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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 »

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': BB-8's Evil Twin Represents a Moment of Genius - Hollywood Reporter

Forget Phasma, Snoke or even Rose Tico — the Force Friday II rollout has already revealed who the biggest breakout star of December's Star Wars: The Last Jedi is going to be, and it's BB-8 gone bad … Well, almost. BB-9E, a First Order astromech droid ...and more »

Sphero just made the best R2-D2 robot ever - CNET

I know the drill by now: Sphero, makers of adorable and sometimes expensive robotic toys, can make adorable Disney characters come to life. The company's app-connected BB-8 wowed everyone, and this year's Lightning McQueen was even more ...and more »

Lenovo's AR Headset Brings Lightsaber Duels to Smartphones - PCMag

BERLIN—Using a smartphone to power a virtual reality headset is not a new concept, but the idea of using it for augmented reality is certainly unique. Unlike other smartphone-powered headsets on the market, like the Samsung Gear VR and Google ...and more »

'Star Wars: Jedi Challenges' review - Digital Trends

If a Star Wars film a year isn't enough to satisfy your appetite for a galaxy far, far away, perhaps taking the mantle of a Jedi will. Disney and Lenovo have teamed up for Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, an augmented reality game where players wield a ...and more »

Hasbro's Star Wars Force Link brings Luke Skywalker to life - CNET

When the Force Link is with you, these new Star Wars toys come to life. Hasbro unveiled the Star Wars Force Link line Thursday. You can play with this series of toys and playsets on their own, but if you use a special wristband they'll play sound ...and more »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Evil New Droid Had a Much Better Name While Filming - Gizmodo

If, like us, you've been buried under a mountain of news about the new Star Wars toys, then you've probably been introduced to BB-9E, a sinister First Order BB-Unit who will appear in The Last Jedi. Everyone's already calling him the evil twin of BB-8 ...and more »

Lenovo Unveils Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR Experience Package - Android Headlines

Following the introduction of its new Explorer headset, Lenovo, along with Disney have today announced the launch of Star Wars: Jedi Challenges. This is in effect, an all-in-one augmented reality (AR) package which looks to bring Stars Wars action ...and more »

Walmart, Target, Toys R Us bet big on 'Star Wars' Force Friday - Retail Dive

Walmart, Target and Toys R Us will be looking to get a boost in traffic from Star Wars fans as part of the "Force Friday II" weekend beginning Sept. 1. Some 20,000 U.S. stores will be part of an augmented reality game designed to drive shoppers into ...and more »