Bb-8

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  1. MagnarTheGreat

    MagnarTheGreat Web Ninja

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    http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/12/11/star-wars-the-force-awakens-character-names/2/

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    i was just going to post this, good looking out! ;)
     
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    I wonder if Sphero will make a toy/device...



    http://www.cnbc.com/id/102089952 (October 15, 2014)
     
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    theres 3 or 4 guys already in the process of building the soccer droid as we call him lol there is quite a few great ideas on how to make him work, i would be surprised in 3 months if we see real good replicas rolling around, once is being 3d printed as we speak
     
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    https://www.yahoo.com/movies/mark-hamill-on-playing-with-the-star-wars-the-105015597302.html
     
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    Fan made video:

    Star Wars vs Indiana Jones droid chase!

     
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    DaddlerTheDalek Starship Captain

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    :lmao:
     
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  8. Wheels

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    I hope Bb-8's personality is great and she (I guess?) is useful, because I love the design.
     
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    I read somewhere, that BB-8 is completely practical effects, which makes me very happy. Practical for the win!
     
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  10. xuncledan

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    it makes my gears in my head start spinning, how the heck do they make that work>!?
     
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    A giant sphero with a swivel head attached
     
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    its' a female droid from what i am hearing.
     
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    I wonder exactly how it's attached,I mean I don't see any wires and the whole thing looks like it's simply a small droid pod on a spinning soccer ball
     
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    Just how big is this droid? Mark Hamill discusses toying around with the actual prop on the set. I wonder if it is actually very small? In the trailer it looks like R2's size but that could be a perspective playing tricks.
     
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    it could be two pieces and the top part is magnectically attached or something using a sort of WIFI to be two parts.
     
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    Yeah perhaps
     
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    He might be small enough to pick him up with two hands.
     
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    The guys on the replica forum got word the lower ball is between 18-20"

    So if that's true this driod will be skittle over 2ft talll
     
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    ...you have no idea how complicated this kind of prop is
     
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    I didn't think it was fully practical but it makes sense in hindsight. It just looked too real in the teaser.
     
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    I was joking
     
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    Sithborg Oooh, plot twist!

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    That's awesome.
    Makes me like that little droid even more than I already did!

    It's also hilarious because I saw a lot of complaints saying stuff like..
    "A droid like that wouldn't even work/work in that type of environment"
    :funny:
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    :up:
     
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    That gif :lmao:

    And the vimeo video was really cool!
     
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    http://collider.com/star-trek-3-script-story-simon-pegg/

    Is this the remote controlled BB-8 toy I was imagining?

    http://www.venganzamedia.com/Gazette/2015/03/24/star-wars-episode-vii-the-toys-awaken/
     
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