Although BB units seem to be overtaking the R2-series as the go-to astromech droid in the galaxy far, far away, viewers only really got to see Poe Dameron’s BB-8 during Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Poe told Finn that BB-8 is “one of a kind,” specifying his orange, silver and white color scheme as a reason for that claim. Now, a leaked image, which surfaced on Reddit, shows that BB-8’s design might be unique for more reasons than just his colors.
The photo shows an upcoming Wal-Mart exclusive Funko Pop! figure that teases the look of other BB units in the film. Like BB-8, the new unit sports a soccer ball-like bottom and a head, but that seems to be where the similarities end. The Resistance BB Unit in the image is less colorful than BB-8, and boasts a dark, black-ish look. The top of the dome head is uncovered, which lends the droid a worn look.
Although it could certainly just be the result of Funko’s stylization, it does look quite different from the BB-8 Funko Pop! One reason for the difference between the two droids could be that it’s a different type of BB unit, as there are a few floating around the Star Wars universe. The Resistance BB Unit also looks different than the First Order’s BB-9 unit, which recent merchandise revealed.
Debuting in theaters on Dec. 15, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a production of Lucasfilm directed by Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.
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