A Guide to Toys and Other BB-8 Merchandise

Can't get enough of the Astromech 'ball droid'?

Debuting in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, BB-8 makes a big smile-inducing impression and darn near steals the show out from under his human counterparts.

Whether you're as obsessed with the little guy as I am, or you're looking for a gift for someone who is, you've come to the right place. Here are the coolest BB-8 items available.

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Sphero's BB-8 App-Enabled Droid

BB-8 App-Enabled Droid
BB-8 App-Enabled Droid. Sphero

This little guy is essentially a miniature version of the very real, physical droid used in filming the movie. This company, Sphero, is responsible for the technology that makes BB-8 work (his head moves independent of his rolling body), so they know a thing or two about making robots.

Control BB-8 with a smartphone app or let him roam free with his built-in A.I. The app also lets you send and receive projected (fake) holographic messages, a la "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope."


There's also Hasbro's Remote-Control BB-8, which is a little bigger and not as independently smart, but costs $45 less ($104.99).

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Life-Sized BB-8 Plush

BB-8 Life-Sized Plush
BB-8 Life-Sized Plush. ThinkGeek

You've wanted to hug BB-8 since the first time you saw him. Go ahead and admit it. I won't judge. He's just so cute!

There are a number of plush BB-8s out there, but this is the only one that's the actual size of the real BB-8. A ThinkGeek exclusive.


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Funko Pop! BB-8 Bobble-Head

Funko Pop! BB-8 Bobble-Head
Funko Pop! BB-8 Bobble-Head. Funko

The hardcore collector in your life will go nuts over this high-quality vinyl bobble-head from Funko. The "Funko Pop!" brand has become synonymous with collectible vinyl figures, with their distinctive, rounded-rectangle head shape. In BB-8's case, it doesn't actually change his overall look that much.


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BB-8 4GB USB Flash Drive

BB-8 4GB USB Flash Drive
BB-8 4GB USB Flash Drive. Disney Store

Wow your friends and business associates when you whip out this little guy to share your important data. Exclusive to The Disney Store.


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BB-8 Desk Lamp

BB-8 Desk Lamp
BB-8 Desk Lamp. Lucasfilm Ltd.

It's the most adorable desk lamp ever. Not only is it fun and stylish, it's cool, too. To turn it on, you just touch BB-8's head. Touch it. Come on, that's awesome.

The BB-8 Desk Lamp has three different lighting modes, too: cold white, amber, and warm white.


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BB-8 Rolling Luggage

BB-8 Rolling Luggage
BB-8 Rolling Luggage. Lucasfilm Ltd.

Admittedly, this one is best reserved for kids, as its storage space is on the small side (21" x 13" x 10"). But your offspring will be the coolest cat at the airport when he or she picks up this BB-8 Rolling Luggage from baggage claim.


I also like the looks of this BB-8 Backpack Buddy ($39.99).

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Kids' BB-8 Knit Hat

BB-8 Knit Hat
BB-8 Knit Hat for Kids. The Disney Store

Tell me you didn't see this coming. BB-8's dome head is the perfect shape for a knit hat. Now your kids can keep their domes warm using BB-8's dome. An extra nice touch is the comfy fleece interior.


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Vintage BB-8 Smartphone Case

Vintage BB-8 iPhone Case
Vintage BB-8 iPhone Case. Lantadesign (Etsy)

There are a gazillion BB-8 products on Etsy, and while there are some cute items, most of them do nothing for me. This little beauty though, with its vintage look, quality construction, and free shipping worldwide stands out. Pictured here is an iPhone version, but it's available for a good variety of smartphones.


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BB-8 Sketchbook Ornament

BB-8 Sketchbook Ornament
BB-8 Sketchbook Ornament. The Disney Store

Nothing says Star Wars and Christmas like this hand-painted, resin ornament. It's part of the "Sketchbook Ornament Collection" sold only at Disney Stores.


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Kids' BB-8 Crocs

Kids' BB-8 Crocs
Kids' BB-8 Crocs. Crocs Retail, LLC

Love them or loathe them, there's no getting away from the popularity of the foam shoes known as Crocs. Kids in particular tend to love them, so if you have to have them in your house, at least go with these BB-8 "Crocband" clogs. Comes with a nifty heel strap bearing the Star Wars logo.