BB-8 DroidCharacter Bio
The BB-8-droid is set to appear on the big screen with the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise. Now you can download, print off and build your very own little ball buddy.
The BB-8 was an astromech droid who operated approximately thirty years after the Battle of Endor. The droid was at one point operating in the desert of the planet Jakku. It had a domed head, similar to that of R2 series astromech droids, with the bulk of its body made up of a ball that the droid rolled on. BB-8 was mostly white, with some silver and orange on its body, as well as a black eye-piece. The droid belonged to Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, and thus was able to fit into a T-70 X-wing fighter’s droid socket.
Skeletoon was one of my first public releases, and was released very early on in my paper-toy career. This model holds a very special place in my heart as it represents a time in which I started to figure out what I considered to be a “good” toy. Skeletoon was released closely before or after (hard to remember) Clink and Klank, one of my most classic models.
The model has been through several re-releases and re-designs each time being cleaned up and updated to match my standard of work at the time. The biggest change from the original release is the sign held by the skeleton, which originally had an ugly font and was extremely bland.
The model first saw release through the online magazine IILove.
+ 25/05/2017 – New version of Fold Up Toys website launched, with the aim of providing better loading times and better categorization. Website fixed with help from Smart-hosting team as well as Google Garage team. New version of the toy features cleaner tabs, redefined colours and new more clean layout style. The new toy page also features “in context file preview”. Now all downloads for toys are ZIP documents with multiple files inside to make downloads faster and less storage intensive.
+ 17/08/2017 – Toys upload date altered to send BB-8 to top of website in anticipation of new visitors from Emma F collab.