No, it won’t follow you around disguised as a First Order trash can, nor will it flick a space-lighter out of its metal innards to give you the world’s coolest (or is it the hottest?) thumbs-up. But this life-sized BB-8 replica will talk to you (though you may need C-3PO nearby to interpret things) while you channel your inner Rey to fix his bent antenna.
Here’s hoping, though, that this little guy’s antenna doesn’t get bent, because taking ownership of Sideshow Collectibles’ 1:1 scale mock-up of everybody’s favorite round robot will cost you dearly. For $3950, you can either drive off the lot in a not-so-gently-used car, or you can plop this earthbound astromech down in your living room and begin forging your very own Poe Dameron-worthy bond.
After checking out a handful of Sideshow’s promotional images, we’re pretty much fine with leaving the car lot empty-handed.
At 37 inches tall and sporting a “repositionable head dome,” BB-8 comes with The Force Awakens lore-appropriate “weathering effects to bring all the action of the galaxy to your collection,” Sideshow promises. The plucky droid also comes packed in with a full set of remote-controlled “dynamic features” that allow its owner to activate “lights in the body and head,” accompanied by “a sound feature for recreating the distinct bwoops and beeps” that let you know BB-8’s alert and ready for action.
Sadly, this replica isn’t mobile and will have to remain on the “Star Wars thematic base” that’s included in your spending spree. But if making this Star Wars generation’s spiritual heir to R2-D2 a permanent piece of your interior decor is something you’re now wondering how you ever lived without, take heart: Sideshow’s pre-orders for the BB-8 Life-Size Figure are booting up today.