Disney and Sphero have revealed BB-8’s evil counterpart from the upcoming eighth installment of the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The new droid named BB-9E is set to debut in the film, and the robotic toy maker is adding the new “rolling menace” to their Astromech Droid line-up. Sphero has described the droid as a unit of the First Order that keep their starships and machinery operational. The reveal of BB-9E came as part of the launch of Force Friday II, which begins tonight at midnight in the United States.
In addition to BB-9E, Sphero is also launching a classic R2-D2 Droid alongside the new evil BB unit. Like the BB-8 released in 2015, the new BB-9E will retail for $149.99 while R2-D2 is priced slightly higher at $149.99.
Sphero released a new commercial, offering fans a look at the new Astromech droids in action. You can check it out below and be sure to also check out the official Star Wars products unveiled earlier today by Hasbro, Funko, and LEGO for Force Friday II.
The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran, Lupita Nyong’o, and Andy Serkis.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15, 2017.
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