Sphero has done it again. This R2-D2 must be mine.
Last year the hottest toy for the holiday season was the app-controlled BB-8 from Sphero. He’s adorable and fun to play with. I have one on my desk. But my true droid love has always been R2-D2, and really any astromech droid. Above my desk sits around 80 different astromech figures. I have always loved the concept and always will.
Now, today starts the marketing push for Star Wars The Last Jedi, and among the new items is a Sphero R2-D2.
I don’t want him. I NEED him. He must roll around my desk and make his little sounds. He must warble at me.
… Damn you, Sphero. You know the way into my wallet.