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Posted by Paul | April 27, 2017 at 10:08 AM ET |
JTA reader Roronicus alerts us to the news that the Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)/See-Threepio (C-3PO) Disney Park Droid Factory two-pack is available on the Disney App now. Also, many of the SW Elite Series marked down to ten bucks plus 40% off with the code BONUS40 and free shipping on orders over $50 with the code SHIP50. If you need some prompting to purchase the Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)/See-Threepio (C-3PO) set, be sure to check out our glowing review on it HERE.
Posted by Paul | April 20, 2017 at 08:25 PM ET |
Jedi Temple Archives broke the huge story: Droid Factory was returning with "buildable" protocol droids. And then Disney made it official at their panel at Celebration Orlando. With special thanks from a combined effort of friends Mario Morales and Nick Rogers, we're able to provide for you a complete sneak peek of the droids (that make up this first wave of 77 individual parts). Click any thumbnail below to see the complete droids by color family. And then be sure to click through to see the stats of just how many parts and droids you'll need to get to have them all.
Posted by Paul | April 18, 2017 at 11:58 AM ET |
Those of you interested in the Dinsney Parks exclusive Build A Droid figures can now order through the app. Special thansk to Indysolo007 and Richard F. for the alerts! Click through for more!
Posted by Paul | April 14, 2017 at 10:40 PM ET |
Posted by Paul | April 14, 2017 at 10:31 PM ET |
Posted by Paul | April 13, 2017 at 06:05 PM ET |
Well, the best thing about Celebration Orlando this far was seeing our "rumor" report confirmed. Disney is ABSOLUTELY killing it with their impressive line of Droid Factory figures. And just as we had reported, Protocol Droids are front and center this year. We can expect up to 77 individual parts this year (fitting, huh?) with an initial shipment of around 40. But that's not all. We will see 3PO-series droids, CZ-series droids, RA-7 droids and characters from across the Star Wars saga including The Clone Wars. But that STILL isn't all. Astromech droids will continue as well with another D23 astromech, a new glow-in-the-dark Halloween astromech, a Christmas droid R3-H17, and a Droid Factory version of BB-8. But that's STILL not all. Disney teased a 3.75" scaled Sandcrawler with an exclusive Power Droid. Who cares about 3.75" collectors? Who does? Yup, you got it. Not that other company. Click HERE to see images on our Facebook page.
Posted by Paul | April 12, 2017 at 09:18 PM ET |
JTA reader and good friend Mario M. has gotten his hands on the new Disney Droid Factory Protocol Droid arm part. The great is news is that is comes with ball-jointed elbows AND swivel wrists, just like the original Hasbro Build A Droid parts. Of special note, this new Disney Droid Factory part interacts beautifully with existing Hasbro droids. See images for more. Expect minimally 77 new Droid Factory parts to become available this Friday at a special Disney party and then they'll have general public availability at the theme parks beginning Saturday (at least what we were told). Good stuff indeed (and a BIG win for 3.75" SA collectors)!!
Posted by Paul | April 11, 2017 at 05:15 PM ET |
The Disney Parks blog officially announces new Droid Factory figures which have been leaked for months. Check out the official announcement. Special thanks to our friends at Yakface.com for the alert! (Be sure to check out that awesome TVC inspired packaging for Artoo-Detoo and See-Threepio!)
Posted by Paul | March 15, 2017 at 05:24 PM ET |
We have rumored this for a while now and we have received additional proof today, although it's still officially a rumor at this point! And this is a fascinating development. JTA has just learned that Disney Parks is restarting its hugely popular Droid Factory in the form of PROTOCOL DROIDS. Now, we don't know if they're focusing solely on 3PO-series styled droids or if this line will include other protocol droid-like sculpts (i.e. HK-series, CZ-series, RA-7-series. etc.) We have also learned that the Astromech Droid parts, while no new parts are coming, will remain at the parks. A second "Protocol Droid" kiosk will be placed next to the Astromech Droid kiosk and visitors to the park will be able to build both types of droids. We have also learned that these parts are due to hit theme parks soon, but the guess is that they'll be formally announced at Star Wars Celebration and perhaps debut on May the 4th this year. OH! And the huge news? C-3PO is believed to be part of the first wave; a figure we have been waiting to see made with this popular sculpt for YEARS now. More to come as we follow this story. Stay tuned!
Posted by Paul | March 09, 2017 at 07:39 AM ET |
Posted by Paul | February 11, 2017 at 05:09 PM ET |
It's official. Back around Thanksgiving, we leaked a rumor that we'd see a return of Build A Droid/Droid Factory figures early in 2017. This was then visually confirmed by some new astromech droid images surfacing on the web and presented to the Star Wars collecting community via Yakface.com. Now we have a further development on this rumor. These droids have names (R5-S9, R5-P8, R5-U8 amd R2-C2) and will come in the standard four-pack as we have received The Force Awakens and Rogue One astromech droids. Special thanks to our source for sending us this image.
Posted by Paul | January 09, 2017 at 09:38 PM ET |
Would you believe that TODAY is the 30th anniversary of STAR TOURS? Where has the time gone? JTA friend Mario M. was at the park today when staff members were surprised with these special T-shirts at Disnye Parks. Cool.
Posted by Paul | December 08, 2016 at 11:37 AM ET |
Right around Thanksgiving, Jedi Temple Archives revealed that we would see a return of the Disney Parks Droid Factory figures.Yakface.com has found the proof of our "rumor" report online. Check it out!
Posted by Paul | November 25, 2016 at 09:03 PM ET |
Fans of the Disney Parks Droid Factory collections will have reason to rejoice in 2017. JTA has just learned that the popular park attraction is set to return in 2017. We don't know to what degree it will return (like whether it will be an all-new collection of astromech droids, or simply just new astromech droid parts including domes, bodies and legs), but we do know for a fact that some of the older pieces will be retired and new ones will enter the fold. Get ready to build new droids in 2017!
Posted by Paul | October 31, 2016 at 12:38 PM ET |
Speaking of Disney Parks Droid Factory, if you still need R5-M4, Amazon has it for only $9.50 with FREE shipping for Prime members.
Posted by Chuck | October 18, 2016 at 05:52 PM ET |
Disney Parks blog has updated today revealing a number of new Star Wars items, including their latest Droid Factory reveal: R2-H16. Click through to see what else is new! Thanks to our friends at Yakface for the heads-up!
Posted by Paul | October 04, 2016 at 08:21 AM ET |
Posted by Paul | October 01, 2016 at 02:00 PM ET |
Although currently out of stock, the latest Rogue One Droid Factory 4-pack has been added to the Shop Disney Parks application. You might want to pay attention. Retail is $29.99. Special thanks to friend Josh M. for the alert!
Posted by Paul | September 30, 2016 at 11:21 PM ET |
Thank the Maker! Those of you who love screen accurate astromech droids will be thrilled to know that the R5-D4 lookalike droid (Part of the new Rogue One Disney Droid Factory 4-Pack) has the RED PANELS painted on its back just like the real onscreen R5-D4 prop. If you recall, the only screen accurate 3.75" R5-D4 figure we ever received from Hasbro was the remote control version from 2008 in The Legacy Collection. If you own The Vintage Collection figure, you can switch out this body with the one you have and have a screen accurate R5-D4 figure (within reason of course – we are sure some details may have been overlooked). Great job Disney! Photo courtesy of dkmb2008 via JTA reader Mario M.
Posted by Paul | September 29, 2016 at 08:12 AM ET |
Wow! It should have been expected, but the Disney Parks blog has revealed another awesome astromech droid quartet which include a better version of C2-B5 than Hasbro will include with their overpriced AT-ACT vehicle. Those of you worried about this pack-in figure will be able to enjoy a more articulated version for about 92% less!. Also included are R2-BHD, R3-M2 and R5-SK1 (another R5-D4 lookalike). Special thanks to our friends at Yakface.com for the alert!
Posted by Paul | September 23, 2016 at 11:18 AM ET |
For those of you who don't have friends locally to pick up the Starspeeder 1000 vehicle from Disney Parks, you can order them from Disney Merchandise by calling 877-560-6477. JTA reader CAP Trooper has ordered his via this method and they've arrived! As you recall, this vehicle has been slightly refreshed with some theme from The Force Awakens.
Posted by Paul | September 09, 2016 at 07:05 PM ET |
UPDATE: Disney Merchandising is only open from 10AM to 8PM Monday through Friday ET.
For those of you interested, the very-much-a-novelty action figure R2-BOO has hit eBay. It's definitely hard for us to pass on this colorful droid.
Posted by Paul | September 02, 2016 at 03:46 PM ET |
JTA reader and friend Mario M. lets us know that Disney Parks have re-released the incredibly awesome Starspeeder 1000 Vehicle Playset (the one for 3.75" scaled figures). This puppy has been out of stock for a while now and has high aftermarket values as evidenced on eBay (and its relative nonexistence on eBay in general). If you missed this beauty, now is the time to act! See our review of it HERE. UPDATE: Our source reveals that this year's model has a few unique enhancements specific to The Force Awakens.
Posted by Paul | August 31, 2016 at 08:22 PM ET |
Our friends at The Astromech Collection have alerted us to a new Disney Parks Build A Droid figure: R2-BOO, presumably for Halloween this year!
Posted by Paul | August 31, 2016 at 10:40 AM ET |
Disney has published the official PRESS RELEASE for their Go Rogue campaign. Click through for more!!
JTA reader Gary H. sends us pictures of his local run at Disney Parks looking for R5-M4. Click through for his story of where you might be able to find this popular droid!
Disney Interactive is reporting that Disney Infinity is cancelled. Learn more by clicking through!
Posted by Paul | May 03, 2016 at 08:30 PM ET |
Just as our friends at Yakface.com "predicted," a new May the Fourth Droid has popped up on eBay. Special thanks to JTA reader indysolo for buying it and sending us the image! It can be found on eBay HERE.
UPDATE: More have been added to eBay!
Posted by Paul | April 29, 2016 at 08:13 AM ET |
Remember that black and yellow R5-series atromech droid that showed up around the same time as the latest Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" figures? Our friends at Yakface.com are suggesting it may be related ot a May the Fourth exclusive at Disney Parks. (Psst!.... our friends at Yakface "always" have inside Disney info,,,, so it's probably more than a theory or feeling!) Let them know what you think!
Posted by Chuck | March 23, 2016 at 08:01 PM ET |
If you are looking to pick up a few Disney Infinity figures cheap, stop by Best Buy's web site and have a look! They have quite a few on sale, most for $4.99 and $8.99.
Speaking of Disney Infinity... Make sure you check out Target starting this Sunday! Our Research Droids uncovered a BOGO 50% off for gamplay figures, which includes Disney Infinity. This works out to about 2 for $21. Not a bad way to pick a few of these up.
Posted by Chuck | March 18, 2016 at 08:19 AM ET |
Don'f forget, Disney Infinity Boba Fett is now available in stores. You can also secure it on Amazon for $13.99.
Posted by Paul | February 21, 2016 at 05:52 PM ET |
Don't forget this premieres tonight! Acclaimed actor Harrison Ford, who portrays Han Solo in the Star Wars film franchise, gives viewers an exclusive preview of Star Wars-themed lands being developed at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. New details of the ambitious plans to bring Star Wars to life at both resorts will be revealed during The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60, with Master of Ceremonies Derek Hough, airing SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 8|7c on ABC.
Posted by Paul | January 14, 2016 at 12:55 PM ET |
Now we know why there was such a big stink made with Rey (Resistance Outfit). Disney published an official PRESS RELEASE on new The Force Awakens toys from various licensees. Click through for the complete PRESS RELEASE, or click THIS LINK to see the full gallery of images that have officially been released!
Posted by Paul | December 22, 2015 at 08:00 PM ET |