SOURCE: Brookstone, Inc.

Brookstone, Inc.

September 04, 2015 00:01 ET

Star Wars BB-8 App-Enabled Droid Now Available at All Brookstone Stores and at Brookstone.com

MERRIMACK, NH--(Marketwired - September 04, 2015) - There has been an awakening. Specialty retailer Brookstone announced today that the highly anticipated Star Wars The Force Awakens BB-8™ App-Enabled Droid™ is now available in all Brookstone mall and airport stores and online at Brookstone.com for $149.99.

"We feel the Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid will be the hottest and most sought-after toy of the 2015 holiday gift season," says Brookstone CEO Tom Via, "and we couldn't be happier to have them in stock in Brookstone stores and online at Brookstone.com."

"This is the Droid you're looking for."

BB-8 is the spherical, loyal Astromech Droid of Resistance pilot Poe Dameron. Built with advanced traitware, skillware, and hardware, the app-enabled companion is equipped to explore the Star Wars galaxy. Fans can guide BB-8™ with their smartphones, or let it run autonomously, create virtual holographic messages, complete missions, install upgrades, and more. It is intended for ages 8 and up.

Fans are invited to try BB-8™ at Brookstone stores.

"We want fans to see how great BB-8 is in person," Via says, "and invite everyone to come in to any Brookstone store for their own personal test drive." Fans and gift-givers can also learn more about BB-8 at Brookstone.com.

About Brookstone, Inc.

Celebrating 50 Years of Innovation

Brookstone, founded in 1965, is a specialized nationwide retailer of innovative and lifestyle products designed for smart living. Brookstone offers a diverse collection of exclusive, uniquely designed, high-quality products through a multi-channel strategy including 218 shopping mall and airport stores across the US and Puerto Rico, online at Brookstone.com and B2B/wholesale business.

In a joint venture with Sailing Capital and GE Capital, Sanpower Group acquired Brookstone in 2014.

Star Wars and BB-8 Droid are trademarks of Lucasfilm Ltd.

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