controls.

6. Star Wars Big FIGS Episode VII Massive 18″ BB8 Droid Remote Control

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The biggest BB-8 action figure you will find on the market. It is 18-inches tall and has a highly detailed paint job. This big figure is fun and interactive with spring-loaded arms and authentic movie lights. But it doesn’t roll like the real one.

Some of you might argue that it’s not an actual BB-8 figure because of the lack of a rolling mechanism.

Well, it’s partially true. But you have to keep in mind that rolling a giant 18-inch ball while keeping its head attached will probably cost more than 1000 dollars.

It’s not easy to make a stable droid of this size. But this action figure has a movie-like appearance, and if you are looking to get this fun little guy, here are a few things to keep in mind.

As I’ve said before, it doesn’t roll, and the head doesn’t move on its own, but you can manually tilt it and spin it. It feels and looks https www angrybirds com activation key durable with no easy-to-break-off parts.

The antenna on its body is made out of bendy material, and it is also removable. It is half the size of the original Bb 8 interactive droid with remote control figure, which makes it a great collectible for home display.

It’s a perfect toy for kids to have adventures and pretend play. It can also take some beating because of its durable construction.

This one is great for small kids and adults who want to display this action figure in their man cave. There is a button on its head that you can press, and this bot will make noises.

Highlighted Features

  • Open the hatch, and the spring-loaded head pops up.
  • You can move and tilt the head manually.
  • Lights up and makes noises.
  • 18-inches tall, which is half the size of the original one.

7. Best BB8 Robot Bb 8 interactive droid with remote control Droid By Sphero With Trainer

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This programmable, trainable, app-enabled droid is a masterpiece from Sphero. This is the same Sphero model, but this time around, it comes with a Droid Trainer.

Just the previous model that comes with the Roslyn savings bank east meadow Band has a special item inside the box. It has a clean and shiny appearance, and some of you might like it, some of you might don’t.

It comes with its own special charging dock and charges through induction. The unique part is that if you own the R2D2 or the BB-9E, you can control all of them with one app and have them interact with each other.

There is also the very cool “watch with me” feature where you sit back and enjoy Star Wars sage films with your bb8 and see him reacting to what’s happening on the screen.

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room, meaning which is the Droid Trainer. It is a raised platform with a curved indentation for your droid to sit in and roll around without running off all around the house.

It’s just a dedicated spot for keeping the robot in one place as you try out its different features. This feature comes in handy, especially if you don’t have much space to work with.

The droid trainer keeps bb8 from taking off on you when you don’t pnc bank credit card processing him to, and it allows him to roll pretty much as fast as he wants in any direction, without ever really going anywhere.

Highlighted Features

  • It can interact with other droids.
  • Has its own droid trainer.
  • You can explore the interior of the resistance ships virtually via the app.
  • Use the Sphero Edu app to program character-specific commands.

8. Star Wars Rip N Go BB-8

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The Rip N Go is a Beyblade-inspired BB-8 from Hasbro. If you are into collecting astromech figures, you could add this one to your collection.

If you intend to pick this guy up for display purposes, it will probably work great and look cool sitting on your shelf. Overall detail on this one is pretty good and doesn’t have any shiny, plasticky appearance.

It comes with a whole bunch of authentic sounds from the movie, and it sounds great. This model takes two AAA batteries, and the port is on the back.

When you insert the ripcord, it makes some noise, and that’s just it. Your battle droid is ready to go into hyperdrive. Another cool feature you can play around with is the Hasbro Star Wars Studio FX app.

Take a video with your smartphone of your bb8 rolling, and you can use the app to add special effects to create your own movie. It’s approximately 8 to 9-inches tall and is a great little pull-toy for kids to have fun is corn fed beef good for you is a fun little toy to play with, but it bb 8 interactive droid with remote control have interactive features other than making noise and going straight.

It’s also cheap, and if you get bored with it, you can always add it to your collection of vehicles, lightsabers, and playsets.

Highlighted Features

  • Very clear and authentic movie sounds.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • This hyperdrive bb8 moves fast when you let it rip.
  • A very inexpensive toy that you can add to your collection.

9. Star Wars BB-8 plush toy

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A straightforward plush toy from Disney that you can buy as a Christmas gift. It doesn’t have any interactive features, and it doesn’t roll around. Just a soft and cuddly plush toy that can stand on its own.

Good for room decoration or if you are into Star Wars collectibles. The head is movable, and that’s the only movable part of this plush toy. It has a good quality with the official Disney/merchandise tag on it.

This stuffed toy isn’t for a true BB-8 fan, but it isn’t disappointing. Great for small kids who like to throw stuff. It has a foam fill that makes it squishy, and the appearance is very close to the real thing.

This one has embroidered accents with silky print fabric that highlights all its beautiful designs. As far as design, it is just like the movie.

Apart from the head, there is no articulation, but it is a very comfortable and huggable, and fun toy to have around. It is great for display, and the size is close to the original BB-8 droid size.

Highlighted Features


10. Juguetronica Bladez Inflatable Star Wars Droid BB-8

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The last bb8 robot on this list, and this time, it’s the Juguetronica Bladez. It’s an official Star Wars merchandise that you can control with a remote. This remote-control bb-8 droid can move in any direction and requires no app.

The head always stays on top and doesn’t move. It can make 14 different sounds that are realistic and impressive. It’s also inflatable, so if you want to store it somewhere, you can deflate it and do so.

This toy is 43 cm in height which is a fair size and good for display purposes. The toy itself needs 4 AA batteries, and the control requires 2 AAA batteries.

It doesn’t have any choking hazard rating, which means it is perfectly safe for toddlers. This inflatable toy is also very durable and doesn’t lose air. The controls are easy to use, and you can also turn off the sounds.

The noises that it makes aren’t that loud but having a turn-off switch is certainly better. If you don’t prefer the delicate models, Sphero provides and want something simple, easier to control, and bigger, this is the one.

Highlighted Features

  • Easy to use controls.
  • Inflatable toy.
  • Can move in any direction.
  • You can turn off the sound.

What’s a BB8 Toy?

If you are a true die-hard Star Wars fan, I’m sure you already know gpa requirements for south carolina state university now. An Astromech droid designed with mechanical organisms for maximum cuteness.

In the movie, the BB-8 is an emotional support companion. And also, the best companion for Poe when he is out on missions and needs a partner to keep his cool.

The best pilot in the galaxy needs the cutest spaceship servicing robot. When you take that robot and make it into a toy, you get a BB8 toy.

Like many of you out there, I’m a huge Star Wars fan, and when the Force Awakened was released, Sphero, along with Disney, partnered with BB-8.

A remote-controlled ball that you can control from your app. It is easily the most popular product to launch on force Friday.


What To Look For Before Getting?

Everyone is into Star Wars these days, and that’s why stores are filled up with merchandise that is either official or just a cheap knockoff of the original one.

After Force Awakening, the BB-8 droid has gained so much popularity that literally everyone is buying the remote-controlled droid robot.

But just like any other toys on the market, you don’t want to spend your hard-earned money on a toy for you (yes, even adults need toys) or for your kid that will break after using for a couple of days.

Sometimes you will just get bored after a few hours, and that thing you just purchased will be sitting in a corner collecting dust. So, if you want to get the most bang for your buck, I suggest you go through this buyer’s guide.

Features 

There are delicate feature-rich BB-8 robots, and plush toys don’t do a single thing.

Some models are in-between with some interactive features but not as delicate as the programmable, trainable, motion-sensing, app-controlled models like Sphero makes.

So, before you buy one, think for a moment and decide what features you will really need and if it will be too complicated for your kid to understand.

You could also go with basic Star Wars remote control bb-8 toys that don’t require an app to run but has enough fun activities to make the purchase worthwhile.

Topic of Interest 

There is no point in getting a bb-8 figure if you are not a fan of Star Wars. If all you need is a robot that you can control with a remote, there are cheaper alternatives out there.

Plus, you don’t have to pay the premium for the trademarked merchandise.

Price

As I’ve said before, not all of them are the same, and the most advanced feature-rich model will be expensive. If your child is really into the BB-8 character, then it is probably worth it.

If not, you could get a simpler model, and they will be over the moon with whatever you give them.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How does the BB-8 robot work? It’s a ball with a motor and wheels inside and uses gyroscope technology or weights to keep its balance.

2. How does the head stay on? The head is attached to the sphere by magnets, and it has wheels underneath.

3. Do I need batteries, or does the bb-8 toy comes with rechargeable ones? It depends on the model; some require additional AA or AAA batteries while others have a rechargeable battery built-in with their own charging dock.


Final Verdict

So, if you are looking for the most accurate droid on the market, Sphero is the only option right now because they provide the most lifelike interactive features, and the special edition has an amazing paint job.

The only downside would be that their products are kind of small, even smaller than what other competitors are offering. But no one can beat the durability and toughness of a Sphero BB-8 Droid.

With that being said, this list contains the current best remote control bb8 droids on the market both for budget pickers and die-hard fans who are looking to add some cool-looking Star Wars collectibles.


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The 45th Annual Christmas Wish season is in full swing and we need your help to ensure that every child in the tri-state gets a visit from Santa. These are the most asked-for items that kids are obsessing over this season. Now is the best time to shop to get the best deals in town!

It's been a very difficult year for many of our neighbors and that's why we want to help bring the Christmas spirit into your home. There are so many ways that you can help in the mission. We have over 900 wish letters in the system (11/25/2021), so we have a pretty good idea of what items are the hottest of the season. If you're out shopping today or tomorrow, keep an eye out for sales on these items that children are asking for the most this holiday season.

Below are the Top 30 toys that have been requested so far. Because we know what we've purchased throughout the year, I've added a note to let you know which items that we are super low on, and need the most. Last year we handed out over 30,000 toys, hundreds of winter jackets, gloves/mittens, along with hundreds of diapers, to put it all in perspective.

Please note where it says Extra High Alert, which means we only have a few in stock and we have a hard time finding them on the store shelves. There are 281 baby dolls requested already by little girls, for example, and all we bb 8 interactive droid with remote control on our shelves are little dolls.

Note where it says High Alert, which means that we have quite a few on our shelves in the Christmas Wish office, but not nearly enough to fill the demand, which is why we need more.

Everything else on the list has many requests, but because of demand, we could use more of them. Cocomelon, Pop-its, Roblox, and Gaming Headphones are new to the list this season. We have 90 children asking for Cocomelon and only have 5 in stock. We have 80 children asking for Fifth third bank in south chicago heights and have 10 in stock. Roblox has requests from 52 children and we have 6 in stock. Between Gaming Headphones and regular headphones, we have 68 requests and have 11 in stock to fill Wish Letters.

Thank you in advance for helping these children have the best Christmas of their lives!

2021 MOST ASKED FOR & MOST WANTED

1 BABY DOLL & ACCESSORIES (LARGER DOLLS) - EXTRA HIGH ALERT
2 ARTS & CRAFTS
3 BIKES - HIGH ALERT
4 COATS OF ALL SIZES - EXTRA HIGH ALERT
5 BARBIE
6 LOL SURPRISE
7 PAW PATROL
8 POP-ITS - EXTRA HIGH ALERT
9 COCOMELON - EXTRA HIGH ALERT
10 DIAPERS
11 AXE SETS/ADIDAS SETS FOR TEENS - EXTRA HIGH ALERT
12 BASKETBALL - HIGH ALERT
13 DINOSAURS - HIGH ALERT
14 LEARNING TOYS - HIGH ALERT
15 HEADPHONES & GAMING HEADPHONES - EXTRA HIGH ALERT
16 MUSIC CD'S FOR TEENS
17 NERF GUNS
18 FORTNITE - HIGH ALERT
19 FOOTBALL - HIGH ALERT
20 MINECRAFT - EXTRA HIGH ALERT
21 REMOTE CONTROL CARS OR TRUCKS - HIGH ALERT
22 PJ MASK
23 MICKEY
24 EARBUDS - HIGH ALERT
25 HOT WHEELS
26 BABY SHARK
27 ROBLOX - EXTRA HIGH ALERT
28 UNICORNS
29 POKEMON - HIGH ALERT
30 TOYS TO HELP BABIES WALK - HIGH ALERT

And, get ready! The Christmas Wish office is going to open in our new location. Come see us starting on December 1st, 2021, in the old Shoe Stop location in Towne Square North. It's very easy to find us by Big Lots and Buffalo Wild Wings. It's going to be an amazing season!

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The Holiday Season has begun and now there are just 24 days until Christmas! We certainly don't want to rush the Holiday Season, and in the hope that you have time to enjoy some Holiday TV specials, we list tonight's (Wednesday, December 1st's) Holiday TV Programming. Note you don't have to "dress san jose airport closed in your holiday jammies or wear elf ears, but you get bonus points with your significant other if you do, or they'll think you're a complete weirdo!

NBC

  • 8 p.m. - 89th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center
  • 9 p.m. - Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Comes Around

CW

  • 8 p.m. - Beebo Saves Christmas
  • 9 p.m. - World's Funniest Animals: Christmas

CBC

  • 8 p.m. - A Christmas Letter

OWN

  • 8 p.m. - A Chestnut Family Christmas
  • 10 p.m. - One Fine Christmas

Lifetime

  • 6 p.m. - Christmas on Ice
  • 8 p.m. - Match Made in Mistletoe
  • 10 p.m. - Baking Spirits Bright

Freeform

  • 5:50 p.m. - Home Alone
  • 8:20 p.m. - Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Food Network

  • 7 p.m. - Guy's Grocery Games (Seasonings Greetings)
  • 8 p.m. - Guy's Grocery Games (Judge's Holiday: Ultimate Naughty List)

AMC

  • 7 p.m. - Fred Claus
  • 8 p.m. - Four Christmases
  • 10 p.m. - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

FX

  • 6 p.m. - The Night Before
  • 8 p.m. - Office Christmas Party

Hallmark

  • 6 p.m. - If I Only Had Christmas
  • 8 p.m. - Making Spirits Brights
  • 10 p.m. - The Christmas Contest

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

  • 6 p.m. - A Homecoming for the Holidays
  • 8 p.m. - Time for Them to Come Home for Christmas
  • 10 p.m. - Deliver By Christmas

 

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