Force Friday: Sphero reveals interactive R2-D2 and BB-9E toys


With the adventurous journey to The Force Awakens in 2015, the original Force Friday released a high-tech BB-8 toy, which revolutionized the toy industry, with its never before seen interactive features…

This one of a kind BB-8 version has already sold over one million units, creating the demand for more droids to join the white and orange companion.

Poe’s fun-loving droid now has company, with R2-D2 and the newest Dark Side droid, BB-9E joining the mix. Here are brief descriptions and a video on what each of these high-tech droids can do:


  • Authentic Movement // Drive Artoo, go from bipod to tripod stances, or trigger emotive waddles.
  • Holographic Simulation // Explore the Star Wars™ galaxy, roam iconic ship interiors, and more.
  • Droid to Droid Experience // Watch R2-D2 interact with other Star Wars™ App-enabled Droids.
  • Watch With Me // View films from the Star Wars saga with R2-D2 by your side.
  • Authentic LEDs // Artoo’s signature front and rear lights are fully functional.
  • Integrated Speaker // The beeps and boops come right from R2-D2 itself


  • Authentic Movement // Whether you’re driving or on Patrol, BB-9E rolls just like on-screen.
  • Holographic Simulation // Explore the Star Wars galaxy with the app and the Droid Trainer.
  • Droid-to-Droid Experience // Watch BB-9E interact with other Star Wars App-enabled Droids by Sphero.
  • Watch With Me // View films from the Star Wars saga with BB-9E by your side.
  • Signature LEDs // BB-9E’s dome is equipped with vibrant LED lights.

Here are accessories that come with all three droids, so there aren’t any surprises after purchase:

  • USB Charging Cord
  • Droid Trainer
  • Legal Guide
  • Charging Base
  • iOS & Android compatible
  • Durable plastic shell
  • 3D Accelerometer
  • LED Lights
  • Bluetooth connection (100-foot range)
  • Inductive charging (over 1 hour of play on a full charge)
  • Free App: Star Wars App-Enabled Droids by Sphero app available through iTunes or Google Play

Soon the droids will even be able to interact with each other, adding even more fun and value to these cutting edge toys.

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