Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The BB-8 is a robotic toy shaped like a ball and controlled using an iPhone. It is created by Sphero and based from the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The toy is basically a ball with a head that is attached to the ball using magnets. The head also has wheels so that the robot toy can roll around while the head stays on top.
The robot ball is as big as a baseball that fits in the palm of a hand. Both the head and the body are made of plastic. It is also equipped with LEDs inside that allows it to light up in dark areas.
BB-8 droid will show different expressions based on your interaction. It can even perk up when you give voice commands. Set it to patrol and watch your Droid explore autonomously, make up your own adventure and guide BB8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings.
The BB-8 is a great toy, however be careful the plastic can easily break and it's a bit hard on the wallet at $149 on Amazon.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The adorable classic toy brand Good Luck Trolls will be represented by Ink Licensing globally. Trolls were originally created in 1959 by Danish fisherman and woodcutter Thomas Dam, generations of children have grown up playing with the fluorescent haired figures.
Ink Licensing will also represent the upcoming Trolls movie inspired by the figures, that will be in cinemas in 2016 from DreamWorks Animation, a part of the agency's existing Nordic representation agreement with DreamWorks.
“Good Luck Trolls is a classic brand with huge retro appeal and a long standing heritage,” commented Ink Global Director Claus Tomming.
“We are pleased and proud to be appointed this representation and are excited to further expand this cult brand throughout the Nordic region.”
Justin Timberlake will be the voice of hardcore survivalist Branch, while Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect ) will voice Princess Poppy. Trolls is directed by Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After), it is set to be released on November 4th, 2016.