@Pony same! i don’t have $75 and even if i did there’s quite a few things waiting on the ‘need’ list. womp womp. my partner and i have been looking at these since they came out with the ‘aw hell no’ pricetag.
@adamselby Worse yet, you know that they’ll probably never be worth much as a collector’s item because hundreds of thousands of other people will have their “battle worn” BB-8’s sitting on a shelf or display case collecting dust as well.
@bugger it’s 4 1/2 inches tall, so you can pay $12.50 an inch for it and then kick in ten bucks for the force band and three bucks for the charger and you can get it for this price here, but only today while supplies last.
These little guys are a lot of fun. Your floor needs to be really clean, though, or the wheels in his head get all jammed up with dog or cat hair or dirt. You can just run him around without his head- the cute noises BB- 8 makes come out of your device and not out of the robot. Plus he can swim headless- totally waterproof. Heads are over rated I guess.
@fastharry At this stage, you could only be disappointed by them. That’s not to say they aren’t fun movies (they are) but they carry so much cultural weight behind them now, you sort of get buried by it. Frankly, having that tucked into your back pocket as a conversation starter is probably more valuable than having actually seen them at this point.
All Spheros can be fun, but they are a tool for making your own fun rather than something that will entertain you. The fun comes from figuring out what you can make it do rather than the actual doing of it, not too dissimilar from building toys like legos.
And while I largely agree with the “you know if you want this or not already” sentiment, if you are close to being in the former camp you should know that if you watch TFA with it, it will react to what’s happening on screen which is pretty cute.
Our family got a whole family of Droids for Christmas. We have this BB8, R2, BB9E as well as Darkside and Ollie. Everyone sits in their chargers on the end of a table in the family room. It is amusing to hear them spontaneously start chattering to each other. Also, my daughter uses the Force band and takes BB8 for a walk outside like a dog. I use Darkside to chase down BB8 and attempt to knock off his head. Good times.
@chadp@kdemo yeah they totes jacked our 100% original and not stolen idea, I’m pretty mad. I still have that busted piece of crap on my shelf at home though! @Seeds That was three years ago, when we made droids. Now we make breakfast.