The little rolling ball that is the BB-8 droid has been a big hit with fans based solely on glimpses from the trailers, and this might be your first look at the official Sphero remote control toy. Fat Brain Toys had a listing up for the toy with a retail price of $150 and availability of September 1st, but the listing has since been yanked.
We’ll have to wait and see if it reappears in the coming months, but you don’t have to wait to get your hands on something similar. Christian Poulsen hacked a Sphero toy to build a BB-8 and you can too.
See a picture of the listing and the homemade version in action after the break…
Instructions on how to build this BB-8 toy are available on Make.