March 21 2018

Star Wars' Find the Force Game

March 21 2018, 10:11 | Geraldine Moore

Star Wars' Find the Force Game

Close up image of BB-8 which will be at a Force Friday II session for kids

Disney and robotics company Sphero have unveiled BB-9E as what appears to be an evil counterpart to the cheerful white and orange droid BB-8 from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".

All you need to do is download the official Star Wars app, then visit any one of the 20,000 participating retail locations to find any of the 5 different standees.

And make sense of it he did, as Hamill recalls, "Luke changed, I think, more than the other characters in the original trilogy, from callow farm boy to a Jedi in training to finally a Jedi master". The droid, presumably named "9E" because it came after BB-8 and "E" stands for "evil", is a ideal fusion of the Empire's spartan, unnerving design sensibilities.

Described as a "rolling menace", BB-9E will be part of Astromech unit of the First Order in the upcoming movie.

On Sept. 1, the annual Force Friday sale begins that will see retailers all around the world unleash all their new lines of Star Wars toys. They'll be selling the app-enabled products, including an R2-D2 robot, a drone that looks like a Starfighter from the film, and a Droid inventor kit. Because that's definitely a thing R2-D2 would do.

How Maz's friend DJ can help the Resistance deal with the First Order and their massive army is still unknown. This was made possible thanks to conductive charging tech that passes electricity from BB-9E's body to its head.

The droids are also created to interact with one another, and can "watch" the movie with their owners. By earning chips, you can unlock more digital rewards within the app.

According to Reuters, during the Promotional event, fans will be able to see AR versions of various characters such as Rey and Chewbacca in the Apple Store and can even get their photos taken with them. When is Force Friday 2017? Be sure to act quick though, because we have a feeling these are going to sell pretty fast at first.

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