Do you want to see the Disney Droid Factory Sandcrawler in motion? Do you want to hear it’s sound effects and see how how it lights up? JTA reader and friend Logan has taken video for us and we put it up on our YouTube channel for your viewing pleasure! Check it out!
Alright, here we go, folks! With EXTRA SPECIAL thanks to friend and JTA reader Logan, we’re able to provide you an exclusive look at the interior and exterior of the Disney Droid Factory Sandcrawler Playset. This thing is beyond impressive. It comes loaded with lights and sounds (video forthcoming) and has INCREDIBLE sculpting within its four walls that has completely blown us away. The detail is overwhelming and has plenty of room for a hoard of droids. This is going to be a hot item for 3.75″ collectors. Disney went above and beyond here. We should count ourselves very, very lucky! By the way, measurements are 20″ long, 9.75″ wide in the front and 9″ wide in the back.
UPDATE: The Sandcrawler’s full features include: retractable claw, opening light-up cockpit, motion activated sound, lights, sound effects, trap door, motorized elevator, light-up furnace.
And here are some awesome new loose images of the pack-in “GONK” Droid, which looks to be based off of The Vintage Collection Special Action Figure Set figure by Hasbro. We will never see the vintage Kenner blue one ever in 3.75″ scale updated?
Here are some awesome new loose images of the pack-in Jawa to the Disney Droid Factory Sandcrawler Playset. The figure comes with ball-jointed shoulders, but the rest of the figure is pretty static. Still, it has a pretty decent sculpt.
BREAKING NEWS! We now have a closer look at the pack-in figures to the Sandcrawler Playset. Both figures look minimally articulated, but I wonder if that GONK Droid is the first Build A Droid figure of this particular droid type. Imagine a future Droid Factory Lars’ Homestead GONK Droid because you know Hasbro is never going to give it to us.
BREAKING NEWS! We’re thrilled to present you with the very first image of the Disney Droid Factory Sandcrawler Playset (3.75″ scaled), complete with “GONK” Droid and Jawa figures. This vehicle/playset was announced at Star Wars Celebration Orlando in April 2017 – but it was only teased. Thit item will retail for only $99.99 and comes with lights and sounds. Also, it is about 75%-125% larger than the old Hasbro models. And look at that deco. It’s amazing. We are trying to secure additional images as we speak, so be sure to stay tuned. This is one of the most exciting releases in a VERY long time! Let us know about your anticipation of this wonderful item in the comments!
Aside from the standalone films, Star Wars: Resistance is perhaps the latest installment of Disney Star Wars that shows the most significant potential in my opinion. I love the old school animation very much. And I hope the story will be able to explain things about the Resistance that are utterly unanswered in The Force Awakens. I have watched the trailer a couple of times now, and I have to say I am stunned by the reaction of the public. (more….)
Folded up inside of the latest Disney Toybox figures is a pamphlet showing off new vehicles! This line is killing it! They were so smart to focus on OT characters and vehicles after the first wave of Sequel Trilogy themed characters. Special thanks to JTA reader Matthew C. for the image and alert!
You know, I am not a fan of novelty stuff like this, but because I loved Solo: A Star Wars Story so much and it has birthed new hope in my soul for the Star Wars franchise, I couldn’t resist picking up the Wind-Up Fight Droids set from Shop Disney.
These are definitely in the 6″ scale range. These might actually be in the 3.75″ scale range. Hasbro MUST make these in the 3.75″ range too. Or let’s hope that at least Disney Parks’ Droid Factory line picks them up! Check out our photo gallery on our Facebook page. You can order these HERE if you’re interested too. These are HIGH-QUALITY toys for only $9.95.
Lucasfilm and men’s streetwear clothing line, Billionaire Boys Club, created a Star Wars-themed capsule collection in celebration of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Watch for the capsule to debut via Billionaire Boys Club’s web store and NYC flagship in June, with imagery of the full collection coming soon. Hypebeast has the full story.
This is SO COOL! Shop Disney/Disney Store has just put up for order two new wind-up 3.75″ droids from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Imagine a four-pack of these without the wind-up features! The most amazing thing is that you get two new figures for less than $10! Place your order today! Special thanks to JTA reader Mike K. for the alert!
Diskingdom confirms the long-rumored Han Solo and Chewbacca Star Wars Toybox figures. Look for an official announcement from Disney soon.
A new Star Wars Toybox figure has been revealed online! And it’s a beauty! Princess Leia Organa is up next!
Between apparent lack of communication (EVERYWHERE) and anal-retentive reset dates (TARGET), the Solo: A Star Wars Story product launch did not go as planned for many collectors. Instead of Wookiee Weekend, it’s turning into Whoop-De-Do Weekend. (Actually, maybe something special will happen on the 20th for “Wookiee Weekend.” Who knows at this point?) Hopefully, things will change for the better by the end of the weekend for everyone. Anyway, post your success, hits, and misses in this thread. I think we’ve all ripped Walmart a new one enough for the time being.
Disney has officially revealed a ton of products from Hasbro, Funko, LEGO and a bevy of other licensees. New Hasbro figures are also officially revealed. Check out the gallery on our Facebook page! Click HERE for the official PRESS RELEASE.
The Star Wars Toybox Boba Fett and Luke Skywalker are IN STOCK at Shop Disney! Special thanks to friend Josh M. for the alert!
Disney wouldn’t allow Steven Spielberg to use any Star Wars references in his latest film, Ready Player One. io9 has the full story. I guess we’ll never see another film like E.T. where Elliot plays with Greedo and Snaggletooth anymore. 🙁
UPDATE: io9 has posted a correction on this story. The cause of confusion is that Steven Spielberg contradicted himself.
Disney Parks has released an unlisted video on YouTube featuring video footage of a drone flying over the construction site of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in Anaheim, California.
The 14 acre Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in 2019. And construction seems to well on its way to completion next year.
But look for yourself:
Are you already planning a trip?
Remember those cool Solo: A Star Wars Story posters? Well, it looks like the artist that made them was “inspired” by a series of SONY music compilation CDs. You be the judge. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Danny R. for the alert!
The state of Star Wars since the sale to Disney has generated a lot of discussion, which only intensified after The Last Jedi was released. Three Star Wars films have been released since the sale to Disney and Solo: A Star Wars Story is just around the corner. In addition, we have Star Wars Rebels, Battlefront II, and the various novels and comics that have been released under this new leadership. Now that we a significant amount of material to work with, let’s open up the discussion of “Disney’s” Star Wars a little more. I have put together a list of questions that are intended to assess the state of Star Wars under Disney’s leadership, as well as your hopes for the future. We take pride in the wonderful community that has been established here and would love it if you participated in this discussion. As always, please keep the discussion civil and be respectful of differing opinions. Click through to see the full list of questions.
Wow! The next wave of Disney Star Wars Toy Box figures have been announced courtesy of DisKingdom.com! Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Princess Leia Organa are all CONFIRMED! This is FANTASTIC news!
Get 40%-60% off at Shop Disney’s end of year sale!
Nonstop Star Wars is never a good thing. We have been saying this since 2015. It seems to have ramifications now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a hit, but the Force may not be as strong for Disney when it comes to merchandise sales this year. Panjiva, a data company that tracks the giant shipping containers that arrive at U.S. ports, says 6,587 of them with Star Wars gear were shipped in the seven months leading up to The Last Jedi, but that’s down 47 percent from the seven months leading to Rogue One in 2016 and off 56 percent from the same time period ahead of The Force Awakens in 2015. The Hollywood Reporter has the full story. (more….)
It’s official! Disney is set to buy 21st Century Fox in a deal worth more than $52 billion! CNBC.com has the full story!
Have all of you seen the Funko Dorbz Landspeeder with Luke Skywalker? Special thanks to friend Russ T. for directing my attention to it. I agree with him that it’s a must-have collectible. I think this may be one of the greatest things ever. They’re available at Shop Disney if you’re interested.
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