Nobody likes to talk about Christmas while we are still in September but parents should be aware, if they can afford it, that a robotic toy of one of the characters from the forthcoming Star Wars sequel (in the cinemas in December) could well become one of most requested gifts this Christmas.
Sphero’s BB-8 droid features a head that stays balanced on top of a spinning ball. It can be controlled by a smartphone or tablet and reacts to voice commands.
The character already features prominently in trailers for the seventh episode in the movie saga, which is titled ‘The Force Awakens’. I haven’t got a price for the toy but, no doubt, it won’t come cheap!