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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 |
Posted by Chuck | December 18, 2015 at 09:03 AM ET |
Posted by Chuck | November 17, 2015 at 01:38 PM ET |
If you are checking out the Disney Infinity light-up figures, make sure to reserve your Amazon Exclusive Kanan Jarrus. This has a release date of December 8th.
Posted by Paul | October 11, 2015 at 09:29 PM ET |
If you already know about the Shop Disney Parks mobile app, you'll be happy to know that they've added the Droid Factory four-pack amongst many other Star Wars toys. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Chuck Mc. for the news!
Posted by Paul | September 20, 2015 at 08:27 PM ET |
You saw us bring attention to this multipack a while ago, but now we have a closer look. JTA reader Bradley S. graciously sends us boxed images of the new Disney Droid Facotory Astromech 4-pack now hitting the theme parks. It retails for just under $30 and comes with Build A Droid versions of astromechs we have seen before as well as an all-new character. Interestingly, the box declares that these are from The Force Awakens. I guess we will just have to wait and see. Perhaps the most interesting addition here is an R0 unit, a first for Star Wars. Anyway, click each thumbnail for a closer look.
Posted by Paul | September 04, 2015 at 01:24 PM ET |
Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 07:47 AM ET |
Our friends at Yakface.com have screen-capped an amazing image from the Unboxing Videos of the Disney Elite Diecast series. They look amazing. If only the Hasbro products could look half this good....
Disney announces a 14 acre Star Wars theme park! StarWars.com has the story!
Posted by Chuck | July 13, 2015 at 01:27 PM ET |
Disney Interactive brings blockbuster Star Wars and Disney Video Games to D23 Expo 2015. Click through for the full press release.