A reddit user DarthCaloNord found that there is an unannounced exclusive Sphero R2-Q5 coming soon to Apple stores while scrubbing through the Sphero Droids app code. The product itself seems to be confirmed via this hidden page on Sphero’s website.
Thanks to Prensa Imperial for the heads up.
UPDATE: The page on Sphero’s website has been removed.
After gathering as much PUBLICLY accessible information as possible, through cross referencing the dozens of DPCIs, SKUs and UPCs and cataloging leaked product that has hit shelves and eBay, we are happy to present our official “unofficial” Force Friday 2 Checklist! Our downloadable pdf should assist you in planning for Friday’s expenditures as this year we’ve included MSRPs for most of the items. A huge debt of gratitude goes out to you, the fans, for sending in your store finds via email and most importantly SOCIAL MEDIA as they were instrumental in making this list as complete and verifiable as possible. Brands covered include Hasbro, Funko, Disney Store, Jakks Pacific, LEGO, Hot Wheels, and Sphero.
Click the banner above to download your guide to finding the Force on Force Friday!
UPDATE: In light of today’s new product announcements and before people start to ask “where is X on your list?” and “is this going to be available today?” questions – yes, I realize there are things missing (now) and I have no idea what will be available in your particular store at the particular time go there. The checklist was the best possible guide we could provide with the knowledge at hand.
The unofficial “Go Rogue: A Star Wars Collecting Checklist” is now available for download. As additional information comes to light, we will amend the checklist and post a notice when a new update/download is available.
UPDATE: The third and final version (3.0) of the checklist is now available for download. Thank you to everyone who sent in store reports, links to eBay auctions and tagged us via social media as you, the fans, were instrumental in the creation of this list. Good luck to everyone heading out tonight!
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!
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.
It’s been one month since Force Friday but the onslaught of new Star Wars products has not let up. From tie in items like vitamins to cereal to toothpaste to Pop Chips, Star Wars is on everything. And of course that means lots of new toys too!
On this episode of Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Andrew to look at some of the new Star Wars items in a head to head match.
First we put two BB-8s to the test — Hasbro’s Target Exclusive Remote Control BB-8 versus Sphero’s App Controlled BB-8. One is bigger, one is more expensive, but should you buy one, both, or neither?
Then we look at Disney’s new Elite line of 6.5-inch Die Cast action figures. They’re $5 more than Hasbro’s Black Series 6-inch, but every bit as in demand, selling out nationwide. On this show we put Disney’s Elite First Order Stormtrooper to the test against Hasbro’s Black Series counterpart.
Plus Brock joins us for a review of the novel Aftermath, we look at Hot Toys’ new Star Wars releases, and more on this episode of Star Wars Action News!
K & C Collectibles has added New Star Wars Multi-Pack Action Figures, Force Awakens Vehicles, Black Series 3.75″ action figures, Titanium, Force FX Kylo Ren Lightsaber and Star Wars Insider Comic Cover Exclusive verison (Free Topps Trading Card). Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items.
Force Friday is over and in its wake we are left with empty pegs, a ton of exclusives, and some frustration. Join Flyguy and me as we break down last week’s reveals and announcements from Hasbro Hot Toys, Kotobukiya, S.H.Figuarts and more! Plus our show wouldn’t be complete without our new purchases and acquisitions segment. It’s a super-sized, and force-filled episode of The Realm Recap!