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Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Star Wars is back. And in a big way. Today was Force Friday 2 and it ushered in a number of new Star Wars items related to the franchise and latest movie installment, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I visited my local Best Buy this afternoon to get a look at some of the latest Star Wars drones and Droids™ on sale.


  • Sphero BB8™ App-Enabled Droid™ with Force Trainer
  • Sphero R2D2™ App-Enabled Droid™
  • Sphero BB9-E™ App-Enabled Droid™ with Force Trainer


BB-8™, BB-9E™, and R2-D2™ are astromech droids from a galaxy far, far away…. Powered by the new Sphero App-Enabled Droids app, drive your droids, send them on patrol together, and more. Roam iconic ship interiors and memorable locations from the Star Wars™ saga through augmented reality and the Droid Trainer accessory. Each droid has different holographic environments to explore. These are the most authentic, true to character Driods on the market. R2-D2 is complete with the signature waddle and retractable foot and sounds are authentic – the same one’s you’d hear from the movies. The Droids are even to scale!

These droids span decades of adventure from Star Wars saga – iconic R2-D2 is a veteran of the Rebel Alliance, BB-8 is a trusty astromech droid of the Resistance, and BB-9E is the First Order’s rolling menace. The specialized tech in these droids make them unlike any other. Watch them interact together and view films from the Star Wars saga with BB-8, BB-9E, and R2-D2 reacting by your side.(Currently only compatible with Rogue one, the force awakens, and new hope.) Immerse yourself in the Star Wars galaxy. These are the droids you’re looking for… available for sale now at Best Buy.

  • Propel X-Wing Starfighter Quadcoptor with Remote Controller
  • Propel Tie Fighter Advanced X1 Battling Quadcopter Standard Edition
  • Propel 74-Z Speeder Bike Quadcrocoptor with Remote Controller



Bring the magic of flight to a whole new dimension with the Propel Star Wars High-Performance Battle Drones. Choose to fight for the Rebellion or the Empire through piloting the T65 X-Wing Fighter Star Ship, The Tie Advanced X1, or the 74Z Speeder Bike drones.

Released today, September 1st, 2017 for both IOS and Android devices the Star Wars Battle Drone Companion App creates a groundbreaking immersive experience for drone pilots. Via Bluetooth connection to your controller the App provides:

      • Battle Mode
        • Bridging the gap between virtual gaming and the real world, Battle Mode allows Star Wars Battle Drone Pilots to experience the thrill of multiplayer dog fights that are inspired by the battles and missions of the Star Wars Universe.
        • The Star Wars Battle Drones allow up to 12 players to simultaneously battle against one another in flight using actual infrared lasers. Each drone comes equipped with both emitting and receiving laser diodes that register strikes through visual, audio, and vibration feedback in the hobby grade controller.
      • Flight Simulator
        • Learn to pilot your new drone in the virtual hangers of Planet Hoth, The Death Star or on the Moon of Endor. The controlled training environment will teach you the skills from the basics to advanced laser battling to ready you for actual flight.

The Propel High-Performance Star Wars Battle Drones use over 10 patents in their flight technology and communication that will allow the drones to “speak” to one another while battling in flight. It uses both LIFI and IAT technologies. LIFI is an incredible new technology that stands for light fidelity. LIFI is very similar to WIFI as it allows the Star Wars Battle Drones to transmit data to one another using light. The transfer of data using LIFI is 100 times faster than WIFI which creates the foundation of the live drone battling. IAT (Intelligent Awareness Technology.) Propel’s ground breaking IAT technology bridges the gap between virtual gaming and the real world. It unlocks a brand-new era for the gaming industry. IAT uses four latency-free wireless communication systems to create exciting and incredibly compelling gaming experience.

Drones usually pull air down to fly but the Star Wars Battle Drones push! This “reverse propulsion” technology has enabled Propel to pioneer Star Wars Drones which fly like they are supposed to.

The high-quality construction of the Star Wars Battle Drone Collectors Box sets this drone apart from any other drone. The box comes complete with a re-chargeable Light up display base for showing off your drone. From the first time, you open the collector box and every time thereafter it will play famous sound tracks from the Star Wars Universe. Hear the Star Wars theme song or the Imperial March of Darth Vader, listen to the sounds of each ship and iconic Star Wars characters.

The design of the Star Wars Battle Drone controller will match your ship choice; Black for the Empire and White for the Republic. The hobby grade controller features:

      • A Light Saber Shaper repair screwdriver
      • Metal Control Gimbles
      • A Headphone jack to immerse yourself in the sounds of battle
      • Trim control
      • Push button auto calibration for your drone
      • Laser triggers
      • Push button auto star and land.

What are you waiting for? There are many other items in store that I’ve not covered including toys, video games, movies and more. Go to visit your local Best Buy or visit BestBuy.com and make your Star Wars: Force Friday 2 purchases right now. Before it all disappears!


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