The Curious Adventures of BB-8 will melt even the coldest droid’s heart

Sphero is taking the most popular toy of 2015 on a series of adventures.

Feb 29, 2020, 2:51 pm*

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Aja Romano

Not content with producing one of the most popular toys of 2015, Sphero, maker of the app-controlled BB-8 toy, has sent its little guy on an adventure quest on YouTube.

The Curious Adventures of BB-8 is a short webseries that began airing last month on Sphero’s YouTube channel. In the super-short clips, the droid—the clear star of the new film Star Wars: The Force Awakensinteracts with various objects, from hedgehogs to record players:

Inquisitive and adorable, BB-8 by Sphero is a little Droid exploring a brave new world. See what happens when an Astromech Droid from a galaxy far, far away interacts with all things planet earth.

The obvious benefit to this concept is that BB-8 is irresistibly cute when interacting with anything. This series could literally continue indefinitely. BB-8 interacting with other BB-8s! BB-8 interacting with big cats! BB-8 interacting with dish towels! Is there anything he can’t react adorably to? 

The answer is no. And that should scare you. Soon BB-8 will be interacting with your soul

Screengrab via Sphero/YouTube

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*First Published: Dec 9, 2015, 11:03 am