Jedi Temple Archives has posted additional supporting info regarding a rumored expansion to the Droid Factory “build-a-droid” program at Disney Parks. This info all but officially confirms our exclusive report and image from back in December.
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.
Once again, The Realm Recap return this week with the latest in Star Wars collecting. This week, we discuss various reveals and store reports for the Hasbro, as well as new product announcements from Hot Toys, S.H.Figuarts, Kotobukiya and more. Finally, Flyguy and I share our latest acquisitions and reviews since our last show. This and much more on Episode 106 of The Realm Recap.
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!
EndorExpress has posted this cool update to the Starspeeder 1000 3.75″scale vehicle/playset available at Star Tours. The vehicle (and packaging) has been updated for 2016 to include a new Tour to Jakku scene inside the vehicle. The vehicle now costs $75.00 – the 2011 version was $54.99
Vinylmation World has posted news of a new Vinymation Eachez Princess Leia scheduled for release on June 3. There will be two versions available Hoth Outfit (9/10) and a chase Mynock Scene (1/10) variant.
Vinylmation World as posted that today marks the release date of the Limited Edition Vinylmation Eachez Series 8 that features Star Tours Starspeeder pilots Rex (9/10) or Ace (1/10) . This series is available now at Disney Parks at Disneyland and Disney World and on DisneyStore.com.
Head on over to Vinylmation World for the full details.
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.
DisneyParks Blog has announced that Star Wars: Force for Change will be returning to Disney Parks on May 4th and locations will be offering the first merchandise to feature the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story logo. Twenty-five percent of the retail sale price of this product will be donated to U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF Kid Power.
Head on over to DisneyParks Blog for the full details.