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ShopDisney.com Adds Theme Park Color-Changing Droid Figure Sets

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 4, 2021

3881 The theme-park exclusive color change droid sets and playset are now on ShopDisney.com.    These are pretty good sets for the asking price - although $50 for the playset is a bit high.  We've reviewed these droids in Figure of the Day in 2020, and if you don't have the molds - and like things that change color - these are worth picking up.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,763: R3-H17 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 24, 2020

From way back in 2017, it's the R3-H17 (Droid Factory Line Look)!  And yes that is mistletoe - but given the other droids don't have lips, I assume they won't be doing much kissing.   This little fellow is from 2017, so don't expect to see them on shelves in the theme parks you should be staying away from right now.  Read on!

The Book of Boba Fett: New Star Wars in 2021

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 21, 2020

3880 Coming in 2021, Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett is a very real thing and not just what you wanted to see as a teenager.   After a scene announced the show last week on The Mandalorian (we don't consider announcements to be spoilers here), StarWars.com posted The Book of Boba Fett, a New Series, Coming December 2021 on Disney+.

But wait, there's more!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,761: BB-H20 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 17, 2020

It's this year's Disney Droid for the holidays!  Available online - I mean, what isn't? - BB-H20 is a quasi-candy cane colored redeco of BB-8.  If you weren't told it was a holiday thing, it would just look like any other droid - so it's subtle.  Read on!

Lucasfilm Expands Star Wars

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 10, 2020

3878 In recent years a question fans have asked about Star Wars is "How much is too much?" Not because they don't want more, but because things come out so quickly that the old honeymoon period we used to enjoy after each new film - with 2 years of retro stuff and more toys from the movie we just saw - seemed to vanish.  Given the preposterous slate of new projects announced Thursday, it's entirely possible we're going to be overwhelmed once more.

Disney Adds BB-H20 Droid for Pre-Order

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 26, 2020

3871 Because your wallet deserves no mercy, Disney Parks (and ShopDisney.com) added Star Wars Droid Factory Figure – BB-H20 today. It's $12.99 plus tax and shipping - which puts it at a bit under $20. Typically when I've had to go for these on eBay, that's pretty close to the best price I've been able to find.  The cardback illustration seems to place it on Crait from The Last Jedi, while the deco on the droid is certainly nondescript Christmas grab bag coloring.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,741: BB-BOO20 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 21, 2020

While we wait to find out what this year's holiday exclusive is - if there is one - we can look at the other holiday exclusive, BB-BOO20 (Droid Factory Line Look)!  It's a little pumpkin.  It's cute, and you can order it online for around $20 shipped. It's more than the $13 at the theme parks, but you're probably not going to the theme parks. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,721: R6-Series Astromech Droid Silver with Purple

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Not from Target! This Disney parks exclusive R6-Series Astromech Droid Silver with Purple is something you could build together - we're reviewing these guys as unique domes and the body build, well, that's up to you.  There are more domes than bodies and there's a ton of purple. Read on!

Halloween Star Wars Droid at Disney - BB-BOO20

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 9, 2020

3826 UPDATE: MyDisneyShop's selling it online. $14.99 + shipping.  It does not appear to be run by Disney, but the price seems lowest so far.

The pumpkin-themed BB-BOO20 is showing up at Disney parks - and maybe elsewhere - across the USA.  While the theme parks are closed, eBay is open - and that's where we're seeing these now.  They're about $13 in stores, so when buying yours keep in mind tax is a couple of bucks and shipping is usually $5 or less.

The figure is a redeco fo the popular build-a-droid format BB droids we've been seeing for a few years, so they split in the middle and have removable heads.  They're neat.


Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,713: Gonk Droid (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The Gonk Droid (Droid Factory Line Look)  changes colors from a 1970s blue to a 1990s grey!  It's cool.  Well, when it's cool, it's blue, and when it's warm it goes grey.   It also comes with a playset.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,712: R5-D23 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 30, 2020

R5-D23 (Droid Factory Line Look) was an exclusive from D-23, a convention for when people used to gather for conventions to celebrate Disney, a company that used to put movies into theaters.   It's a redeco R5-D4 mold with a nifty hat - unlike the previous releases, this one lacks Mickey Mouse ears.   It's neat! But it's not as colorful as the R4-D23.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,711: C1 Astromech (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 28, 2020

While a lot of the Disney-made droid figures are derived from Hasbro elements, this C1 Astromech (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look) is better than Hasbro's 3 3/4-inch releases.  Chopper here has articulated arms and a pop-out data widget like the previous release, but can also change color - he turns black when he's chilled!  If you touch it during the summer, it's going to turn classic orange real fast.  It's a good figure from a four-pack at a Galaxy's Edge theme park shop that you can't (or maybe shouldn't) visit right now, but is it worth getting the set?  Read on!

Next Star Wars, Avatar Delayed, Mulan Off the Slate

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 23, 2020

3825 Reality is catching up with Hollywood this week as we pass denial, anger, bargaining, and everything else to get to the acceptance of the summer 2020 blockbuster season - and probably the holiday theatrical season - not happening.  Mulan has been removed off the slate without a moving release date.  Bill & Ted Face the Music will now get a September VOD release.   But what may interest you, dear readers, is that The Hollywood Reporter reports that:

Mulan was among numerous changes made to Disney's release calendar. All currently scheduled Avatar and Star Wars films are being delayed by a year. Avatar 2 moves from Dec. 17, 2021 to Dec. 16, 2022; Avatar 3 moves from Dec. 22, 2023 to Dec. 20, 2024; Avatar 4 from Dec. 19, 2025 to Dec. 18, 2026; and Avatar 5 from Dec. 17, 2027 to Dec. 22, 2028.


Target Getting Star Wars Galaxy's Edge The Black Series Captain Cardinal

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 21, 2020

3819 Coming soon to Target, Galaxy's Edge The Black Series 6-inch Captain Cardinal Action Figure.  Or "Who?"

The world is changing, and Star Wars fandom has quietly changed from the 1990s original-trilogy focused marketing to kids of the 1970s - which arguably peaked with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - to an attempt to try to make it a franchise for all people.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.  The young-skewing Resistance series just sort of got swept under the rug - and it feels like The Rise of Skywalker is joining it.   To promote the era of the First Order, there are lots of comics, lots of books, and a giant theme park experience that a lot of people just plain can't go see right now.  Captain Cardinal is part of that.  It's a new generation of fan, and one that the olds probably didn't have the time to read up on before being shown this shiny new figure.

Basically a red Stormtrooper in a cape, the figure has two blasters and even though I have not and probably will not read the novel from which he came, I can say it's a cool figure.  I'll buy a red Stormtrooper.  Heck, that's something I pushed hard to do a few years ago.  But I digress - Hasbro says:

Target Getting Star Wars Galaxy's Edge The Black Series DJ R-3X

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 21, 2020

3816 You might recognize this one from a gift set last year.   Star Wars Galaxy's Edge The Black Series DJ R-3X seems identical to the gift set version [FOTD #2,618] except packaging and the other figures that are now missing from the box.  It's a nice droid - lots of deco, lots of moving parts, and it's colorful too!  I'd get it if you can.  It's $24.99.  Hasbro wrote: