Star Wars augments reality for 'Force Friday' pop-up treasure hunt

Think of him as like, BB'8's evil twin brother - because he looks exactly like that, and is actually evil, and this is too much for my heart to handle.

I love the look of Poe and BB-8 getting into some action, and the Praetorian Guard is quite imposing, but the character that stands out to me is Rey.

This year's Force Friday is on its way, and it seems like a new Star Wars: The Last Jedi toy leak has just revealed new info about a new class of First Order stormtrooper, the First Order Judicial.

The upcoming film will be Episode VIII in the series and it is slated for a December 15 release.

That being said, the sad R2 whine does sound a touch off.

Do you want to meet the adorable Porgs face-to-face? The top of his head, which is attached to a spherical body, glows red, signaling his allegiance to the First Order. For example, BB-9E is very "curious" about Darth Vader, she said. Meanwhile, Sphero's draw-and-drive function - first created for BB-8 - lets you program BB-9E to follow any pattern you draw via the app.

If you would like to see the cool surprise for yourself, you'll need to go get the Star Wars app for iPhone, or Android.

Apple Stores will host a free Star Wars-themed session and workshops from September 1 to September 9.

These events began nearly two years ago, with the "Force Awakens Friday" event that led up to Walmart and other retailers debuting new Star Wars toy line-ups in early September 2015 before the highly anticipated December 2015 premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".

BB-9E and R2-D2 - like BB-8 are astromech droids who's presence now span decades of the Star Wars saga with the inclusion of R2-D2 taking us right back. When the film is playing, the droids make noise and interact with each other. BB-9E is harder to identify with them.

This isn't the first time Sphero has worked closely with Disney.

Lenovo says that the Jedi Challenges system will be available this holiday season and is up for pre-order now at Best Buy and Lenovo online for $199.


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