This Star Wars BB-8 droid might be the best yet

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sphero better watch out: While its little droid is an impressive toy, a new Star Wars BB-8 will be landing this year that will stand a little closer to life size.

Spin Master, maker of the new droid, is set to introduce its 16-inch tall, remote-controlled BB-8 during the 2016 New York Toy Fair this weekend, according to Gizmodo.

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It's not quite the robot JJ Abrams used in the film, but it will actually stand closer to 19-inches, thanks to antennas atop its head, meaning it will tower over Sphero's tiny droid, which is no bigger than an orange. But unlike Sphero's app-controlled droid, Spin Master's BB-8 is controlled by a handheld remote.

Most impressive about Spin Master's BB-8 droid, however, is that it will be the first to recognize voice commands, responding when you say its name. It also includes a "Follow Me" setting, which will have BB-8 rolling beside you as if you were Rey, Finn or Poe in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and has a smart tracking system, so that it can find you when you call to it.

This BB-8 is expected to cost $180 (about £124.50,AU$253.68), which is about $40 more than what you need to pick up Shpero's smaller droid, but it won't be available until the fall.