When the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released last November, one little droid captured our attention and our hearts:
Though not much is known yet about BB-8's role in the film, he looks set to take over from R2-D2 as the heroes' beloved droid sidekick. Best of all, he's not even computer animated!
Star Wars merchandisers have always been a clever bunch, and in a live-streamed unboxing event introduced the world to a smartphone-powered remote control BB-8!
Yes. Smartphone powered.