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Star Wars BB-8 Throw Pillow

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  • Wants nothing more than to sit on your couch
  • Has a canvas-y feel
  • A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive

In researching BB-8 today, we learned a new word: holonomic. In robotics, a robot is considered holonomic "if the controllable degrees of freedom are equal to the total degrees of freedom." (Thanks, Wikipedia.) The mechanism Disney filed a patent on was a system which "facilitates holonomic motion of a drive with respect to a sphere such that a holonomic drive or drives may be maintained at a relative position with respect to a sphere." Which we think means his little head stays on top, relatively, while controlling the rest of his body which can go any which way. Pretty dang cool.

This BB-8 unit is not considered holonomic, which is good because you really don't need that kind of mobility in a cushion. Except maybe during pillow fights. Instead of whirring around and careening off of things, this little guy's happy to sit quietly on your couch and watch episodes I-VI with you. It's good to know your history.

Product Specifications
  • Star Wars BB-8 Throw Pillow
  • Officially-licensed Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise
  • A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive
  • Has a canvas-y feel
  • Materials: Outer fabric 100% polyester, Filling polyester fiber and polyurethane foam
  • Care Instructions: Hand wash only
  • Imported
  • Dimensions: 15" tall x 11 1/2" wide x 4 1/4" deep

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