Theory: Star Wars Day Astromech Coming Soon?

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About a month ago, an unnamed mystery build-a-droid astromech surfaced online. Various theories exist as to the potential release of this figure, but with the recent ramp up of the Star Wars Day/May Fourth promotions, I theorize that this will be a Disneyland Park Commemorative Figure. A recent blog post states that special “commemorative merchandise” will be available that day, and based on the black/yellow/white colors of the logo, the corresponding colors of the droid and the precedent for Disney releasing Limited Edition astromechs, this seems to fit that theory quite well.

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

  • TheBadMotivator

    Disney seems to be having a trend with Astromechs and having them themed around events or holidays. So this May the Fourth Astromech seems very likely and I hope to pick it up for my collection. We are not getting the best sculpts but I am happy with Disney supplying us with very different astromechs.

  • Bombadgungan

    Do we know if this droid appeared in The Force Awakens? If not, do we know the source or is it just a made up droid like the majority of the Disney Parks BADs?

    • souldeserter

      I don’t believe it was. I like astromechs so I’m pretty good at spotting them when they pop up. 😉

  • It’s a Disney droid, that’s for sure: B-A-D sculpt, sloppy paint app, no wires on the feet… So the theory being a Parks’ exclusive is consistent 🙂

  • Chronic Bear

    I want BT-1 and Triple 0. In 6″. Are you out there Hasbro? Dr. Aphra too!

  • souldeserter

    Seems legit. I was just wondering about this droid this morning, seeing as the Walmart exclusives are beginning to show up and it’s nowhere to be found in the wave.

    • Bombadgungan

      Is this the black astromech that was being speculated to come with the new TBS 3.75″ wave?

      • souldeserter

        Yes.