Droid Factory

Disney's Build-A-Protocol Droid Now in Anaheim at Disneyland

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, October 28, 2017

3459 Thanks to the great Shannon, we now know Anaheim Disneyland has the Protocol Droids!  2 for $21.95. cheap.   I've got a bunch of these (thank you Shannon!) and reviews will be going into Figure of the Day semi-irregularly, as often as I can.   If you're in Southern California, perhaps a trip to the house of mouse is due soon.

There are multiple styles and colors, but not every droid is available in every color.  As far as we know there are no new styles available from Orlando, but if you discover otherwise please let us know!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,398: Vendor Droid (Black, Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The glossy Vendor Droid (Black, Droid Factory) is available in Flordia now, and it's pretty sharp.  It's shiny, it's not something we've seen in a movie or TV show yet, and it looks like it could belong on the Death Star playset you'll probably never get.  But I digress.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,391: R2-C2 (Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 31, 2017

Check out the R2-C2 (Droid Factory)! Disney's take on Ziro's droid has different glasses, a different drink spigot, and uses that build-a-droid mold.   Hasbro has one too as an Entertainment Earth Exclusive, and I'd say just get both - Ziro probably needs a lot of drinks.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,388: R5-P8 (Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 19, 2017

From the Disney parks, it's R5-P8 (Droid Factory)!   It has a gun, lots of painted dirt, and a cartoony monster face on it.  It's brilliant.  You should get one.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,386: Artoo-Deetoo (R2-D2, Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hey, it's R2-D2! This is sold on a vintage-esque cardback with C-3PO at Disney theme parks.  You've seen the mold before, but the dirt staining is new.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,381: CZ Series Communications Droid (White, Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 26, 2017

It's new! (Thanks, Shannon!)  The CZ Series Communications Droid (White, Droid Factory) is up for grabs at Disney parks, provided that you can find the pieces. It's similar to Hasbro's CZ-4 a few years ago, which is similar to CZ-3, which is what I'm saying this is for my display purposes.  Read on!

More Carded Seasonal and Special Disney Astromech Droids

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 14, 2017

More!  It looks like D-23, Halloween, Christmas, and whatever season BB-8 represents will be getting more exclusive figures at Disney parks and events.  According to Vinylmation World, D23 will get R5-D23.   Halloween gets a killer clear green R3-B0017.   BB-8 will show up at Disneyland during D-23.   R3-H17 is this year's Christmas Day of the Robot.  Vinylmation World has more in a tweet.

Protocol Droid Factory at Disney Hollywood Studios

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 14, 2017

Adam gets another ulcer!   New Protocol Droid Factory announced at Hollywood Studios!   Vinylmation World posted some interesting stuff in the last day, including this tweet showing a new series of Protocol Droids launching, apparently, today!  Exactly how many and which parts are there remain to be seen, so if anyone can catalog everything available so we can beg friends to help us out, that would be greatly appreciated.

8 More Star Wars Droids Coming to Disney Theme Parks

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The less I say, the better - because there are 4 items to buy with a grand total of 8 new robots. The good news: there's finally going to be an easier way to get Chopper, and that super-articulated C-3PO you like is coming back in style. With blessed little competition from Hasbro these days, you'll probably have the scratch to pull these down.  From the Disney Parks article:

This month, Cody is part of a team rolling out a limited release, boxed set with four Astromech droid action figures inspired by characters from the animated series, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

Additionally, three limited release action figures are making their debut including C1-10P “Chopper” from Disney XD’s animated series “Star Wars Rebels;” a two-pack featuring R2-D2 and C-3PO celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope; and a red Protocol droid, R-3D0, that was briefly seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,298: R2-B00 (Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!  R2-B00 is - or was - at Disney theme parks as I type this for about thirteen spooky dollars.    It'll be a beast to find them now that R2-H16 is shipping.  I bet they'll skeleton of them.  You could say it's pretty ghoul.   Rather than torture more words in this intro, why not read on?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,297: R3-M2 (Rogue One, Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 27, 2016

And finishing up the 4-pack, it's R3-M2!  This one has a new dome sculpt with a big silver band on the bottom which, unfortunately, helps highlight the inaccuracies of the Hasbro domes for the R3 droids over the past few years.  Well.  I guess we can look to redoing the rest of them.  It's a great figure with wonderful deco, so check it out and read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,296: R2-BHD (Rogue One, Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Silver on silver!  R2-BHD has some nifty deco points, but is a little on the pale side.  It's like the ghost of R2-D2.   You can get it at or near Disney theme parks as I write this, so go ahead and do that were you so inclined.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,295: C2-B5 (Rogue One, Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 25, 2016

It appears Lucasfilm and Disney are going long on C2-B5 - at least three known action figures are available or are in the works so far.   This 3 3/4-inch action figure is available now as part of a Disney parks exclusive Rogue One boxed set - one you can actually buy outside the park in the Downtown Disney compound.  Should you get it?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,294: R5-SK1 (Rogue One, Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 24, 2016

It took me longer to grasp than it should have, but I'm pretty sure R5-SK1 is a nod to Skippy, the Jedi Droid.  If you don't know what that is, you missed Star Wars Tales - and that was a fine comic.  This new droid is one of four figures in a new Disney parks exclusive droid pack for Rogue One, where one droid looks like one you probably have, another is coming with a big vehicle later, and the remaining two are seemingly brand new for this set.   If you like droids, this is a good week to be you - we're going to examine the entire set.  Read on!

Disney Confirms New Star Wars Droid - R2-H16

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hot - or cold - on the tail of last year's robot is the new R2-H16.  This festive fellow has a hat with ear flaps, which is reason alone enough to buy one as 3 3/4-inch scale droids seem to have become the new Vinylmation as our hobby as concerned.  The official Disney Parks site has a feature on this and other new items, including a Bluetooth Stormtrooper Commlink for your phone, new plush Ewoks based on the 1980s cartoons - seriously!, and other goodies.