This Video Proves BB-8 From Star Wars Is Not CGI

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Episode VII in the Star Wars Saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens in U.S. theaters December 18, 2015. Already there’s a wealth of information regarding this new installment, including two teaser trailers that will leave you covered in goosebumps.

If you’ve seen the trailers, you’ve obviously committed BB-8 to memory. The rolling droid is an adorable new character in the saga that Mark Hamill himself confirmed it was not CGI, but actually a live, remote-controlled prop. Nothing beats seeing it with your own eyes though, going by the applause that ensued at the Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim, California when this thing literally rolled onto stage alongside the iconic R2-D2.

The chirp argument between the two robots is nice enough, but seeing this contraption in action leaves you scrambling for answers. It also makes you wish you had one as a pet. Check out BB-8’s off-screen appearance in the video below. It isn’t immediately clear how the droid works, but it looks like magnets are involved.

Oh, and a little birdie told me that a third trailer could be released as early as this weekend. Fingers crossed!

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