This Target ad does get a bit long, but it’s a hugely heartwarming spot celebrating kids’ love of Star Wars and Star Wars nostalgia. With the movie coming in December, retailers everywhere seem to be preparing for a collective marketing tie-in. Speaking of which, has everyone seen the new BB-8 toy? Already touted as the best Star Wars toy ever made, it does come at a hefty pricetag here down under at around $200+. But it is amazing. Also, your pet will like it.
As far as apps for toys go, though, Sphero’s BB-8 app is a wonderful thing. It’s as Star Wars-branded as a Star Wars app can get (which is a good thing) and is saturated with graphics, animations, and sound effects all taken from the Star Wars universe.
If you’re planning to buy Sphero’s BB-8 you’re probably already a big Star Wars fan and will undoubtedly love all the little Star Wars touches. But the app is also incredibly well laid out, responsive, and surprisingly easy-to-use without having to sit through a long tutorial — although they are included the first time you use it. No complaints there.
It’s also just incredibly fun to play with. The reactions you’ll get from people will help you understand why other Star Wars fans spend thousands of dollars building their own remote control replicas of Artoo and other droids. And you’ll be glad you only had to spend $US150.