Here is an update to a tweet I sent out a couple weeks ago regarding the continuation of Hasbro’s Mighty Muggs line. Hasbro has released official images for 4 new characters that include BB-8, Porg, First Order Stormtrooper and Supreme Leader Snoke. The corresponding UPCs and SKUs are in our Master List for reference. Click on through for a closer look.
Hit the jack pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow this St. Patrick’s Day and pick up your BB-8 charity medallion to support wounded veterans. Buy yours today to make sure your luck doesn’t run out! Click on through for details.
Amazon had given a deep discount on Spinmaster’s Hero Droid BB-8 Fully Interactive Droid – dropping the price $100 to $129.00.
Thanks to Matthew Z. for the alert.
Today, Oscar Isaac, alongside BB-8, announced details for this week’s campaign sponsored by CrowdRise in support of Star Wars: Force for Change. Since April 5th, Star Wars: Force for Change, an initiative that inspires people to make a positive impact on the world, has been matching the donations of Star Wars fans to four select charities up to $1,000,000!
Click on through for the full announcement.
Medicom Toy has updated today announced Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma and C-3PO with BB-8 for their MAFEX line of 1:12 scale figures. These new offerings feature incredible detail, soft goods and switch out accessories. Click on through to check them out.
Jakks Pacific has announced their giant size, Deluxe BB-8 18″ figure. The Deluxe Version features lights and sounds, a swiveling head, and a hidden trap door that reveals a spring loaded arm. A standard version will be available as well. Look for these on display at this year’s Toy Fair.
Release date: May 2016.
Gizmodo has posted an article regarding the development of a new wearable piece of tech from Sphero to control their popular BB-8. The wrist-worn device uses simple hand gestures to control the rolling droid rather than relying on an app on a smartphone. It will be available later this year as standalone purchase or bundled with BB-8. Also stated in their article is Sphero’s plan to release a weathered/battle-damaged version of the droid as well.
According to Mark Hamill in an interview with Yahoo, BB-8 aka ” the Ball Droid”, the small droid is not CGI (computer generated imagery)* but “a live prop”. All the more reason to like the little guy/girl. Head on over to read more including his reaction to the teaser and is thought on the sequel in general.
There’s no doubt that there will be a CGI version at some point in the film(s) but having a physical model will surely help “ground” the actors in the scenes.