As fans excitedly gear up for the release of the latest instalment in the ongoing Star Wars franchise, fun-time robotics manufacturers Sphero have been working hard, further innovating their hugely popular toys (loved by kids big and small), and have a couple of new faces to add to the stables.\r\n\r\nWhile they've made an exciting announcement in introducing BB-9E, the malevolent new droid making its film debut in the latest movie, this R2-D2 will win the hearts of loyalists and lovers of the classic releases. In true keeping with Sphero's other concepts, this is a toy that's made to last, and has a surprising number of cool features that you might not expect.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nArtoo is the first product from Sphero to feature an integrated speaker which emits authentic beeps and boops; combined with the LED lights, it's just like having a mini R2-D2 following you around. You can control Artoo from a Smartphone app, or let him learn the room and wander freely. He switches between bi-pod and tri-pod mode and also waddles - we're serious, this is just like having a tiny R2-D2 of your very own - he'll even take you for a tour through the Millenium Falcon using augmented reality.\r\n\r\nThe best feature though, we think, is his reactions. Pop him next to you and whack on your favourite Star Wars film - he knows all the best parts and how to react to them as it happens.\r\nCheck it out\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.