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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,666: BB Unit (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 20, 2020

Something old, something blue, this BB Unit (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)  has it all!  White when warm and blue when cold, you can get your fingerprints all over this guy in a cold room. It's a fun play feature.  Do you need it?  No, but... you kind of do. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,651: 3PO (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory, Galaxy's Edge)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Check out 3PO (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory, Galaxy's Edge)! He goes from black to gold, and uses the build-a-droid molds you've come to love.   A cold black droid turns gold in your hands, and it looks a little muddy if you hold it just right. It's cool.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,649: BB-19H (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Possibly Zorii Bliss' little pal, the BB-19H (Droid Factory Line Look) is one of the better holiday droid figures.  With a clear red body and golden head, it's a Christmas Ornmanet Robot.   If it's still available, go ahead and grab it before it disappears.  Read on!

New Theme Park Stuff Coming for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 4, 2019

3738 If you can't get enough of paying for parking and waiting in lines, Disney has a special treat for you.  Its Orlando debut of Rise of the Resistance means new ride, new stuff, and new things to fill your suitcase.  The info-tainment piece Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Attraction Merchandise Coming to Disney Parks on December 5 covers some of the shirts, pins, and other doodads - but the nifty vehicle and droid are probably the thing even us snooty, indoor fans will want.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,640: R4 Astromech (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory, Galaxy's Edge)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 21, 2019

The R4 Astromech (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory, Galaxy's Edge) is pretty amazing.  When warm, it's a white and green R4 unit. When chilled, it's black.  In between it looks like it's an oily, used mess - it's really impressive.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,639: CZ Protocol Droid (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory, Galaxy's Edge)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 19, 2019

It's not really an exaggeration to say a lot of 3 3/4-inch figure products aren't being given any sort of announcement.  This is especially true of many of the Disney theme park figures, like this one.   I didn't know about this CZ Protocol Droid (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory, Galaxy's Edge)  until it popped up on eBay and my pal Shannon got me its 4-pack, the other 4-pack, and a Droid Factory playset with the color-change droids on his next visit to Disneyland. (Thank you, Shannon!)  The figure mold is nothing new, but the color-change paint is quite impressive.  In warm temperatures, it's white, when it gets cold, it turns red.  And it looks sort of like a crab leg if you touch it.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,631: R5-BOO19 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 22, 2019

New this year - and probably gone soon - is this glow in the dark R5-BOO19 (Droid Factory Line Look).    It's a black droid with white glow paint, so you'll want to get it if you missed the previous, now expensive glow astromech.  Read on!

R4-BOO19 on ShopDisney for Halloween

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 26, 2019

If you want a Star Wars R4-BOO19 Halloween Droid Figure but don't want to pay to get to a Disney theme park, ShopDisney.com has him up right now.  $12.99 plus shipping, while supplies last - he has a skeleton motif this year.  Sometimes they sell out quickly, and sometimes they don't, so make your bets and order (or don't) now.

Disney Shakes Up Everything: May 2019 Edition

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 7, 2019

So a lot happened today.  Indiana Jones V is (as far as we know) still set for 2021, but Disney has delayed and announced a ton of movies with a few still yet-to-be announced.  Avatar 2 got pushed to 2021 with sequels every other year - so 2023, 2025, and 2027.  For those keeping track, that means Avatar 2 will be out 12 years after the first movie.  The time between Return of the  Jedi  and The Phantom Menace was 16 years.

3 unspecified Star Wars movies are now set for Christmas 2022, 2024, and 2026.  Marvel movies from Fox are also getting delayed, or possibly retooled or buried.  Click here for more from Variety.

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Galaxy's Edge Merch Preview at Entertainment Weekly

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Over at EW, you can preview Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge merch.  The good news - there are custom droids.  The very good news - I don't see any 3 3/4-inch scale stuff just yet.  (I break out in hives trying to think of how to gather parts from those bins from one or more states away.)  

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,556: R6-Series Astromech Droid White with Brown Markings (Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 31, 2019

One of the last new astromech parts we've seen, the R6-Series Astromech Droid White with Brown Markings (Droid Factory) brings you a dome with no matching body. That doesn't happen much.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,545: R4-H18 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 25, 2018

The Disney takeover has resulted in more Hasbro-compatible toys at theme parks, like this year's ice sculpture-inspired Christmas robot R4-H18 (Droid Factory Line Look).   It's a typical R4 unit cast in a clear white plastic, frosty with silver highlights and decorated with festive and removable drinks.  It can't make use of the third leg and the drink tray at the same time, but that's how these things go.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,544: Jawa (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 20, 2018

Is this the worst action figure of 2018? Yes. The Disney Sandcrawler pack-in Jawa (Droid Factory Line Look) is clearly cobbled together from Hasbro parts someone cast and didn't resculpt over the joints.  It's crude, and if you told me it was a bootleg I'd believe you.  At least the droid is OK and the Sandcrawler is nice. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,543: Gonk Droid (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 18, 2018

A Sandcrawler pack-in at Disney theme parks, the Gonk Droid (Droid Factory Line Look) has a pop-off chassis and jointed legs. It's very similar to the Hasbro one from a few years ago, down to sculpted joints that worked on Hasbro's but are ornamental here.  Read on!

Disney's Giant Sandcrawler Now on ShopDisney.com

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 16, 2018

Disney theme parks have been selling an extra large $100 Sandcrawler, and now it's on ShopDisney.com.   It's been popping on and off the web site, but it's there now.   Check site for special offers, like free shipping.   It's compatible with 3 3/4-inch Hasbro figures, and looks like it has two figures loosely copied from previous  Hasbro designs.  (Mine isn't here yet.) If you're in the market for a big vehicle and the Sail Barge is too long to wait for, go get one today.