Sphero, the company behind one of our favourite geeky toys of the past couple of years, have been revealed as the creators of the absolutely adorable spherical robot in the new Star Wars film teaser trailers.

Discovered by Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger, who is well-known for investing in cutting-edge technology, Sphero were last year selected for Disney’s ‘accelerator program’ for startups that want to make “an impact on the world of media and entertainment.” This will have resulted in the receiving over $120,000 in investment capital.

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Even an even more exciting turn of events, tech site engadget have reported that sphero will be producing a consumer version of the robot, linking to a mysterious email sign-up page on the Sphero site stating merely that “this is the droid you’re looking for”.

What do you think? Are you as excited as we are to get your hands on your very own Star Wars bb-8 sphero droid? Keep your eyes peeled here on IWOOT and check out our May the 4th gifts page!

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