Sphero’s R2-Q5 Droid Is Available In Very Limited Quantities

Sphero brought a new edition to their Star Wars droid family to New York Comic Con, but you'll have to act fast if you want to get your hands on R2-Q5.

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The only places you can currently buy one in the U.S. is at Comic Con itself and at Best Buy, where the app-enabled Empire droid is available to pre-order for $199.99. According to Engadget, the number of R2-Q5 units produced is in the "low thousands" so you'll want to head on over to Best Buy and grab one while you can.


Sphero's R2-Q5 works in the same way as the BB-8, R2-D2, and BB-9E droids that preceded it. That is to say, it can be remotely controlled via a Bluetooth connection to your smartphone or a Force Band, and it can interact with the Star Wars movies and with other Sphero droids. It also features authentic lights and sounds.