The Disney Parks app has updated this morning listing the new R2-D2 and C-3PO Droid Factory set. It is currently listed as out of stock and there is no mention of it being “in-store only” like Chopper and R-3DO. Keep checking back throughout the day for a status change.
The insanely collectible Droid Factory program is about to expand in a huge way as several new products were revealed today by the Disney Parks team at Star Wars Celebration. Click on through for images of tomorrow’s launch of the Protocol Droids, several carded releases for the holidays and D23 PLUS the tease of a Sandcrawler with Power Droid Playset!
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.
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.
The shroud of “The Disney Side” is slowly, but surely, being lifted on the plans for Force Friday. This week, Flyguy and I discuss some of the images, product lists and unwitting retail employees leaking out info ahead of September’s big reveal. Speaking of big, Hot Toys revealed the ultimate 1:6 item – the Millennium Falcon display recently in Hong Kong. It not only went viral in the collecting community, but caught worldwide attention on media outlets as well. Is something like this actually viable in today’s market? We wrap things up with a bit of comic news as well as our weekly breakdown of new purchases and acquisitions and more on Episode #70 of The Realm Recap!
Also, if you prefer an audio-only version, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.
The 50th Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has entered its second month, and already we have seen some of the most amazing entries ever in one of our customizing challenges. We invite all of our readers who have any interest in customizing to join in the fun, and to check out the latest entries!
Reminder: As in each Yakfinities, customs should be NEW customs, and not older work to be in consideration for prizes. If anyone posts older work, it should be noted so we are aware. Thank you!
The upcoming Droid Factory set from Amazon.com has already seen a price drop – now down to a much more attractive price of $49.99 + free shipping. Thanks to forum member Raww for the heads up!
UPDATE: The price has returned to $59.99. Hope you got in on the sale.
Hasbro’s panel at SDCC revealed that the canceled Droid Factory figures will be offered through Amazon.com. They will they will be released in the canceled packaging design as well. They will be sold as a set for $59.99 this fall.
Thanks to Galactic Hunter for the details.
UPDATE: This set is now available for pre-order – expected ship date is October 13, 2013 (Thanks to forum member Rune Haako for the tip)
A topic of rampant speculation for a while now, our friends at JediNews, courtesy of Dan Curto, have posted details of Target upcoming planogram for 2013. It appears that the Legacy Collection/Droid Factory/Build-A-Droid assortment has indeed been cancelled. Head on over to JediNews to read the full report. Stay tuned for more details as they develop.
“Yes, these are the droid parts you are looking for!” As part of Hasbro’s activities at Celebration VI, the Hasbro team invites fans back for the Droid Factory Parts Swap. Bring your spare parts from the 2008-2009 Droid Factory run and swap 1-for-1 for parts to complete the droids you need. Not all parts for all droids are available, but may be traded in by other fans during the Weekend, so check back often and happy trading. Also, Hasbro will be giving away Droid Factory posters (while supplies last) in its booth. Uttini!
One of our followers on twitter has alerted us to some Build-A-Droid news out of the Big Mouse. He is on site and is reporting that Tatooine Traders is out of all Mickey hats and only have middle legs in green available. They are also out of both styles of R3 heads, silver blue R2 and purple or blue R4 head.
Word is that they are NOT expecting another shipment of parts before the final Star Wars Weekends.
Lastly, due to the B.A.D. part shortage, they are NO LONGER selling the $18.95 two-packs. Only the single for $11.95
Thanks to DarthChuckMc for the info