Unboxing Sphero’s BB-8 Star Wars toy

Star Wars is giving R2-D2 some competition in the “lovable droid” category in its new movie Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. The new spherical droid is called BB-8 and fans went wild when it rolled onto the stage during Star Wars Celebration back in April of this year. When news broke that you would be able to buy a remote controlled toy that could roll around just like the real one, it came as no surprise that many wanted to get their hands on one. Forbes is already predicting big things for this diminutive product (sorry, $150 won’t buy you a life-size version).

A friend in Tokyo went out to buy it and made an unboxing video and I thought I’d pass it along since it is such a cool device. I foresee a visit to his apartment in the near future to see it in action. If you’re interested in what is inside BB-8’s toy version there’s also a tear-down over at uBreakiFix.