Star Wars BB-9E by Sphero is the latest droid release from Sphero.
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Hands on Sphero R2-D2 and BB-9E Star Wars: The Last Jedi droidsCool remote control robots that are compatible with Sphero's educational programming apps, Artoo and his new friend might be the droids you're looking for. Orbotix's impressive Sphero 2.0 and Ollie rolling robots started out as educational toys but the gadget maker lost its way in recent years, focusing more on movie tie-ins with limited functionality or educational value like BB-8, Lightning McQueen and Spider-man.
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Sphero's awesome R2-D2 robot does the one thing no other's done beforeThere has never been an R2-D2 toy quite like this. Sphero, the company that helped bring the scene-stealing BB-8 to life in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and then delivered a tiny, but lively BB-8 robot toy, is breaking the traditional Sphero ball mold with a pitch-perfect 1:24 scale R2-D2 toy robot.
Sphero's 'Last Jedi'-themed BB-9E robot is BB-8's evil twinEverything you need to know about the Sphero BB-9E, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs, and predictions from CNET.
Sphero's new toy shows off BB-9E, an unknown droid in Star Wars: The Last JediSphero's back to making Star Wars toys. To mark the upcoming release of The Last Jedi, the company is introducing a BB-8 counterpart: BB-9E, a dark droid from the new movie. It works in the same way Sphero's BB-8 toy does; users can drive BB-9E around, watch Star Wars movies with it (the droid doesn't have a gender yet), and have it patrol an area.
Sphero's new Star Wars toys include R2-D2 and a new droid from 'The Last Jedi'Star Wars and Sphero were a match made in heaven. The company had spent a few years in relative startup obscurity when Disney came along with the design for a new droid debuting in the upcoming trilogy. The resulting BB-8 remote control device changed the company's fortunes overnight.