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BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« on: April 20, 2015, 08:00 PM »
It sounds like there will be a Sphero version of BB-8 for $150 this September.



http://toyland.gizmodo.com/is-this-our-first-look-at-spheros-official-the-force-aw-1698993843
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2015, 12:26 AM »
Yeah, I'll be buying this.

My boys loved the Hasbro Interactive R2-D2 back in the day... in fact my 3-year old loves him now.  Carries n conversations with him as he beeps and whistles at her.  She will definitely love BB-8. :)
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2015, 01:10 AM »
That's going to scare the **** out of my dog!
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #3 on: September 2, 2015, 03:55 PM »
Sphero is still not saying anything about BB-8 but here is the box for it. You control it via bluetooth on your phone.

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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #4 on: September 2, 2015, 03:57 PM »
He has been found at Best Buy for $149.99

https://twitter.com/hashtag/bb8



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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #5 on: September 2, 2015, 04:38 PM »
Sounds cool. For some reason I was thinking there was supposed to be a more "actual size" version of BB-8 coming out, but both this and the Target ones are smaller.

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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #6 on: September 2, 2015, 05:49 PM »
This one is q-ball size just like the regular Sphero.
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #7 on: September 2, 2015, 06:10 PM »
Sounds cool. For some reason I was thinking there was supposed to be a more "actual size" version of BB-8 coming out, but both this and the Target ones are smaller.

I agree.  I might wait on this too.
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #8 on: September 3, 2015, 12:26 PM »
It looks pretty cool, but it's definitely on the small side.  The hosts of the Global Unboxing were playing around with one on set and it looks nice.
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« Reply #9 on: September 3, 2015, 01:40 PM »
What exactly does it do? I want one, but I might get bored with it pretty quick.
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #10 on: September 3, 2015, 09:53 PM »
At 12:01am ET tonight, I'll be able to put up the press release Sphero sent... but it works a LOT like the existing Sphero toy if you want a hint at some of the basics.

I'm really looking forward to it.  I've had a chance to play with one of their Ollie robots and it was a very durable fun little robot.  EAsy to control and very mobile on the street, hardwood floor, concrete driveway, carpet, etc.
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #11 on: September 4, 2015, 12:49 AM »
Sphero Video:
https://youtu.be/-1Y2WfcCb4M

Sphero Press Release:
Meet BB-8  - the spherical, loyal Astromech Droid  of Resistance pilot Poe Dameron. The app-enabled BB-8 is as authentic to the Star Wars  galaxy as it is technologically advanced. Set it to patrol and watch your Droid explore autonomously, make up your own adventure and guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings. BB-8 has something unlike any other robot - an adaptive personality that changes as you play. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands. BB-8 is more than a toy - it's your companion.

The BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero will be available starting Force Friday in the US at:
•   Disney
•   Sphero.com
•   Apple
•   Brookstone
•   BedBath&Beyond
•   Best Buy
•   Marbles
•   Sprint
•   Amazon


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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #12 on: September 5, 2015, 12:29 AM »
I have the Sphero BB-8 on order, this droid is selling out fast... seems to be the toy of the year!  ;D

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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #13 on: September 6, 2015, 10:19 AM »
I have the Sphero BB-8 on order, this droid is selling out fast... seems to be the toy of the year!  ;D

Where did you order from?  Is it $150 pretty much everywhere?  Disney was already sold out on FF as well. 
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Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« Reply #14 on: September 6, 2015, 10:25 AM »
I heard that even Bed, Bath & Beyond had these.  Downside to that, though, is that you couldn't use those 20% off coupons for BB-8.
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