On the back of unveiling BB8’s darker cousin BB-9E, Sphero have brought forth yet another sinister reimagining of a classic robo-friend. Behold R2-Q5!
“Who?” I hear many of you cry. Well, if Wookiepedia (Star Wars’ own online encyclopaedia) is to be believed, R2-Q5 has been a very busy boy. Not only did he thwart IG-88A, the notorious robotic bounty hunter, he has travelled the Galaxy from the Vapor Room in Bespin to the Second Death Star.
So get clued up, he’s not just a repainted R2-D2. I mean, he is that, he is just that but look at how shiny and Empirey he is. Available for pre-order from the 10th October, the hoards of R2-Q5 fans will be straight on that band wagon. And if my incredible, condensed biography hasn’t made you a Q5er (It’s what we now call ourselves) then maybe just stick to their R2-D2.