This week in Q&A: Why did Disney buy Star Wars anyway? Because Chico needed the money. And kids - and Disney theme park hunting. Basically, keep your eyes open for stuff because new things are sneaking out and clearances are going down everywhere. All this and more!
And hey, send in your questions for next week. Read on!
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It's time to go on hiatus for at least until the new droids show up - but first, let's look at the 6-inch Han Solo Stormtrooper Disguise! It's pretty nice - mine had some paint smudging that cleaned right up. He has a helmet and a blaster, plus his blaster has some extra paint on it - the regular Stormtrooper does not. As such, this may be a decent army-builder. Read on!
Check out Bossk (The Black Series 6-Inch)! He's pretty cool - but he's awesome on a shelf of other figures. By himself, he's just pretty good - does he look cooler than the 7-inch Unleashed figure from a few years ago? Click here to find out when you read on!
This week in Q&A: Let's talk the whole articulation on your action figure thing again because why not. And Qui-Gon figures - should we be seeing a lot more? We'll also talk missing Saga Legends figures as well as some fun Celebration VII highlights you may have missed.
Don't forget to send in your questions for next week. Read on!
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!
As a fan of music stuff, I recently bought an album from K Records - and this morning I got an email informing me of a group called If It Ain't Breakfast Don't Fix It. There Will Be Casualties is a new cassette tape (really) new release with MP3 download code, and hand-stamped cover art by Jillian Chaplain featuring one Dark Lord of the Sith. It's not super Star Warsy, but for those who collect stuff from the creative edges of a galaxy far, far away this might be $8.00 well spent.
You can see more shots of it - including the Band-Aid used to seal the tape's box, plus links to sample tracks - here.
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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?)
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!
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.
You may already own an Episode VII action figure - if not, here's how to get it.
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!