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Leading toy retailer, Argos, has celebrated the launch of its latest Star Wars toy range by sending the iconic BB8 into space, to a galaxy far, far away....

* into-space.jpgGliding 37,260m above Earth, BB8 was launched into the stratosphere to return top secret Imperial data to the Resistance, helping the good in their continuing fight against evil. It was in 2015 that BB8 was captured by The First Order, before escaping the evil clutches of Admiral Hex and returning to Earth, having stolen secret enemy data.

So ahead of the upcoming release of Star Wars(tm): The Last Jedi on 15 December 2017, Argos sent BB8 on a secret mission, back to the galaxy to return this secret enemy data, to help the Resistance in their upcoming fights with evil forces.

The droid was specially modified for its secret mission, with a team of 12 space experts spending one whole month, preparing the toy for lift off. After crash-landing back on earth, the firm fan-favourite joined key characters from Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Argos's extensive range of Star Wars toys. 

2nd October 2017

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