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The 50th Yakfinities Customizing Challenge continues through December 31, so there’s still several weeks to get those entries in! This one also will be up for a grand prize, as the Yakface staff will be voting for their favorite entries.
You can submit your entries by clicking here, but remember, in order to be eligible for a prize, your submission(s) should be a new custom made for the contest… and not something you made previously.
K & C Collectibles has added Build-A-Droid 6 Pack, TIE Interceptor, Slave I and Republic Gunship Vintage Collection, Ewok Assault Catapult, Death Star & Imperial Scanning Crew, Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights, Unleashed Battle Packs, Giant Pez and much more.
If you pre-ordered the Amazon exclusive Droid Factory wave, you may want to check your order status. Forum member JawaKing‘s order now shows as shipped, with an estimated arrival date of October 31.
Customizers participating in Yakfinities #50 also have a shot at winning these figures too (hint, hint)!
Our 50th Yakfinities Customizing Challenge continues as several customizers have already contributed to the latest theme, The Original Trilogy!
The entries thus far have been outstanding, and in addition to our standard random winners, someone will win the Amazon exclusive Droid Factory wave for the grand prize!
Whether you’ve never customized before or are a crafty veteran, head on over to the forums and and show off your skills!
A lot of collectors may not be happy with the Droid Factory line being an Amazon exclusive, but there’s no denying this is some of Hasbro’s finest work in terms of packaging, and it’s a true shame that this line was replaced by The Black Series. Check out a full gallery of pics courtesy of volkerc here and also share your thoughts in our forums.
Our friends at Galactic Hunter have snapped a pic from Hasbro’s booth showing a placard for an exclusive Droid Factory set coming this November for $59.99. It looks to include many of the canceled Build-A-Droids and other from the defunct Droid Factory line. Jedi Temple Archives received word at Toy Fair from Hasbro that they were trying to get these figures to the public, so it’s nice to see it’s coming to fruition.
Update: According to Galactic Hunter, the retail partner for this set is Amazon.com
Our eagle-eyed, astromech aficionado friends at The Astromech Collection have noticed that in the recent press imagery for the new Star Wars Weekends Jedi Mickey Starfighter a new R2-MK can be seen that uses the Droid Factory/Build-A-Droid sculpt. No word if this is included with the starfighter or if it is part of a new assortment of B.A.D. parts that will be available at the park.
We have received official word from Hasbro that the rumors are true: the Droid Factory assortment for 2013 has been globally cancelled. Look for the figures that were intended for this line to be released through other means in late 2013. Expect more details to be released (and questions to be asked) at Toy Fair 2013 next month.
The following is an official statement on the 2013 Star Wars toy line from the Hasbro Star Wars team.
Star Wars fans,
The Droid Factory line which was slated for spring 2013 has been cancelled. We were very excited about this line at its inception and wanted to give fans an early sneak peek when we unveiled it at Star Wars Celebration this past summer. Unfortunately since then, through the course of development, we realized that the price would have to be increased and we felt that the value we were adding with the droid parts was no longer substantiated.
As a result, we have decided to rework our 3.75” figure program to create a line that is on-par with the quality and pricing of the Vintage Collection. Many of the figures intended for the Droid Factory will become available in this new line in the fall. We’ll be able to share more news on this at Toy Fair.
We also recognize that there were many hard-to-find Vintage Collection figures in 2012. So, as we shared last December, we will re-release many of these figures this spring before the Vintage Collection goes on hiatus, making way for some of the most exciting new initiatives for SW collectors in years.
Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm.