Updated: December 18, 2015
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BB-8, A New Character From "Star Wars," Has Become A Remote Control Toy!

To commemorate the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," Takara Tomy will release a remote control toy BB-8 on December 18.

BB-8 is a ball-shaped droid which makes its debut in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and holds an important key in the story. The remote control BB-8 recreates rotating actions and sounds just like in the movie. Even children operate it easily and make enjoyable actions and sounds.

Real Rotating Actions And Sounds

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Just like the movie, with its head steady, BB-8 rotates the lower part of the main body while moving. Also, it lets out BB-8's distinctive electronic sound when it starts or runs.

It Speaks When Left Alone

When left alone for a while, it moves on its own and lets out electronic sounds. You can enjoy BB-8's loving behavior just as it appears as the protagonists' partner in the movie.

Easy To Operate With 4 Buttons

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Even children can operate it with 4 buttons on the controller. The 2 buttons on left move BB-8's main body forward and backward and the 2 buttons on right rotate BB-8's head. By the rotation the head, it recognizes the front as the direction of its head, and by using the buttons on left and right, you can operate BB-8 freely.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Remote Control BB-8

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■Star Wars: The Force Awakens remote control BB-8

・Release date: December 18, 2015 (Fri)

・Price: 9,800 yen (tax excluded)

・Size
 BB-8 main body: approximately W130 mm×D 130 mm×H 210 mm
 Remote control: approximately W135 mm×D35 mm×H60 mm

・Weight (BB-8 main body batteries included): approximately 560g

・Batteries to be used
 BB-8 main body: AA alkaline batteries×4 (sold separately)
 Remote control: AAA alkaline batteries×2 (sold separately)

・Appropriate age: 5 and above

・Available at:
Toy stores in Japan, toy sections in department stores, retailers, online stores, Takara Tomy official shopping site "Takara Tomy Mall" etc.

Takara Tomy Star Wars series official site:
http://www.takaratomy.co.jp/products/starwars/
BB-8 remote control toy moves while spinning its body just like in the movie. A must-have for Star Wars fans.


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