BB-8 Droid Shows It Doesn’t Just Look Cute
BB-8 is that lovable, adorable, little ball droid that has captured the attention of Star Wars fans. After first appearing in the Star Wars trailer, BB-8 rolled out on the stage at Celebration Anaheim and wowed audience members. Commercials from the Sphero company led to a mad dash at retailers as fans shelled out $149 to have one of their very own (Yes, I got one myself to have on my desk).
But now, photos provided to “Geeks Speak” by one of our readers from the New York Comic Con show that BB-8 is much more than a cuddly ball droid.
The photos show he has two attachments. One demonstrates his ability to shoot electricity, much like R2-D2 did against the Ewoks in “Return of the Jedi”. The other appears to be a spinning blade or saw. This also mimics what R2-D2 had in “Return of the Jedi”.
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