Glenn Fricker Demos the New Star Wars BB8 Droid

In the midst of our normal coverage of music content, we slept on this video from our pal Glenn Fricker.

Like the rest of you, I am ridiculously excited for the new J.J. Abrams-helmed Star Wars movie. It’s been a year since we got a really solid space movie in Interstellar, and I’m confident that Abrams is going to do a fine job with The Force Awakens (the dude shot on 35mm and IMAX 70mm film, used practical effects instead of CGI, and the movie references John Ford and Howard Hawks, how can it not be awesome?). But since this is Star Wars, of course there’s going to be merchandising coming out the literal wazoo, and that campaign begins with the new app-enabled actual fucking droid, BB8.

This is a real thing, a toy designed basically to hook adults as much as kids. Glenn Fricker lucky enough to obtain one of these sought after coolest-toys-ever, and shot a mini unboxing video to give you a look at just how fucking awesome this thing is. Check it out below:

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