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Star Wars Force Band

By: on September 26, 2016
$48.88
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As Rogue One readies to flash back in the Star Wars timeline, you've got the opportunity to flash back in the IRL timeline (but, uh, forward in the Star Wars timeline) to The Force Awakens, and Sphero's 2015 BB-8 app-enabled droid release. This week the company will launch the Star Wars Force Band, a wearable accessory you can use to control and interact with your BB-8.

As a remote, the Force Band physically drives BB-8 using gesture controls to push him, pull him, and activate Droid Pirouette Mode. You can also partner up with BB-8 to do some Force Training, or select Combat Training Mode for solo practice with a Blaster, Lightsaber, or just your mind and The Force within it. Additional Force Band Jedi trials and featured include:

  • Force Awareness. Find hidden supplies from the Resistance in the real world and collect them with the app. Wait, what? Walk through the real world in search of digital tokens and capture them for points and status? That's a dope idea! I wonder how they thought of it.
  • Robot Control. The Force Band will drive any Sphero robots powered by Bluetooth SMART.
  • Force Control. Learn to Jedi mind Band control other connected objects around you.
  • Holographic Communication. Used BB-8 to record and view virtual holographic messages.

When the Force Bands begins shipping on September 30, 2016, a Special Edition Battle-Worn BB-8 will be available to the fastest-clicking soldiers of the Resistance too. You can buy them as a bundle here.

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Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder

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Tertill Solar-Powered Weeding Robot

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Stormtrooper Whiskey Decanter & Shot Glass

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A stormtrooper who's packing nothing but Jameson and a Buttery Nipple is my kind of stormtrooper. I bet in whiskey decanter and suspended glass forms they're even a decent shot. At least until round 7 or 8 when your own...

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Python Skin Death Trooper Helmet

$3k from ELEMNT »

I think this python skin Death Trooper Helmet solidifies maker ELEMNT's position on Team Dark Side. Their first snaked-out Star Wars replica payed homage to Darth Vader, and was shaped around one of the 1,200 collector's...

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Millennium Falcon Asteroid Coffee Table

$6,499 from Regal Robot »

The only thing this Millennium Falcon Asteroid Coffee Table is missing is my feet. As Han Solo and Chewie expertly maneuver their ship through an asteroid field to evade Vader and his fleet, I relax with a Bud Light Lime...

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Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Classic Controllers

$199 from ColorWare »

ColorWare's Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Classic Controllers are pretty fly for a game guy. And also pretty pricey for a paint job. I don't care how precise and professional the controllers look, or how hard their red retro...

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TV-B-Gone Kit

$17.51 from Amazon »

Let's be clear: it would be a supreme a-hole move for someone to use a homemade TV-B-Gone to shut off the women's beach volleyball game I am watching at a bar. Obnoxious and unacceptable. However...were I to use my DIY...

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Star Wars Adult Onesies

$64.45 from Amazon »

Star Wars onesies for adults are what's called being comfortably chic on Halloween, and F'ing awesome the other 364 days of the year. Boba Fett, R2-D2, a stormtrooper, and the grandaddy of being the worst daddy of all...

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The Darth Knight

$1,500 from Ebay »

You love Batman, but you're a loyal Star Wars fanboy. Halloween is coming up and you have a difficult decision to make. Can you betray Darth Vader for your new crush on the Dark Knight? Good news. You won't have to. Mash...

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Boba Fett Edition Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700

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Boba Fett Motorcycle Helmet

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Atari Flashback Portable

$49.50 from Amazon »

The Atari Flashback portable console is indeed here to console. The handheld 2600 will give a there, there pat on the back to everyone who didn't get an NES Classic before Nintendo announced they're discontinuing them...