BB-8 is facing its dark side.

Robotics company Sphero unveiled a new "Star Wars" toy as part of #ForceFriday — and it's an "evil" version of the lovably cute droid from "The Force Awakens." The black and silver droid, called BB-9E, is used by the First Order and will appear in "The Last Jedi" this December.

Sphero created the BB-8 toy in 2015 and the specs on BB-9E are similar. The 4.4-inch app-controlled robot can roll, but unlike BB-8, can light up. The company is also launching a new R2-D2 toy.

Between BB-9E and the introduction of the porgs, adorably chubby penguin-like creatures, "The Last Jedi" may end up being the gosh-darn-cutest "Star Wars" movie ever.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" opens in theaters December 15.

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