There’s no denying that both the Target exclusive BB-8 and the Sphero BB-8 are adorable and fun to play with, but Spin Master may have just revealed the closest thing to an actual BB-8 that we’ve seen to date.
Their 16-inch tall BB-8 comes with a remote, but he also operates via voice command and will come to you when called. He even has a “Follow Me” mode, so you can have a little BB-8 companion everywhere you go.
The new BB-8 will be making his debut at New York Toy Fair this weekend, and is expected to arrive in the fall for $180. Expensive, but not really all that bad when you consider that the tiny Sphero is only $30-$40 less.
At this rate, the next BB-8 we see will have a full conversation mode and that nifty lighter.