Y’all remember those Sphero BB-8 toys from a few months ago that let you have your very own BB-8 droid to roam about, and to play with using your smartphone as a controller? Well strap yourselves in…
It watches the movie with you.
With the help of a new update to the controller app, BB-8 is ready to react to what happens when you watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens at home with your rolly little buddy. He’ll get scared when Kylo Ren appears, and get crazy excited when Han and Chewie show up, not unlike we all did when that happened in theaters. Sphero plans to release more updates and features for the toy over the course of the year, and hopefully beyond that into when the next movies start coming out.
At any rate, this is way better than those Cabbage Patch dolls that just used to watch me sleep when I was a kid.