Sphero, the Colorado startup that created the must-have toy of 2015 with its tiny, controllable BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, appears poised for a double repeat this year with its voice-interactive Spider-Man joining the Cars Lightning McQueen app controlled interactive car.
Rumored in late March, the app-enabled superhero was officially unveiled this morning with a video that reveals what’s essentially a chatty Amazon Echo (“Alexa!”) with Peter Parker’s attitude and sense of humor.
Featuring emotive LCD eyes, not unlike the mask in Spider-Man: Homecoming, this adorable little wall-crawler (it’s about 9 inches tall) has its own Spider-Sense, enabling it to detect and react to movement. He can tell jokes, relate stories, wake you up and even patrol for “intruders.” More intriguing, perhaps, is that Spider-Man can talk kids through more than 100 storylines, and allow them to make their own plot-altering decisions in a Choose Your Own Adventure fashion. Don’t worry about running out of stories, though, as Sphero plans to add more through the device’s web connection.
Sphero’s Spider-Man Interactive App-Enabled Super Hero is available today for purchase for $149.99, in plenty of time to take advantage of excitement for Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Opening July 7, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
Source: Screen Rant