Readers Colin (pictures and info), Shannon Cosman (pal/pics/info), and Michael Magdalena (lots of info) have written in to tell all of us about what we can expect from the new Droid Factory line. This is the next big batch of figures showing up at Disney theme parks as I write this. We're all still putting together a complete picture of everything (I have an image 9 new figures after the jump) so you know what to expect. We'll put together a matrix of all the new parts as soon as we have in-hand samples, but until then? Here are the Top
6 7 8 Things You Must Know about New Disney Astormech Droids.
Yes, it is a good day to be a droid fan - minus the headaches we're all about to get trying to track these down.
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If you aren't busy watching the David Hasslehoff music video for True Survivor, please take a moment to look at these new droids. As you know, we were told to expect new Droid Factory action figures at the Disney park building experience/shop/assembly line. Reader Colin sent in two images and tells us:
"Hey Adam just want to say I did find the droids at Disneyland this afternoon. Was told 11 but only found 9. Here are some photos."
Thank you, Colin! Check out the pictures after the break. Also, today's secret word is "sombrero."
The Rebels Stormtrooper Commander is a must-buy because it comes with Hera. It's also pretty neat - like every custom Sandtrooper before 1996, it's just a Stormtrooper with a shoulder pad. That's pretty much it, and that's really all it needs to be. I like it. Read on!
Shannon came through with two more individually carded action figures. Holographic R2-D2 is exclusive to Star Wars Weekends in the Florida park, so I'll be relying on you guys to help me out.
For D23 is another Droid with a Sorcerer's cap, and in the interest of speedy coverage we present to you this blurry image so we have something to share immediately. (How do I get these?)
Surprise! Pal of mine Shannon Cosman snapped this photo of new figures using the build-a-droid parts that, we are told, are going up for grabs at Disney parks today. As to how many there are, and the other finer details, we don't know yet.
Four new hats were also shown.
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The advantages of obsessive completism rarely manifest themselves so clearly. This morning at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, four new Astromech domes were unveiled for the new movie. These were said to be for various X-Wings and background elements, but one looked very familiar.
It turns out that it's because we reviewed something very close to it in 2012!
Check out Ezra Bridger (Cadet) from the Mission Series. It's the first alternate costume figure for one of the Rebels cast, so it's a pretty exciting thing to have here! He has a recolored helmet, a slightly shorter build, and a pretty great paint job. Read the full review!
From the Mission Series line, here's Luke Skywalker (Hoth)! He's got Wampa damage and is a pretty good modern update to the original 1982 Kenner action figure. I've been seeing a few of these in stores this week, so I'd suggest getting while the getting is good and the pricing isn't increased. Read on!
We looked at the 6-inch version last week, so today we'll look at the new Mission Series 2015 Han Solo (Hoth) action figure, hitting pegs and online shelves now. It comes with Luke and for the asking price, it's amazing. However you'll immediately lament the loss of trapdoor Tauntaun toys, and hopefully Hasbro will consider making a new one for us - because, let's be honest, that'd be pretty awesome. Read on!
Today, let's look at Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise) in Figure of the Day! This one looks better in person than in the close-up shots as the head goes, but he’s normal Stormtrooper height with a helmet that’s a smidge too tight. Want to know more? Read on!
Hey kids, it's Hera Syndulla! This green, orange, and brown figure looks like it might fit right in with some of your existing pilots, plus she comes with a swell Stormtrooper Commander figure too. You don't have one, so get this one. Read on!
And now, back to Mission Series. This new Princess Leia is the first toy of this costume to be sold outside of a boxed set in nearly a decade, meaning she'll probably blow off the shelves in a hurry. Don't miss this one! Read on.
Today in Figure of the Day: the 6-inch Han Solo and Tauntaun! This is a great one. You should get one. It's a new sculpt across the board, and Han looks a lot like the just-releases Mission Series set too. Check it out, read on!
Behold, a new R2-D2! This one is packed with Yoda and sports a retractable arm in a door, plus he has better paint than the last Mission Series 2-pack release. They fixed his bald spot! Since you want to know more, read on.
These 2-packs are great! The new Yoda has separately jointed legs, a cane, and a lamp. We don't get many new The Empire Strikes Back Yodas, and now we've got three in the last year! This one comes with R2-D2. Read on!