Your Very Own Lifesize Replica of BB-8 Will Cost You Almost $4,000

Considering how he steals almost every scene he’s in, it didn’t take long for BB-8 to become a fan favorite, and for everyone obsessed with Star Wars to want a rolling droid of their own. Sideshow Collectibles is about to make that dream come true, or at least as close as possible, with a new life-sized figure that…

Talented Hacker Turns Amazon's Alexa Into Lando's Sass-Talking L3-37 Droid

One of the best parts of Solo: A Star Wars Story is Lando Calrissian’s piloting droid, L3-37, who’s been uniquely pieced together and upgraded from parts of other droids. Patrick Stefanski has essentially done the same thing to turn Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant into a desktop version of L3-37 who answers to your…

Now You Can Measure How Long It Will Take for R2-D2 to Get Sick of Being Merchandised

Aside from Hello Kitty, it’s hard to think of a character whose image has been slapped onto more products than Star Wars’ R2-D2. Everything from oven mitts to coffee makers bear the little droid’s likeness, and now you might even see him pop up on construction sites as an officially-licensed tape measure.

We're Finally Getting an R/C Imperial Mouse Droid, So 2016 Isn't a Complete Loss

Since Star Wars first premiered back in 1977, there have been approximately half a million different R2-D2 toys produced. That’s fine if you’re a fan of Artoo, but those with more discerning tastes will be happy to learn we’re finally getting a toy version of the Mouse Droid that briefly made an appearance in A New…

The 7 Most Terrifying (Yet Weirdly Lovable) Droids in the Star Wars Galaxy

Most Star Wars droids are designed to be adorable companions to the brave heroes. And yet, we can’t help but love when these cutesy robotic pals also turn out to be alarmingly efficient at killing people. It’s a legacy that’s been explored everywhere from the expanded universe to even Rogue One—and these are our…

Sphero's BB-8 Controlling Force Band Now Lets You Wield an Imaginary Lightsaber Too

Sphero’s Force Band accessory has come a long way since it was first revealed at CES back in January. But now that the design and feature list has been finalized, calling it an accessory doesn’t do the wearable justice. It can do a lot more than just control the Sphero BB-8 toy, even if you don’t have a tiny droid.

Why Are Star Wars Droids At Their Best When They're Homicidal Maniacs?

Star Wars’ droids are usually meant to be a little bit too cute for their own good—just look at BB-8! But we also love when that cuteness is subverted with a violent streak, like with Knights of the Old Republic’s HK-47, Rebels’ Chopper, or the Darth Vader comic’s Triple Zero and BT. Or, case in point, this astromech…

Disneyland Is Testing New Interactive Droids That Will Roam Its Expanded Star Wars Lands

If you thought Disney’s only reason for buying Lucasfilm was to make more Star Wars movies, you’re way off. The company is also currently in the process of converting parts of Disneyland and Walt Disney World into sprawling Star Wars-themed lands, and it’s already testing some of the new characters it’s designed to…