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I bet there is a trash can with a lot of clam shells in it at Disney World. I hate how at Disneyland they make you put each droid in a clam shell to buy it because that is where the SKU price is. Seems like such a waste.

Actually, I got them all home thanks to the fact that other family members had space in their luggage.

 ;D

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So, over $1200 worth of BAD.  You are hard core my friend!

I get a discount because I am a Disney Vacation Club member, I believe the discount is either 10% or 15%, so I did pay less than that. But more or less, yes.

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Holy crap Pete - how many droids did you buy?

4 - Wave 1 Droids at Once Upon a Toy
108 - Wave 2 Droids at Tatooine Traders/Darth's Mall

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It's amazing how you can get different stories. I was told by an employee at Downtown Disney that they were waiting for stock to sell through before switching over so they weren't sure when exactly the new Wave 2 parts would be available. This was on this past Thursday (June 11th). I was glad that they did still have the Wave 1 parts though as I was able to pick up a bunch of White w/Purple Bodies that I could use with the three new purple colored domes.

Here are some (not so great) pics of the Wave 2 set of domes that I was able to acquire:

R2s (or R2-like domes, I refuse to call an R2 dome an R7)


More R2s and the R3s


R4s & R5s


R6s & R7s


R8s & R9s


You'll notice that there are some droids on the Black w/Silver body from Wave 1, I also had a spare pair of the White w/Black Body from Wave 1 and the new Silver w/Black R9 dome looks great on both of those. The new Black w/Silver & Orange R5 dome is on a Black w/Gold & Silver body which uses the new torso combined with the Black w/Silver legs from Wave 1.

I also picked up some extras of the two R7s and the White w/Cyan R8 so that I could mix and match the bodies among the Wave 2 domes as well as bring in some dome/body combinations with the R7/R8 domes from Wave 1.

After all of the body combo shuffling, here are the resulting Wave 1 w/Wave 2 body parts I now have in my collection as well:


The White w/Yellow R6 on that Orange & White R7/R8 body is for "future expansion" - perhaps there there will be another Orange R7/R8 dome down the line I can put this body to go use with.

The flexibility of the colors this time leaves a lot to be desired. But what I do like most of all is the "set" of purple colored droids since there is now an R2, R3, R4, two R6s and an R9.

All total, I purchased 2x of 54 different droid designs, plus 4x droids with White w/Purple bodies from Wave 1. So this was a very expensive trip  ;D

I will try to take better pictures when I have more time...

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Seeing pictures like this make me want to break from my current only "cannon" droid pledge. Just saw that my holo r2 was delivered today. Placed an order for a r2d60 which should arrive next week (hey looks like I broke my cannon pledge already). I'm liking that r4 d23 droid too, colors are interesting.

How did you order an R2D60? Did you use the Disney merchandise toll free number?

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LEGO / Re: Simpsons
« on: May 19, 2015, 11:50 PM »
Has anyone seen/picked up the Kwik-E-Mart set yet? Is it even out? We don't have Lego stores around here so I am SOL on this one.

I grew up in Northern VA so maybe your location clues have me totally confused, but aren't there Lego stores both at Tysons Corner Mall and Potomac Mills Mall still?

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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 19, 2015, 11:48 PM »
Not counting UCS sets, this leaves me with only needing the Mos Eisley Cantina (which I cannot find anywhere locally ???) and the Imperial Shuttle to be caught up.

My local Toys R Us stores still have the Cantina set...

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Droid Factory 2013 / Re: 2013 Droid Factory = NOT Dead in 2015?
« on: May 19, 2015, 11:45 PM »
Nice opportunity for those carded figure collectors who want [need?] them...   pretty much a pass for everyone else I imagine.

At least the site says they have a free shipping promo going on today (promo code FREE15), so that helps a little.

I'm still a carded collector and these have ZERO interest to me. Perhaps it's collector fatigue, but I'd much rather put that $230 towards another 20 Disney build-a-droids for my collection instead of twelve carded variants of figures I already have.


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Wow! I don't even have all of the first wave yet. Don't know if I'll ever be able to pick all these up.  :'(

Even though I acquired all of the first wave, I'm wondering that myself about this 2nd wave - seeing that there is almost the same number of parts this time as there were last time, it's kind of mind numbing to think that in 2018 they might do this all again...

It would be nice if they (Disney) could communicate their plan here, is it going to be just like the 1st wave which lasted from May 2012 until March/April 2015? So this wave would roughly last until March/April 2018? Or are they planning on a much more rapid turn-around on the parts?

I'm going to WDW in June and I might be going again in March 2016 - it would be great to know that I could count on the Wave 2 parts still being there then instead of there being an entirely new wave of parts come next year when Star Wars Weekends start up again.

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Anyone seen a nice, comprehensive list of the new parts/colors.  I can't really tell what all is new from that little pic further back in this thread...  I'd like to know whats out there before I go hassling Paul with requests.  ;)

I believe this is the list - like Jesse said, when you combine "Wave 2" and "Wave 3" you get pretty much the same number of parts as Wave 1 from three years ago...

Domes
1. White R2 with yellow trim (wave 2)
2. White R2 with red trim
3. Silver R2 with blue trim (wave 2)
4. Silver R2 with purple trim
5. Grey R2 with black & white trim
6. Grey R2 with lime trim
7. Gold R2 with black trim (wave 2)
8. Blue R2 with yellow trim (wave 2)
9. Black R2
10. R3 with silver trim (wave 2)
11. R3 with orange & silver trim
12. White R4 with blue trim (wave 2)
13. White R4 with red trim
14. Black R4 with silver trim
15. White R5 with red trim
16. Black R5 with silver trim
17. Red R5 with black & white trim (wave 2)
18. White R6 with black & red trim (wave 2)
19. Silver R6 with purple trim
20. White R7 with gold trim (wave 2)
21. White R7 with blue trim
22. White R8 with cyan trim (wave 2)
23. Orange R8 with white trim
24. Silver R9 with black trim (wave 2)
25. White R9 with purple trim

Trunks
1. White R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9 trunk with blue trim (wave 2)
2. White R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9 trunk with yellow & silver trim (wave 2)
3. White R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9 trunk with red trim
4. Black R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9 trunk with gold trim (wave 2)
5. Black R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9 trunk with red/copper trim
6. Red R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9 trunk with black & white trim (wave 2)
7. Grey R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9 trunk with yellow trim (wave 2)
8. Grey R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9 trunk with black & white trim
9. Purple R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9 trunk with silver trim
10. Maroon R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9 trunk with lime trim
11. White R7/R8 trunk with black trim (wave 2)
12. White R7/R8 trunk with blue trim
13. Orange R7/R8 trunk with white trim
14. Blue R7/R8 trunk with white trim (wave 2)

Legs
1. White leg with blue trim (wave 2)
2. White leg with red trim
3. White leg with black trim (wave 2)
4. White leg with yellow & silver trim (wave 2)
5. Black leg with gold trim (wave 2)
6. Black leg with silver trim
7. Red leg with black & white trim (wave 2)
8. Grey leg with blue & yellow trim (wave 2)
9. Grey leg with black & white trim
10. Maroon leg with grey trim
11. Orange leg with white trim
12. Purple leg with silver trim

Middle Legs
1. White leg (wave 2)
2. Black leg (wave 2)
3. Red leg (wave 2)
4. Grey leg (wave 2)
5. Maroon leg
6. Purple leg
7. Orange leg

Hats
1. Sombrero
2. Mouse ears
3. Rabbit ears
4. Imperial cap
5. SW cap
6. Sorcerer's hat
7. Top hat

In Wave 1 there were 25 Domes (5 R2, 2 R3, 3 R4, 3 R5, 3 R6, 3 R7, 3 R8 and 3 R9), so the total number of domes is the same, but the break-down of droid type is different. Essentially there is one less R6, R7, R8 and R9 then there was last time and there are four more R2 domes then last time.

For the other parts...

Trunks
1. White R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9 with Blue
2. White R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9 with Red
3. White R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9 with Green
4. White R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9 with Yellow
5. White R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9 with Purple
6. White R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9 with Black
7. Black R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9
8. Red R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9
9. Green R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9
10. Blue R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9
11. White R7/R8 with Black
12. White R7/R8 with Blue
13. White R7/R8 with Yellow

So there is 1 more trunk in Waves 2/3.

There were ten different leg color designs that matched trunk designs 1-10 listed above, but since there were different "left" and "right"legs there were 20 different leg pieces to collect. In Waves 2/3, there are two additional color designs, but the good thing is that you get two of each of leg part every time you get a droid with matching left and right legs, so that's a "plus". (especially in my case where I'm trying to make sure that I have at least two of every part in a "set")

For middle legs, in Wave 1 there were five - White, Black, Red, Blue & Green; and for hats there were eight total: Red, Black, Blue & Green Mouse Ears, Indy Fedora, Jack Sparrow Pirate Hat, Goofy Hat & Yoda Baseball Cap.

So here are the totals:

Wave 1:
25 Domes
13 Trunks
20 Left & Right Legs
5 Middle Legs
8 Hats
Total: 71 Parts
Waves 2/3:
25 Domes
14 Trunks
12 Left & Right Legs
7 Middle Legs
7 Hats
Total: 65 Parts

I hope this helps. I'm still almost a month away from being at WDW. I get in on a Thursday and will be hitting Downtown Disney that day. My hope is that the parts will be there too and I will be able to get a good chunk of what I need. My parents will be in tow, so I've read that they are limiting you to 25 droids (I guess their thinking is that you are gonna want one of each dome) - so if (and that's a big if) they have all 65 parts available, I'll be able to make a set of 2x of each of 25 different droid designs. I am still on the fence on whether or not I want to get two different designs with each dome like I did with Wave 1 (my Wave 1 collection has 56 different droid designs, and I have 2 of each of those designs).

I also have pairings that aren't 100% ideal - such as the White w/Purple R4 Dome on an all Black body. I'd love to identify a dome in the new Wave 2/3 set that would look good on a Wave 1 Black w/Silver body (for example that Silver w/Black R9 Dome) and then buy that dome on the all Purple body of Wave 3 and do a swap. Don't know how feasible that would be though on this trip...


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Holy Cow - 25 new domes!


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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 13, 2015, 07:57 PM »
Bought the Tatooine Mini Build and four Free-Builds from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Probably paid too much for it, but at least it's part of my collection now... Hopefully they'll go light on SDCC Star Wars exclusives this year (doubtful I know, but one can hope)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: May 13, 2015, 11:54 AM »
That movie just doesn't look very good. I hate the CG Thing. It was much better as a costume. The whole thing looks like it was made for the Disney Channel. What's with a black Johnny Storm but Sue is white? I guess Sue was adopted. Doom looks just silly.

According to what I read Dr. Franklin Storm marries Sue's mom and she already had Sue (who is a baby/toddler) and then Dr. Storm and Sue's mom have a child together, which is Johnny. Dr. Storm also adopted Sue which is how she gets his last name.

I see ZERO problem with this, I know there has been a lot of fanboy venom out there about "black Johnny Storm" (TOTALLY not lumping you in that Paul). But with the way things are in the US today where there are countless "blended" families out there, it would be great to see one that functions well as a strong family unit. One of the lines I like most from the trailer is when Dr. Storm says "WHERE ARE MY CHILDREN?" (children being plural)

For myself being the patriarch of a family that is blended, this change resonates with me.

It's a shame many other aspects of this film just don't look "good". I will still be going to see this when it comes out, hopefully my expectations are SO low that there will be aspects of the movie that aren't that bad.

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Not at all what I wanted to hear.   :-\

Me either.

So basically this Wave 2 set is just a temporary selection until Wave 3 droids come out? After sitting on Wave 1 for three years, Wave 2 is going to be here and gone in a matter of months?!?

If that's the case, I may have to reconsider even trying to be a completist on these things.

Hopefully she was/is mistaken...  :-\

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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 3, 2015, 09:46 AM »
Picked up the UCS TIE Fighter and got the Admiral Yularen figure at my local Lego Store yesterday.

I also ordered the UCS X-Wing from the Lego Shop@Home site, hadn't picked that set up yet...

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