BB-8, the tiny rolling hit from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been used as a model for several popular remote control toys. Along with RC BB-8 droids, there are also alarm clocks and action figures modeled after the character. If shopping for an RC BB-8 droid, make sure to choose a functional model and to not get thrown-off by an action figure or clock.
Two companies are selling functional remote control BB-8 droids: Hasbro and Sphero. A third, Bladez, is selling an inflatable RC BB-8 droid. The bad news is, the Hasbro model may be especially difficult to find.
For those having difficulty finding Hasbro BB-8 droids because they are sold out, they are available from re-sellers on eBay. One auction with a new Hasbro BB-8 droid has seven bids and four hours remaining; the price is at $81. Hasbro reports a suggested retail price of $59.99 for the toy, so it appears likely that retailers are running short and that the Hasbro BB-8 droid may become difficult to find in some areas before Christmas.
Fans will be interested to learn that BB-8 is definitely female and is a constant companion to Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, according to those who saw the premiere of the film in Hollywood on Monday, as reported by the Inquisitr.