Sphero’s adorably fun BB-8 is $50 off today

It’s been well over a year since The Force Awakens introduced a whole new lineup of sweet merch, and the hottest toy to come out of it all is still Sphero’s BB-8 robot. (Sorry, Chewbacca mom.) 

The app-controlled Droid is the closest thing we have to a real BB-8, and now you can get one for $99.99, thanks to a sweet Cyber Week deal on Amazon.

Sphero’s version of BB-8 moves through an app on your phone, but it’s much more sophisticated than your average remote-control robot. But to start, he can fly 4.5 mph at a 100-foot range.

This toy has an adaptive personality that changes over time as you play. It records and projects holograms, and, just like you, reacts to Star Wars movies with a bunch of excited sounds when they play. 

BB-8 now even has a companion smartwarch. Sphero recently introduced the Star Wars Force band, which controls BB-8 without your phone—like a real Jedi.

A toy this high-tech normally costs $149.99, but you can get one for $50 off while this deal or supplies last. This is a hot holiday item, so it will likely sell out quickly at this price.

Buy it here.


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Christine Burkson

Christine Burkson

Christine Burkson is the Senior Ecommerce Manager of the Daily Dot. Her work focuses on product reviews, Amazon deals, and online shopping. She previously served as an editor at Mashable, where she helped build the site's viral news section, and Yahoo, where she focused on DIY culture. Her work has also appeared on Bustle.