Depending on where you sit as a fan, the merchandising at Star Tours is either the best thing ever or something giving you a little toy anxiety. (Hi, Ron!) This year at Celebration VI, Disney previewed Droid Factory, new Star Wars Muppets, Vinylmation, and-- get ready for this-- Star Wars Disney-Pixar Cars. Yes. Darth Mater.
The D-Tech Me Carbon Freeze Me figures are starting to arrive for those fortunate enough to travel to Disney Star Wars Weekends in Orlando, Florida the past few weeks. Galactic reader Frank sends in his photos which include front and back scans of the package along with a short report.
It's called a good problem for Disney but less than ideal for vacationing collectors. Dan Curto is at Disney Star Wars Weekends and reported some changes with the Droid Factory packaging and availability of parts.
The biggest chatter of the year comes from Florida, where Droid Factory is being deployed at Disney Hollywood Studios. You can build your own Astromech Droid, but what does the whole set-up look like? Our pal Chuck sent us some awesome images over teh Twitter, and you can click through to see them (and follow him) after the break.
First up, one of our pals on Twitter tweeted us last night that the Star Tours Astromech Droids would run about $12.95 each, or 2 for $18.95. This article shows more pictures of retooled heads and other changes, and the claim that only the R6, R8, and R9 heads are exclusive is something of a half-truth-- remember, the R5 droids appear to have no antennas this time around, plus all the droids have holes in their head.
About 20 domes, 10 bodies, and a whole mess of droids were posted to the Star Tours Facebook page. To date this is the clearest shot of the robots, which gives us a look at the various Mickey Mouse ears, confirmation that Goofy's hat does indeed sport ears, and, of course, this isn't everything. Other hats, like a very Jack Sparrow-looking pirate hat, were shown in previous preview images so it's a pretty safe bet what you're seeing here isn't the entire line.
StarWars.com updates with more information and images of the Carbon-Freeze Me Experience which officially opens on May 18th for the launch of Star Wars Weekends.
This summer's Star Wars Weekends is shaping up to be quite the event with the launching of Droid Factory and now news from "Eyes and Ears", the Disney employee newsletter, that you can have your own 8 inch Carbonite figure of yourself!
StarWars.com has posted an update on what we can expect for exclusive new merchandise at this year's Star Wars Weekends in at Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Droid Factory makes its return to Tatooine Traders at Disney's Hollywood Studios! Attractions magazine posted on their Twitter page that Build-A-Droid will be featured at the theme park's store where you can assemble your own droid action figure.
Disney Parks Blog has posted celebrity guests information for this year's Star Wars Weekends at Disney World in Orlando, Florida from May 18th through June 12th.
A new wave of park exclusive Disney Star Wars figures are scheduled to be released this month at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
Star Wars Weekends 2012 begins on May 18th and runs through June 10th at Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida. The Official Star Tours Facebook Page has posted some photos of merchandise appropriately featuring Donald Duck as Darth Maul.
The long-awaited (and rumored for years as the Star Speeder 3000) Star Speeder 1000 Playset is now available from Disney parks and their mail-order service. Want to see a ton of pictures and find out how to get yours? Are you curious how the first fully-licensed Hasbro-compatible non-Hasbro action figure item turned out? Would you believe it has a socket for your original Star Tours Captain Rex in it? Read on!
The guys at Endor Express have a story on the two exclusives that Disney will be offering at Celebration V. One is a sneak peek at the Starspeeder 1000, and it's a lot oranger than the current model. The other is an all-black Donald Duck in Shadow Trooper outfit. You want to know about pricing and edition sizes, right? Better go check the full story at Endor Express!