Christmastime will soon be upon us, and the hunt for that perfect gift has begun. For the second year in a row, Coffee With Kenobi is here to help! Our show hosts and bloggers have put on their elf hats, consulted Santa’s reindeer, eaten their fair share of holiday cookies and candy canes, and have come up with Star Wars gift ideas that would make Kris Kringle himself exclaim “Ho Ho Ho!”
Ready for a new installment of The Star Wars Show? Of course you are! This week, there are Galactic Nights updates, news of the Star Wars: A New Hope vinyl box set, an interview with Battlefront II’s T. J. Ramini, and a closer look at Sphero’s R2-D2.
BB-8™, BB-9E™, and R2-D2™ are astromech droids from a galaxy far, far away…. Powered by the new Sphero App-Enabled Droids app, drive your droids, send them on patrol together, and more. Roam iconic ship interiors and memorable locations from the Star Wars™ saga through augmented reality and the Droid Trainer accessory. Each droid has different holographic environments to explore.
It’s Star Wars Day, so of course BB-8 had to get in on the action! Sphero, makers of the BB-8 app-enabled droid and the Force Band, are offering some great deals on select products today, May the Fourth. Find out more below:
This week on The Star Wars Show, Lucasfilm’s Lynne Hale stops by to talk to guest host, Pablo Hidalgo, about the 20th anniversary of StarWars.com, Sphero’s Battle-Worn BB-8 runs through an obstacle course with the aid of a force band, and we get a first look at Marvel’s Dr. Aphra #2.
The Force™ is strong with you. Channel it with the Star Wars™ Force Band™ by Sphero. Like a Jedi Knight, you can control your BB-8™ App-Enabled Droid™ with just a wave of your hand and expand your abilities with Force Training. Use the band by itself to complete Combat Training, or collect digital holocrons in your environment through Force Awareness. Fulfill your destiny and become strong in the ways of the Force.
Robotics have enthralled the human psyche since the ancient Egyptians developed a steam-operated animatronic statue (1), so it’s really no wonder that the Star Wars saga has always been at the forefront of delighting our hearts and souls with its wide array of droids. From our first introduction to the comical and endearing duo of R2-D2 and C-3PO in 1977, to the absolutely loveable BB-8 in the 2015 release of The Force Awakens, we have undeniably been smitten by these amazing gizmos.
Why are we so enchanted by droids? What is it about them that draws our hearts and souls into their animatronic grasps? Obviously, there are also scary robots and destructive robots, but this piece will focus solely on the positive attachments we feel.