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'Star Wars' droids galore: R2-D2, new BB-9E app-controlled toys unveiled - Toronto Sun

BB-8 is getting some company this Force Friday as Sphero is adding more app-enabled toy droids to its Star Wars lineup. The company that brought the odd, ball-shaped robot from Star Wars: The Force Awakens to life as a working toy, is releasing two new ...and more »

R2-D2 and BB-8's evil twin join Sphero's Star Wars drivable droids - New Atlas

Star Wars Episode VIII is just around the corner, and you can bet your BB unit that Disney will take that opportunity to unleash a galaxy's worth of new merchandise. Chief among them is Sphero's line of app-controlled droids, which has now expanded ...and more »

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR headset dares you to fight like a Jedi - CNET

The augmented reality headset lets Star Wars fans fight Darth Vader in a lightsaber battle, play Holochess and more. by. Xiomara Blanco. August 31, 2017 8:00 AM PDT. 36. A galaxy of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' toys for Force Friday. Now Playing: Watch ...and more »

I Slayed Star Wars Villains With This New AR Lightsaber Setup - Gizmodo

Flashlights and toy lightsaber might do a decent job of making you feel like a Jedi when you're twelve, and fancy prop reproductions might do the job when you're adult. But it is all still make believe. You're not taking on Darth Vader in your living ...and more »

Sphero's new Star Wars toys include R2-D2 and a new droid from 'The Last Jedi' - TechCrunch

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 ...and more »

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges. Fight Vader in Augmented Reality - Ubergizmo

#IFA2017 – Lenovo and Disney have announced Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, a new augmented reality (AR) game experience produced by Disney and powered by Lenovo's hardware. The hardware consists of the Lenovo Mirage AR headset, Lightsaber Controller, and ...and more »

Do Force Friday's 'Last Jedi' Toys Reveal New Plot Information? - Hollywood Reporter

With Force Friday II just a day away, details are emerging about what Star Wars: The Last Jedi merchandise is about to hit the shelves, including a wave of Lego kits based on the movie. This can mean only one thing: It's time to comb the Lego ...and more »

This Is the R2-D2 Robot Toy I've Dreamed About Since I Was a Kid - Gizmodo

Like millions of other kids around the world, after seeing the original trilogy, R2-D2 instantly became my favorite Star Wars character. He seemed like the perfect sidekick, but the real Artoo was from a galaxy far, far away from mine, and the toy ...and more »

May the #ForceFriday be with you: New droids and drones highlight marketing blitz - BNN

Two squadrons of little Star Wars drones fly through the air in a Brooklyn, N.Y., event space, blasting each other with lasers within the net-lined battle zone. The scoreboard keeps a tally as pro-pilots whip their X-Wings and TIE Fighters around ...and more »

Meet R2-D2 and BB-9E, Sphero's new 'Star Wars' toys - Engadget

R2-D2 needs no introduction, but you're probably wondering who this BB-9E character is. Well, it's essentially an evil version of BB-8, the First Order's very own rolling droid. It hasn't been confirmed yet, but there's a good chance we'll see BB-9E in ...and more »