It all began as a sketch drawn by J.J Abrams on a napkin one evening.
A deceptively simple design comprising of little more than a ball with a dome on top, but Abrams novel idea for a droid (which he named BB-8) was quickly brought to life by special effects wizard Neal Scanlan and became both an engineering marvel and one of the most exciting and innovative practical effects in recent movie history.
Abrams and his creative team also managed to develop a droid that was packed with charm and personality. BB-8 was the little robot that captured the hearts of everyone who saw him an adorable new member of the Star Wars universe!
BB-8 is a BB Unit Astromech droid, a friend, and companion to Resistance pilot Poe Dameron. In Star Wars: The Force Awakens we saw him roll adorably into action alongside Poe, Rey, and Finn as they fight The First Order. He quickly became an office favorite character here at Sideshow HQ, and it is our pleasure to offer him for the first time in our flagship Premium Format.
- Series: Star Wars
- Scale: Premium Format Figure
- Dimensions: 9" H (228.6mm) x 5" W (127mm) x 6.5" L (165.1mm)
- Product Weight: 2.00 lbs (0.91 kg)
- Zac Roane (Design)
- Rachel Roubicek (Design)
- Pascual Wawoe (Sculpt)
- Tim Niver (Sculpt)
- Daniel Staig (Mold & Cast)
- Jason Eaton (Paint)
- Chie Izuma (Paint)
- The Sideshow Design and Development Team