We have another as-of-yet unannounced figure to share today. This image comes from our source that discovered those four disney droidfactory astromechs we revealed. Details are scarce for this protocol droid other than it looks to be R-3PO. There is a theory that the build-a-droid/droidfactory program may expand to include protocol droids as there are a fair amount throughout the films to pull from. Click on through for a closer look.
As a follow up to our exclusive announcement of three new Droidfactory/Bulld-A-Droid astromechs coming soon to Disney Park locations, we can reveal R2-C2 as the fourth droid that should complete the 4 droid “Clone Wars” set. Interestingly, we just received a version of this figure in Entertainment Earth’s exclusive last month.
Click on through for a closer look and a comparison to EE’s version.
Today while exploring the seedy underbelly of the internet, I came across three as-of-yet to be announced astromech figures that look to be part of a Clone Wars themed Droidfactory set for Disney Parks (note the missing wires on the feet). It is unclear if these will be offered together or individually, or if there is possibly a fourth droid to join them. Click on through for a closer look at R5-S9, R5-P8 and R5-U8/R5-013.
Again, these aren’t Hasbro products.
Disney Parks Blog has updated today announcing several new items for Fall 2016. And while we have seen some of these items already revealed at park locations, there are a few nuggets of newness for collectors namely the latest carded astromech droid: R2-H16.
PROS: Astromech collectors/fans have had a lot of reason to rejoice over the last few months as there have been several droid offerings, in different scales, from the different licensees this year. This set is solely dedicated to the droids of Rogue One, and while we don’t know anything about how they play into the overall story, it’s great to get a complement of droid to bolster the ranks of the 3.75″ scale. These droids utilize the proprietary build-a-droid sculpt from Disney Parks’ continuing Droid Factory program meaning that all of the parts from each droid are cross-compatible. Decos for the most part are excellent and really stand apart from one another.
CONS: None really to speak of other than a few paint masks that didn’t quite hit their mark on a few of the droids. It would’ve also been great to get a bit of backstory for each of the droid to know what factions they line up with and to whom they may belong.
Head to the toyguide for our detailed image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this set is worth adding to your collection.
Disney Park Blog has updated today announced several new pieces of exclusive merchandise coming to Disney Parks. Head on over to check all out include a new Droid Factory Astromech set featuring 4 new droids from Rogue One. Look for these to launch September 30!
Looks like our theory was right on the mark as an auction for that mystery astromech has turned up on eBay revealing R5-M4 as the carded Star Wars Day/May the Fourth Droid Factory figure.
Disney Parks are now offering a new Droid Factory Astromech figure for the holidays: R2-H15.
All different types of Astromech droid populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. This loyal Astromech is optimized to function and serve in remote, sub-zero environments. Join R2-H15 on his adventure throughout the galaxy.
May the Force be with you…and your Droids!
PROS: Previously thought to be cancelled, this line look was eventually reconfigured to form many of the figures in the first waves of The Black Series as well as the 2013 Amazon Exclusive set. Many collectors preferred this line look so it is nice to get closure on that line that was very short lived. There is absolutely nothing new here so it is very skippable for the general opener/collector.
CONS: At this time, it is unknown how plentiful these cases of figures are so the price for each figure is pretty ridiculous. If you are a packaging/carded completist, this run of figures may ultimately be a hole in your collection.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether these figures are worth adding to your collection.
I popped in to my local Go! Calendars store today per their notification that they received a shipment of the Legacy Collection Droid Factory figures. There are some new facts for those interested regarding this bizarre line. Click on through for the details.
Following up on Rebelscum’s report about the previously cancelled Legacy Collection Droid Factory assortment from 2013, I hit up my local Go! Calendars | Games | Toys store and found a few of those figures as well. Looks like I just need the Clone Trooper Sergeant and Luminara Unduli to finish off the assortment that caps off the Amazon Exclusive set nicely.
Vinylmation World alerts us that in commemoration of Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary, they will be issuing an exclusive R2-D60 Droid Factory figure.It will be limited to 6000 pieces and retail for $12.95.
If you’re a build-a-droid part completist, this is an essential purchase.
Update: Our friends at The Astromech Collection pass on info that the R2-D60 will be available in a much wider release and not limited to 6000 pcs.
PROS: New (i.e. never before offered) figures from the Original Trilogy come few and far between these days so it’s nice to add another to the collection and scratch another off the list (Despite the less-than-accurate deco). R5-G19 recycles the Build-A-Droid/Droid Factory mold so it’s cross compatible with prior B.A.D. figures. Yay! Hasbro retired that bland black and orange card for a nicer TIE Pilot design in a more traditional 6×9 format.
CONS: The inaccuracy of the deco has ruffled a few feathers of diehard astromech collectors, as well as the use of the B.A.D. mold. Although purely anecdotal, R5-G19 has achieved Peg Warmer Status: Level 10 at most of the Toys”R”Us stores I visit.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.