Star Tours

GHR: New Star Tours Swag at Disneyland

By Mike — Thursday, May 30, 2013

Memorial Day weekend was full of bounty at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California as new swag has shipped and arrived in their Star Traders store. Of particular interest to collectors would be the new Star Tours sets and Mickey’s Jedi Starfighter. But these aren’t the only pieces that caught our eye.

Star Tours Anaheim - Thermos, Droid Factory, Awesome Pill Box, 12 Pics

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 27, 2013

Our pal Shannon Cosman hit up Disneyland in Anaheim, CA this weekend to bring us some shots of new park merchandise!  Highlights include New Droid Products from Thermos, several awesome close-up shots of the droid part bins, and what seems to be a Mickey Mouse Pillbox which has to be seen to be believed - seriously, click through and check this stuff out!

Disney Drops $100 Cover Charge to Collect Droid Factory Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 6, 2013

Thanks to a tip from our pal and friend to all collectors Chuck, we now know that Downtown Disney's Once Upon a Toy Hasbro store now has the Droid Factory set up.  This means you don't have to pay to get into Disney Hollywood Studios, as Once Upon a Toy has no admission fee.  From the pictures it looks like it's a much better set-up filled with bins on four sides (rather than just one) and best of all, you won't have to shell out $100 to get into the theme park to waste 2 hours of high-quality ride time to attempt to collect them all.

Hasbro: 2013 Star Tours Multi-Packs

By Mike — Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hasbro announces two new Star Tours exclusive multi-packs that will be available beginning in May 2013 at Walt Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando (to debut for Star Wars Weekends) and at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim soon thereafter.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,930

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ahhh this is a good one.  Thanks to my pal Shannon for helping me to get the Black R6 Series Astromech Droid, one of my favorites from the new Droid Factory at Disney Hollywood Studios Orlando.  Is it worth tracking down?

Galactic Hunter Video Theater: Star Tours

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, November 3, 2012

This week in Galactic Hunter Video Theater, let's look at something that's technically a video with the original Star Tours. The 1987 theme park ride was basically a short film on a motion simulator, and probably prompted about as much fan discussion in the 1990s as the movies did in the 1980s. (We didn't have much to go on.) So click on through to see the original Captain Rex (an uncredited Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens) in a rough video capture, after the break.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,889

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, September 10, 2012

This is a good one.  The Yellow R6-Series Astromech Droid was probably my favorite from the ones I was able to get in Orlando last month, because it looks just familiar and just different enough to be awesome.  It's also in some really gonzo color.  Is it worth tracking down?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,884

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, September 3, 2012

Given the nebulous nature of what constitutes an actual full figure, the Red R9-Series Astromech Droid is more than a little arbitrary.  We'll be viewing the Star Tours Droid Factory figures as unique characters, defined by the dome.  (The body is, of course, up to you.)  This one is bright red, almost orange, with a rich silver texture and a softer sculpt than his brothers.  Is it worth the trip and obscene price on eBay?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,851

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 18, 2012

While a recent addition to Star Tours, this Signal Droid seems like it could have stepped right out of 1985! With big lights on his hands and a hover stand, it's a new mold which, in and of itself, is amazing. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,847

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 12, 2012

This R2-D2 was packed in with the Starspeeder 1000 from Disney and while it's scaled to Hasbro figures, it's not a Hasbro figure.  Is it cool? Sorta! Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,809

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, May 21, 2012

Another Jedi Mickey Mouse is one of those nebulously "official" figures which maybe fits in your collection. Or maybe not.  Read on!

First-Look: Star Tours Droid Factory Parts Bins

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, May 12, 2012

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.

Star Tours Disney Blog Reveals More Parts

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 10, 2012

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.

Facebook Shot Reveals New Disney Star Tours Astromech Pictures

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,795

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Meet Aly San San, an unusual name for a droid but a fine Star Tours exclusive!  This repaint of WA-7 looks right at home in blue and orange.  Read on!