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Sphero BB-8 Star Wars toy is the Black Friday deal you've been looking for

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It was the breakout star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the model for many a great toy. But none were better than the remote controlled BB-8 Sphero - and it's now had a lightsaber taken to its price tag for Black Friday.

Amazon (opens in new tab) is offering the app-powered roller for just £77.99 (opens in new tab) at the moment, knocking £52 off the usual asking price for a 40% saving.

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R2-D2's spherical sibling hooks up to a smartphone app, letting you roll him around your house, cheeping and beeping with movement uncannily like his bigscreen counterpart.

Pop him in front of The Force Awakens movie and he'll respond to the action onscreen, while you can also se the app to send holographic messages to your friends, just like in the Star Wars movies.

BB-8 was hard to come by last year, so it's great to see it now sitting at a more affordable price point ahead of this year's Christmas rush.

Gerald is Editor-in-Chief of Previously he was the Executive Editor for TechRadar, taking care of the site's home cinema, gaming, smart home, entertainment and audio output. He loves gaming, but don't expect him to play with you unless your console is hooked up to a 4K HDR screen and a 7.1 surround system. Before TechRadar, Gerald was Editor of Gizmodo UK. He is also the author of 'Get Technology: Upgrade Your Future', published by Aurum Press.