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More Droid Factory - Variations, New Legs, and Madness - MADNESS

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 18, 2015

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.

Last updated Saturday 10:18 AM.

More Disney Parks: Holographic R2-D2, D23 Droids

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 16, 2015

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?)

Disney Parks Star Wars Rebel Trainer Droid Toy

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 16, 2015

2888 Another image Shannon Cosman snapped for us: Star Wars Rebel Trainer!  Shannon says that the R2-D2 will project TIE Fighter images on the walls and you are to shoot them!  Keeps score and has levels of difficulty.

This is just one of many items being revealed in Anaheim right now - more as we have it!

Astromech Fans: Disney Hates Your Ability to Sleep at Night

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 25, 2015

UPDATE: Disney has decided they still love you and this will not be a 6,000 piece limited edition.

If you don't like buying a toy without anxiety, we're happy to share this story from Vinylmationworld.comR2-D60 celebrates 60 years of Disneyland with a $13 figure made of build-a-droid parts that is limited to 6,000 pieces - a low number but not tiny.

To get it, at least at first, there's a preview event with a $100 cover charge come May.  If you're going, do buy an extra and let us know because otherwise we'll be stalking eBay at 3 AM to get it at the last possible second.  Click here for the full story.

Star Wars Presence Expected to Grow for Disney Parks

By Mike — Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Variety reports that Disney Theme Parks are planning a "far greater Star Wars presence" according to Bob Iger during a conference call with analysts reporting record third quarter results.“When we grow ‘Star Wars” presence, which we will do significantly, you will see better bets being made that will pay off for us than were made in the past,” adding that leveraging the collection of popular franchises and properties that the company owns for rides and experiences will deliver “better returns than we saw in the past.”

SDCC 2014: Lucasfilm Pavilion Image Bank

By Mike — Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Lucasfilm Pavilion was a plethora of activity as usual at Comic-Con, and while Disney-Lucas is reportedly planning on "thinning the herd" for their licensors, that doesn't appear to be the case yet. The focal point was on Disney XD's soon to be televised Star Wars Rebels series. Traditional exhibitors such as Her Universe, eFX, and Hallmark showed their latest and greatest. The Yoda puppet replica from eFX looks amazingly accurate and Hallmark, as usual, sells out of their convention exclusives, but gave a sneak peek of this year's Keepsake collectibles. New licensors such as Peavey with their awesome new Star Wars  guitars, Vans, and Jakks with their jumbo plastic figures also were present.

SDCC14: New Star Wars Rebels Clips

By Mike — Friday, July 25, 2014
Yesterday at “The Heroes of Star Wars Rebels” at Comic-Con 2014, Dave Filoni (Executive Producer), Simon Kinberg (Executive Producer), Freddie Prinze Jr. (“Kanan”), Vanessa Marshall (“Hera”), Taylor Gray (“Ezra”), Steve Blum (“Zeb”) and Tiya Sircar (“Sabine”) debuted the below clips from STAR WARS REBELS…

Disney to Upgrade, Downgrade Star Wars Expanded Universe

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 12, 2014

For those who follow such things, the great Leland Chee has given us insight regarding Lucasfilm's Expanded Universe archive's levels of official-ness over the years.  But now The Hollywood Reporter is telling us that Disney is going to change it up a bit, making one official level of canon and another that, for all intents and purposes, you can ignore.  Or enjoy.  It's up to you.  Click here to read it.  It doesn't tell us everything.

Star Wars Returns to Marvel in 2015

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, January 3, 2014

In a move surprising no one, StarWars.com confirms Marvel will publish Star Wars comics once more in 2015.  As many have speculated, this would keep the comic license within the Disney family four double-plus synergy.  Click here to read the rest.

Unsurprisingly, Disney Now Owns Indiana Jones

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 6, 2013

In a move surprising no one, Disney now has sequel rights for upcoming Indiana Jones films so says Variety.  From TFA:

"The Walt Disney Studios and Paramount Pictures have reached a distribution and marketing agreement for the Indiana Jones franchise.

Under the arrangement, Disney gains distribution and marketing rights to future films, in addition to retaining the ownership rights it secured when it acquired Lucasfilm."

Star Wars Land Coming to Disney?

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 14, 2013

That's the rumor!  Comingsoon.com, Slashfilm, Theme Park Insider, and IGN (among others) all have reports of this tantalizing, thrilling, and completely expected development.  UPDATE - a reader and former Disney employee added his two cents.

Worth Reading - Power Lawyers: How Star Wars Nerds Sold Lucasfilm to Disney

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, May 24, 2013

The Hollywood Reporter posted an article called Power Lawyers: How 'Star Wars' Nerds Sold Lucasfilm to Disney which details all sorts of fun little tidbits, like how they went and confirmed Lucasfilm really did own all the copyrights and trademarks and what have you for hundreds of characters which are now in the hands of the House of Mouse.

Be a Stormtrooper Statue - Male or Female - at Disney's Hollywood Studios

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 7, 2013

After the "freeze yourself in Carbonite" collectible, now the Disney Parks Blog reports you can also be a Stormtrooper! It's coming May 17 to Disney's Hollywood Studios as part of Star Wars Weekends.  It's $99.95 and takes a few weeks to deliver, but that's a lot faster than never getting to be a Stormtrooper that sits around on your desk.   And would you believe a similar, cheaper product exists for Star Trek too now?

Disneyland CA Droid Factory Report

By Mike — Tuesday, April 23, 2013

David Yeh of Endor Express has a great report on the new Droid Factory shop that opened up at Disneyland Anaheim Star Traders recently, to the joy of West Coast fans.

Droid Factory Now at Disneyland

By Mike — Thursday, April 11, 2013

At last! After nearly a year in waiting, Droid Factory has finally launched at Star Traders in Disneyland Anaheim! MouseWait has the photo confirmation and big thanks to Yakface.com for the heads up!