The character BB-8 and its smartphone-enabled remote controlled counterpart manufactured by Sphero has obviously taken the world by storm. The Sphero product, while otherwise excellent, has one universally recognized flaw: The head comes off all too often, due to navigating under low-clearance furniture, hitting a wall with too much force, etc.
In the latest installment of the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi:
An explosion causes Poe and BB-8 to be thrown backward out of the hangar bay, into a hallway of the cruiser, resulting in BB-8's head comically popping off and bouncing back into frame.
Is there any evidence that this was an intentional tongue-in-cheek jab at the aforementioned issue with the Sphero BB-8 product?