If you needed any further proof that Star Wars: Episode VIII was going to follow the original trilogy pattern of being the dark chapter, we give you… evil BB-8!
The cute, rolling droid who stole America’s hearts (and the contents of their wallets with BB-8 pillows, keychains, and actual working robots) is facing his dark twin in The Last Jedi.
Toy company Sphero is dropping the working toy version for sale tonight at midnight as part of a huge toy launch called Force Friday II for $149. They describe BB-9E as a “rolling menace” who serves Kylo Ren.
Meet the dreaded astromech (below)!
OMG, it’s so cute! It looks like BB-8 is going as Darth Vader for Halloween!
It’s the perfect blend of the darkness of The Empire Strikes Back and the cuteness juggernaut that is 90% of Disney‘s business strategy.
And we LOVE it!
Will YOU pick up the BB-9E for the fan in your life??
[Image via Sphero.]