Star Wars Episode VII has successfully drawn the curtains to its latest droid, a new generation droid that comes rounder and cuter. Never did I expect that it could be made into a toy as realistic as this. In fact, I was overwhelmed when I first saw the demonstration. What fascinates me is that the body of BB-8 actually rotates without the head dropping. Very intelligent toy IMHO using balancer and magnetism. Not exactly perfect as the head may occasionally fell off. Likely due to my improper control. Lolz ... Controlling the droid can be a bit challenging for starters, but with some practices, you will be fine. Just make sure that the head is well aligned to the magnetic area.
I would say the pricing is quite reasonable given the technology it provide. Moreover, it's fun and did the job of thrilling my kiddos since their memories of the movie are still fresh. What's more is that the toy makes sounds of BB-8 at random when stationary or when the head was controlled to rotate. The height of approximately 10" makes Hasbro Remote Control BB-8 rather easy to handle and pretty ideal for display as well. The toy itself has some pre-painted weathering and looks even more movie accurate with some panel lines drawn and extra weathering added. Kenny even goes to the extent of modifying the antennas on head and adding red/blue LED lights circuit to the head.
A short video of the toy
Wishing all Merry Christmas and may the force be with you