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Old 04-20-2015, 11:07 AM   #51
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NY Times - Start-Up Solves ‘Star Wars’ Droid Puzzle

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The iPhone-controlled BB-8 toys, about the size of a large Granny Smith apple, will be sold in Disney Stores and other specialty retailers this holiday season. (Eighty manufacturing steps are involved.) Disney declined to discuss the price. A much bigger BB-8, similar to one Lucasfilm introduced at a “Star Wars” fan convention here on Thursday, will pop up at Disney theme parks around the world.

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Old 04-20-2015, 11:24 AM   #52
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BB-8 is going to be HUGE for merch sales.

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Old 04-20-2015, 01:59 PM   #53
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I love BB-8. He's so freaking cute. If any droid HAD to replace R2 then it would have to be BB-8.

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Old 04-20-2015, 02:30 PM   #54
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People who complain about BB-8, saying that it's cheesy or too much like Jar Jar, fully doesn't understand Star Wars. These are the same people who think Star Wars is cool because of..lightsaber battles.

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Old 04-20-2015, 03:57 PM   #55
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He is the most adorable robot not named Wall-E that I have ever seen.
Wooah, pump ya brakes, more adorable than R2? Don't get me wrong, I think BB-8 will be a worthy successor, but R2 is the king. Watching him get shot in ANH was like watching your cat get run over by a car. I shot right in the feels watching that as a kid for the first time.

In respect to BB-8's design, the more I think about it, his design feels like someone doing the same update treatment that the Stormtroopers got to R2. ie. Making everything just a bit rounder and more curved.

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Old 04-20-2015, 04:28 PM   #56
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Artoo is king...

Until Chopper assassinates him.

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Old 04-20-2015, 05:18 PM   #57
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How to Make Your Own Rolling BB-8 From ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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Old 04-23-2015, 05:54 AM   #58
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I don't think they're really watching. Just recording (pics and video) for their personal stuff.
Is multi-angle professionally recorded HD footage not good enough?

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Old 04-23-2015, 06:07 AM   #59
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Is multi-angle professionally recorded HD footage not good enough?
I don't understand your problem with someone wanting to record a cool moment on their own device. Plus, you make it sound like they're only watching the whole event through their phones. Do you also have a problem with people taking pictures of the event?

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No [BB-8 isn't named after Bryan Burk]! But don’t tell Bryan that.

I named him BB-8 because it was almost onomatopoeia. It was sort of how he looked to me, with the 8, obviously, and then the 2 B’s.

It’s funny how sometimes, the bad ideas, you try them out and kick the tires a little bit, and it just kind of falls apart and you can go somewhere else, you’ve just got to know it’s temporary. And that one, he never had another name. But Bryan Burk, whom I adore, is not the father of that name.

I throw [Bryan] love in other ways.”
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:57 PM   #61
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Hasbro description of BB-8:

"BB-8 is the spherical, loyal Astromech Droid of the Resistance pilot Poe Dameron."

ABC Australia - Robotronica: How Sphero technology brought Star Wars' newest lovable droid to life

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-0...de-vii/6717424

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Old 08-26-2015, 11:13 AM   #62
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Empire - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Designers Talk BB-8

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=45223

StarWars.com - DROID DREAMS: HOW NEAL SCANLAN AND THESTAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS TEAM BROUGHT BB-8 TO LIFE

http://www.starwars.com/news/droid-d...t-bb-8-to-life


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Old 08-27-2015, 07:36 AM   #63
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Cool new shot of BB8


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Old 09-03-2015, 01:29 PM   #64
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It's been a looooong time since I've wanted an actual toy for Christmas, but GIMME IT.

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Old 09-03-2015, 06:34 PM   #66
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Sphero BB-8 Review: This Is the Coolest Star Wars Toy Ever

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Old 09-03-2015, 09:27 PM   #67
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BB-8 is going to be HUGE for merch sales.
I need some BB-8 Merch! I'm watching all the sites for the app controlled one.

BB-8's going to be this years baby Groot...

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So I think it is safe to say BB-8 will be the breakout marketing tool for people. And there is that movie coming out alongside it, but hey.

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Old 10-22-2015, 02:21 AM   #69
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BB-8's trailer reaction...

https://instagram.com/p/9HlyUSP7DE/

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