This hot new ‘Star Wars’ toy is your pet’s worst nightmare

Dogs and cats are feeling a great disturbance in the foyer.

 

Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Sep 5, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 12:51 am CDT

Ever since its appearance in early teasers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a rolling droid called BB-8 has been a fan favorite. This week, fans finally got the chance to buy the phone-controlled toy version for the tidy sum of $149.99.

And while some buyers were no doubt thrilled to have a piece of a forthcoming movie they hope can resuscitate their beloved space-opera franchise, many had sinister designs. Turns out Star Wars devotees are pretty sadistic, as a rule.

Well, this ought to be good. Let’s see how pets handled their new playmate:

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Orange cat and BB-8, the battle begins. Happy Force Friday!

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Eventually, it seems, some furry companions were willing to make a truce with the strange device.

Any dark Jedi would have to think twice before tangling with that duo.

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*First Published: Sep 5, 2015, 1:28 pm CDT