Those who have been following us on our socials know that this past summer has been filled with lots of travel and time spent away from the computer. But now that school is back in session and the weather is starting to turn, we are back in action and have loads of updates coming your way. We had a really fantastic summer that included lots of Star Wars and collecting adventures. Here is a quick rundown of what Jake got up the last few months: Washington State Summer Con, at the premier convention which is more heavily Star Wars-themed then any other in the region, Jake interviewed Bo-Katan, The Armorer, Boba Fett, Boba Fett, Darth Maul and Thrawn's father! [...]
Earlier this month Disney announced their merchandise for Pride Month 2021. In celebration of Pride Month 2021 and the company’s Pride collection, The Walt Disney Company is giving funds as part of our ongoing commitment to organizations around the world that support LGBTQ+ communities. This year's celebration of inclusion reached the Droid Factory line as the latest Build-a-Droid figure exclusive features not only the Pride color scheme but the Rainbow Collection banner as well. We, thanks to The Sandcrawler listener Dan D. who happened to be on vacation during the week of release, have added this newest droid to our Disney's Droid Factory Build-a-Droid Guide! R2-RN8W (May 2021) All different types of droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their [...]
In his ongoing 8-year mission to stay complete on collecting Disney's exclusive line of Build-a-Droids, Jake unboxes the latest offering: The Droid Depot 5-pack. This set features the five droids that sit outside the Droid Depot experience in Galaxy's Edge. This set retails for $50 and was released earlier this week at a special retail event at Downtown Disney. All the details concerning this set can be found in the above video, or by heading to our official YouTube page! Look for our Disney's Droid Factory Build-a-Droid Guide to be updated shortly!
The lastest Disney Droid Factory Build-a-Droid, BB-BOO20, has now been added to our visual guide. The figure is a simple repaint of their BB-8 buck which entered the line in June of 2017. This figure joins the previous 4 Halloween-themed droids by being released in August. With only one park currently open in the US, obtaining this figure has become more difficult with many folks resorting to the inflated prices on eBay. No word yet if this will become available on ShowDisney.com or app. At the time of print, only The Rise of Skywalker set and the Sandcrawler playset are currently on the app. We'd highly recommend the Sandcrawler especially for fans of The Mandalorian. But speaking of available sets, if you have a Disney [...]
We have created a new database for Hasbro's new Galaxy's Edge-themed Droid Depot Build-a-Droid figures!
Following a similar timeline of the past few years, since Disney started producing Holiday-themed Astromech droids in their park exclusive Droid Factory line, August has been the release month for their Halloween-themed droid. This year, BB-BOO20 (BB for the type of droid, BOO for Halloween and 20 for the year) joins the ever-growing list of buid-a-droids Disney has produced over the years. While we have yet to see the back of the card which typically gives a sentence or so of background about each droid, this one appears to be on Pasaana by the look of the front of the card. For a look at each and every Disney Droid Factory Build-a-Droid released to date, make sure to check out our visual guide here! [...]
We have updated our Disney's Droid Factory Build-a-Droid Guide to include the most recent Droid Factor releases. Added to the database are last October's The Rise of Skywalker 4-pack, November's Holiday droid and December/January's The Rise of Resistance vehicle set. We have added the part-breakdowns for all of the sets and added images for the first two. We hope to have all four versions of the new vehicle set in April when our main Disney operative Agent Curtis heads to WDW. But in the meantime, enjoy the update by clicking the pic below and we'll make sure to update it as new sets and/or information is received/released.
Thanks to the Disney Parks Blog, we now know a new 3 3/4" Disney Parks Exclusive Build-a-Droid playset will be released with the debut of the new attraction, Rise of the Resistance. The set appears to include a black and blue R5 droid and a vehicle that is part of the ride. Previews for the addition to Galaxy's Edge is undergoing previews right now and will open tomorrow in Florida and in Anaheim in mid-January. We are excited about this new set and plan on adding it (along with the last two releases) to our Build-a-Droid guide this holiday season! The following is a brief description of the collectible: Guests can purchase a collectible toy inspired by the attraction vehicle. The item will be available [...]
Thanks to the Triple Force Friday press release we received from Lucasfilm/Disney we now can confirm that there will be a new Disney Park exclusive Droid Factory multipack available on October 4th. This follows the tradition that began in 2015 with The Force Awakens of having a new multipack for each new film. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Star Wars: The Last Jedi Solo: A Star Wars Story This latest set based on droids from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will retail for $29.99 and like the entire Droid Factory Build-a-Droid line it is exclusive to the Disney Parks. The great thing about these sets is they have in the past brought collectors droids which Hasbro has not [...]
With a week to go until Triple Force Friday and the launch of all of the merchandise for the final film in the Skywalker Saga, Starwars.com on their official YouTube channel hosted a star-studded reveal of new product from Hasbro, LEGO, Disney, and Funko. What followed was an avalanche of press releases and photos. To help you process everything more efficiently we will link to each of the different press releases below to help you plan your course of attack for next week's Triple Force Friday. Inspired by a trio of Star Wars entertainment including Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and The Mandalorian, we’re thrilled to share a wide range of exciting reveals from classic Hasbro Star Wars product lines including The Black Series, The Vintage [...]