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Deal: Save £50 on Sphero BB-8 – now just £79.99

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Here’s a deal Star Wars fans won’t want to miss: Sphero BB-8, the lovable RC Star Wars droid, is now on sale at Amazon.

As part of the early Black Friday festivities, Amazon has discounted the Sphero BB-8 from its usual R.R.P of £129.99 to just £79.99, saving you £50.

The Sphero BB-8 is a remote control droid based off the eponymous robot character from last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. You can control the droid using a smartphone, and charge it wirelessly using the supplied dock.

Buy Now: Save £50 on Sphero BB-8 now £79.99

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What we said

We gave the Sphero BB-8 a 4/5 score in our review, praising its sturdy build, unique proposition, intuitive app, easy setup, and decent storage box. Here’s our verdict:

“The Sphero BB-8 does a stellar job of imitating its on-screen inspiration. Featuring a wealth of vocal commands and intuitive controls, the BB-8 is an ideal choice for Star Wars fans of all ages. The Sphero BB-8 is an entertaining gadget that any Star Wars fan with a smartphone or tablet should check out."

What owners say

On Amazon, the Sphero BB-8 has a 4.3/5 score based on 280 user reviews. Users wrote:

“Sphero have done a great job with capturing BB-8’s personality with movements and sounds, and it feels like a quality product, right down to the stylish packaging.”

“”This is possible the first Star Wars movie-related toy where you feel you’ve actually got a smaller version of the real thing.”

“Overall I consider BB-8 worth he money spent because it looks great and operates just fine. As an adult, its novel and functions suit me just fine, and I’m equally happy to see it sit on display as much as I do watching it move on the floor."

Buy Now: Save £50 on Sphero BB-8 now £79.99

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How good a deal is this?

This really is a stellar deal. The Sphero BB-8 is guaranteed to be a hit this Christmas, although the £129.99 R.R.P will put many people off. But Amazon has been selling the BB-8 for £99 in the run up to Black Friday, so now that it costs just £79.99, it’s a huge steal. And if you’re buying it for kids, don’t forget that we’ve got Star Wars movies lined up for several years now, so the pop culture relevance shouldn’t wear off any time soon.

Also, we gave it a 4/5 score at its full review price just last year, and it hasn’t really been bested by any competitors. So at this price, you can’t afford not to bag yourself a budget-friendly droid.

We should also mention that Amazon has discounted three Sphero products in total, which you’ll be able to buy below:

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