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Re: Disney Exclusive Build-A-Droid Factory
« Reply #90 on: May 11, 2012, 04:08 AM »
I'm not sure if it matters to you Pete_, but they mentioned in the blog that not all of the hats are available now, some will come later in the summer.  I just hope they have all the regular parts too if you're going through all that effort to get these .  'Good luck, you're gonna need it.'

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Re: Disney Exclusive Build-A-Droid Factory
« Reply #91 on: May 11, 2012, 07:43 AM »
I'm not sure if it matters to you Pete_, but they mentioned in the blog that not all of the hats are available now, some will come later in the summer.  I just hope they have all the regular parts too if you're going through all that effort to get these .  'Good luck, you're gonna need it.'

I really don't care about the hats to be honest - yeah - I saw that the Yoda Ears hat isn't there, but I really don't care.

What concerns me, and I've asked the Marketing Guy who wrote that blog for clarification, he indicates in one of his update comments (that I didn't see until AFTER I booked everything) that the exclusive DOMES aren't there yet either - a nice CONVENIENT detail to have left out of the original story.

So I have a comment that is "awaiting moderation" right now asking for clarification. And don't worry - once it posts you're gonna know EXACTLY which comment is mine.

Since I can't cancel the trip, I'm locked in to going. Until I'm flying back empty handed without my R6, R8 or R9 droids, I'm going to remain optimistic that I'll either be able to buy what I want for my collection OR that since I made the trip to the park, they'll be willing to help work something out to help me acquire the remaining droids or droid parts.

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Re: Disney Exclusive Build-A-Droid Factory
« Reply #92 on: May 11, 2012, 09:20 AM »
Okay, that really sucks that some of the KEY parts they are advertising won't be there, and may not be there for weeks or even months!  That's pretty shocking that they would advertise this stuff without making a distinction between what is 'coming soon' and what will be there for the Celebration.  I mean, that really, really sucks, and they had BETTER agree to send you all the parts you are missing out on when they are eventually available.  You're probably not going to be the only one who gets there and wonders where all the other parts are.

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Re: Disney Exclusive Build-A-Droid Factory
« Reply #93 on: May 11, 2012, 09:58 AM »
Actually between the group photo and the two packaged samples, I have been able to account for all 71 pieces...

25 Domes
10 - R2 Trunks
3 - R7 Trunks
10 - Right Legs
10 - Left Legs
5 - Middle Legs
8 - Funny Hats - Mouse Ears (red, green, blue & black), Yoda Ears Hat, Pirate Hat, Fedora, Goofy Hat

Don't forget, there was a list of parts posted earlier in the thread...  only thing missing form that list is the little hats, the 8 that you have listed Pete.

Here is the RS-rumored parts list for those too lazy to follow the link:

R2 Unit Domes
- Silver w/ Blue Details
- Silver w/ Green Details
- Silver w/ Red Details
- Silver w/ Orange Details
- Red w/ Silver Details

R3 Unit Domes
- Clear w/ Red Details
- Clear w/ Purple Details

R4 Unit Domes
- Green w/ White Details
- White w/ Blue Details
- White w/ Purple Details

R5 Unit Domes
- Black w/ Silver Details
- White w/ Red Details
- White w/ Green Details

R6 Unit Domes
- Black w/ Silver Details
- White w/ Orange Details
- White w/ Purple Details

R7 Domes
- Black w/ Silver Details
- Orange w/ Silver Details
- Silver w/ Blue Details

R8 Domes
- White w/ Black Details
- White w/ Orange Details
- Black w/ Silver Details

R9 Domes
- Green w/ Silver Details
- Red w/ Silver Details
- Blue w/ Silver Details

R2 Trunks
- White w/ Blue Details
- White w/ Green Details
- White w/ Orange Details
- White w/ Purple Details
- White w/ Red Details
- White w/ Black Details
- Red w/ White Details
- Black w/ Silver Details
- Green w/ Silver Details
- Blue w/ Silver Details

R7 Trunks
- White w/ Orange Details
- White w/ Black Details
- White w/ Blue Details

Right Legs
- White w/ Blue Details
- White w/ Red Details
- White w/ Green Details
- White w/ Orange Details
- White w/ Purple Details
- White w/ Black Details
- Red w/ Silver Details
- Green w/ Silver Details
- Blue w/ Silver Details
- Black w/ Silver Details

Left Legs
- White w/ Blue Details
- White w/ Red Details
- White w/ Green Details
- White w/ Orange Details
- White w/ Purple Details
- White w/ Black Details
- Red w/ Silver Details
- Green w/ Silver Details
- Blue w/ Silver Details
- Black w/ Silver Details

Middle Leg
- Black w/ Silver Details
- Green w/ Silver Details
- Blue w/ Silver Details
- Red w/ Silver Details
- White w/ Silver Details
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Re: Disney Exclusive Build-A-Droid Factory
« Reply #94 on: May 11, 2012, 10:59 AM »
It's official, Pete is the undisputed King Of All Star Wars collectors. Your dedication is inspiring, brother.

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Re: Disney Exclusive Build-A-Droid Factory
« Reply #95 on: May 11, 2012, 11:05 AM »
It's official, Pete is the undisputed King Of All Star Wars collectors. Your dedication is inspiring, brother.

Completists Uber Alles!

I have to second that motion.
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Re: Disney Exclusive Build-A-Droid Factory
« Reply #96 on: May 11, 2012, 11:12 AM »
It's official, Pete is the undisputed King Of All Star Wars collectors. Your dedication is inspiring, brother.

Completists Uber Alles!

I wouldn't go that far... LOL

The moderator of the blog blocked my comment/question from last night - so what's on there now is a VERY watered down version. Hopefully there will be clarification from the article author today.

I'll take some pictures and report back as best I can.

My thinking is that when I get there tomorrow, I'll head over to the park and scout things out and try to see how many droids I can get for myself. Once I know that, I'll report back on the complete list of parts that are actually available.

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Re: Disney Exclusive Build-A-Droid Factory
« Reply #97 on: May 11, 2012, 12:11 PM »
GOOD LUCK IN THE HUNT!

I want all of these but the new domes first and foremost. This is such a cluster to collect, I think a new website will be needed just to keep track of all of the parts to track down to complete the set or series. A photo archive for this will be really fun...

Adam Pawlus has a good article estimating how much it would most likley cost to complete...$1k.
http://www.galactichunter.com/gh/story/star-tours-disney-blog-reveals-more-parts
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Re: Disney Exclusive Build-A-Droid Factory
« Reply #98 on: May 11, 2012, 12:35 PM »
I think the purple and green 'mech would be cool.  Maybe I'll have to check on family that live in the area (if they go there).

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Re: Disney Exclusive Build-A-Droid Factory
« Reply #99 on: May 11, 2012, 12:41 PM »
Adam Pawlus has a good article estimating how much it would most likley cost to complete...$1k.

Nah, Pete already did the math and figured out it'd cost about $900 for two sets of the 25 different domes - and that's including the trip down there.  ;)

Don't forget to add admission to the park into your tally.  Currently $90.

Good point - I meant to put it in there, but forgot - so that means it's more like $900 for a set of 50 droids which would mean roughly $18/droid.

Or if I drove it - which I am contemplating...

$480 for the droids
$220 for the gas
$100 to get in the park
$50 tolls
Total: $850 / 50 = $17/figure

I could shave a few bucks off if I just doubled up the duplicates into the same 2-packs so instead of it being 24 2-packs and 2 single packs, it would just be 25 2-packs - that brings the droid price down to $473.

Keeping in mind that the droid purchase prices don't include tax either....  :-X

The one positive to just driving it would be that I wouldn't have to worry about how to get all of them home on the plane.

I just wish they had released, as an option, a box set of all 70 parts....  >:(
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Re: Disney Exclusive Build-A-Droid Factory
« Reply #100 on: May 11, 2012, 01:17 PM »
Got a totally non-answer in response to my post on that blog. Typical marketing person...

You either launched with 71 parts (minus those four hats) or you didn't - it's a simple question.

He took my question to mean are you adding more parts, I fully expect that to be the case and I have no problem making this an annual type trip where I get "caught up" each year.

Oh well - not going to stress over it - gonna go down there, get as many unique droids as I can for my collection - make sure I walk away with at least 2x of each unique part and I'll be happy.

I'll take as many pics as I can, in addition to trying to video record a bit of the experience at "Anakin's Workbench" as it is described.

I can post to the forum via my BB so expect updates as I'm there too.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2012, 01:23 PM by Pete_Fett »
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Re: Disney Exclusive Build-A-Droid Factory
« Reply #101 on: May 11, 2012, 02:33 PM »
Don't forget, there was a list of parts posted earlier in the thread...  only thing missing form that list is the little hats, the 8 that you have listed Pete.

Yeah - that long list that you posted earlier was what I was going on... I wanted one of my "sets" to include 1 of each dome (minimally) and 2 of each unique part (minimally), here are the droid designs I came up with...

R2-W1
R2 Dome - Silver w/ Blue Details
R2 Trunk - White w/ Blue Details
Right Leg - White w/ Blue Details
Left Leg - White w/ Blue Details
Middle Leg - White w/ Silver Details
R2-W2
R2 Dome - Silver w/ Green Details
R2 Trunk - White w/ Green Details
Right Leg - White w/ Green Details
Left Leg - White w/ Green Details
Middle Leg - White w/ Silver Details
R2-W3
R2 Dome - Silver w/ Red Details
R2 Trunk - White w/ Red Details
Right Leg - White w/ Red Details
Left Leg - White w/ Red Details
Middle Leg - White w/ Silver Details
R2-W4
R2 Dome - Silver w/ Orange Details
R2 Trunk - White w/ Orange Details
Right Leg - White w/ Orange Details
Left Leg - White w/ Orange Details
Middle Leg - White w/ Silver Details
R2-W5
R2 Dome - Red w/ Silver Details
R2 Trunk - Red w/ White Details
Right Leg - Red w/ Silver Details
Left Leg - Red w/ Silver Details
Middle Leg - Red w/ Silver Details
R3-W6
R3 Dome - Clear w/ Red Details
R2 Trunk - Blue w/ Silver Details
Right Leg - Blue w/ Silver Details
Left Leg - Blue w/ Silver Details
Middle Leg - Blue w/ Silver Details
R3-W7
R3 Dome - Clear w/ Purple Details
R2 Trunk - White w/ Black Details
Right Leg - White w/ Purple Details
Left Leg - White w/ Purple Details
Middle Leg - White w/ Silver Details
R4-W8
R4 Dome - Green w/ White Details
R2 Trunk - Green w/ Silver Details
Right Leg - Green w/ Silver Details
Left Leg - Green w/ Silver Details
Middle Leg - Green w/ Silver Details
R4-W9
R4 Dome - White w/ Blue Details
R2 Trunk - White w/ Blue Details
Right Leg - White w/ Blue Details
Left Leg - White w/ Blue Details
Middle Leg - White w/ Silver Details
R4-W10
R4 Dome - White w/ Purple Details
R2 Trunk - White w/ Purple Details
Right Leg - White w/ Purple Details
Left Leg - White w/ Purple Details
Middle Leg - White w/ Silver Details
R5-W11
R5 Dome - Black w/ Silver Details
R2 Trunk - White w/ Black Details
Right Leg - Black w/ Silver Details
Left Leg - Black w/ Silver Details
Middle Leg - Black w/ Silver Details
R5-W12
R5 Dome - White w/ Red Details
R2 Trunk - White w/ Red Details
Right Leg - White w/ Red Details
Left Leg - White w/ Red Details
Middle Leg - White w/ Silver Details
R5-W13
R5 Dome - White w/ Green Details
R2 Trunk - White w/ Green Details
Right Leg - White w/ Green Details
Left Leg - White w/ Green Details
Middle Leg - White w/ Silver Details
R6-W14
R6 Dome - Black w/ Silver Details
R2 Trunk - Black w/ Silver Details
Right Leg - Black w/ Silver Details
Left Leg - Black w/ Silver Details
Middle Leg - Black w/ Silver Details
R6-W15
R6 Dome - White w/ Orange Details
R2 Trunk - White w/ Orange Details
Right Leg - White w/ Orange Details
Left Leg - White w/ Orange Details
Middle Leg - White w/ Silver Details
R6-W16
R6 Dome - White w/ Purple Details
R2 Trunk - White w/ Purple Details
Right Leg - White w/ Purple Details
Left Leg - White w/ Purple Details
Middle Leg - White w/ Silver Details
R7-W17
R7 Dome - Black w/ Silver Details
R7 Trunk - White w/ Black Details
Right Leg - White w/ Black Details
Left Leg - White w/ Black Details
Middle Leg - White w/ Silver Details
R7-W18
R7 Dome - Orange w/ Silver Details
R7 Trunk - White w/ Orange Details
Right Leg - White w/ Orange Details
Left Leg - White w/ Orange Details
Middle Leg - White w/ Silver Details
R7-W19
R7 Dome - Silver w/ Blue Details
R7 Trunk - White w/ Blue Details
Right Leg - White w/ Blue Details
Left Leg - White w/ Blue Details
Middle Leg - White w/ Silver Details
R8-W20
R8 Dome - White w/ Black Details
R7 Trunk - White w/ Black Details
Right Leg - White w/ Black Details
Left Leg - White w/ Black Details
Middle Leg - White w/ Silver Details
R8-W21
R8 Dome - White w/ Orange Details
R7 Trunk - White w/ Orange Details
Right Leg - White w/ Orange Details
Left Leg - White w/ Orange Details
Middle Leg - White w/ Silver Details
R8-W22
R8 Dome - Black w/ Silver Details
R2 Trunk - Black w/ Silver Details
Right Leg - Black w/ Silver Details
Left Leg - Black w/ Silver Details
Middle Leg - Black w/ Silver Details
R8-W23
R8 Dome - Black w/ Silver Details
R7 Trunk - White w/ Blue Details
Right Leg - Blue w/ Silver Details
Left Leg - Blue w/ Silver Details
Middle Leg - Blue w/ Silver Details
R9-W24
R9 Dome - Green w/ Silver Details
R2 Trunk - Green w/ Silver Details
Right Leg - Green w/ Silver Details
Left Leg - Green w/ Silver Details
Middle Leg - Green w/ Silver Details
R9-W25
R9 Dome - Red w/ Silver Details
R2 Trunk - Red w/ White Details
Right Leg - Red w/ Silver Details
Left Leg - Red w/ Silver Details
Middle Leg - Red w/ Silver Details
R9-W26
R9 Dome - Blue w/ Silver Details
R2 Trunk - Blue w/ Silver Details
Right Leg - Blue w/ Silver Details
Left Leg - Blue w/ Silver Details
Middle Leg - Blue w/ Silver Details

So based on my criteria, I need to make 26 droids for a set - this is because from the list there were 13 trunks and 25 domes, if there had been 26 domes then that would have made more sense, but I digress, so I just arbitrary picked the R8 dome to grab an extra of so I could make a 26th droid that used the R7 Trunk White w/Blue Details...

If they have all the parts, this is what I'll be making (x2) for myself. So I plan on bringing a checklist to the store...

Here is the breakdown by part...

1x Each Unique Dome x25
1x Extra R8 Dome - Black w/ Silver Details Dome

R2 Trunks - 10 different ones
White w/ Blue Details x2
White w/ Green Details x2
White w/ Orange Details x2
White w/ Purple Details x2
White w/ Red Details x2
White w/ Black Details x2
Red w/ White Details x2
Black w/ Silver Details x2
Green w/ Silver Details x2
Blue w/ Silver Details x3

R7 Trunks - 3 different ones
White w/ Orange Details x2
White w/ Black Details x2
White w/ Blue Details x2

Right Legs - 10 different ones
White w/ Blue Details x3
White w/ Red Details x2
White w/ Green Details x2
White w/ Orange Details x4
White w/ Purple Details x3
White w/ Black Details x2
Red w/ Silver Details x2
Green w/ Silver Details x2
Blue w/ Silver Details x3
Black w/ Silver Details x3

Left Legs - 10 different ones
White w/ Blue Details x3
White w/ Red Details x2
White w/ Green Details x2
White w/ Orange Details x4
White w/ Purple Details x3
White w/ Black Details x2
Red w/ Silver Details x2
Green w/ Silver Details x2
Blue w/ Silver Details x3
Black w/ Silver Details x3

Middle Leg - 5 different ones
Black w/ Silver Details x3
Green w/ Silver Details x2
Blue w/ Silver Details x3
Red w/ Silver Details x2
White w/ Silver Details x16


As you can see, I've let my OCD go into overdrive with these.....
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Re: Disney Exclusive Build-A-Droid Factory
« Reply #102 on: May 11, 2012, 02:39 PM »
Holy Chit!    :o

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Re: Disney Exclusive Build-A-Droid Factory
« Reply #103 on: May 11, 2012, 03:00 PM »
Impressive. Most impressive.

I guess I'd be interested in the R2, R3, R4 & R5s. Still a lot of loot.

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Re: Disney Exclusive Build-A-Droid Factory
« Reply #104 on: May 11, 2012, 07:07 PM »
Pete's devotion is, indeed, impressive. In seven years of collecting locally with him, this is nothing new to me.
This promotion is something less than impressive. I hope they're ready for Pete in Disney. Somehow, I doubt the Mouse will be able to hang with my boy.
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