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2018 Droid Factory R4-BOO18 (Halloween Event)
« on: August 7, 2018, 12:58 PM »
The 2018 Halloween Disney Droid Factory carded droid has started hitting ebay:

R4-BOO18, the candy-corn colored astromech (with mini candy-corn accessory).

Despite the odd deco, I'll probably still track one down at some point if I can find one for less than $20.
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Re: 2018 Droid Factory R4-BOO18 (Halloween Event)
« Reply #1 on: August 7, 2018, 01:23 PM »
Thanks for posting.  I missed the window on last year's offering and don't want to miss out on this one if it can be had for a reasonable price.

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Re: 2018 Droid Factory R4-BOO18 (Halloween Event)
« Reply #2 on: August 7, 2018, 05:02 PM »
Same, I was dumb and waited for the 2017 figure to show up on the Disney Parks App but they've been keeping lots of stuff off of the app lately. If I have to resort to one of those $30 shipped eBay purchases this year, so be it.
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Re: 2018 Droid Factory R4-BOO18 (Halloween Event)
« Reply #3 on: August 8, 2018, 08:50 AM »
No interest this time around...
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Re: 2018 Droid Factory R4-BOO18 (Halloween Event)
« Reply #4 on: August 8, 2018, 11:46 AM »
Candy corn is a blight upon modern society.  I hate everything about this droid....put me down for two!   ;D
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Re: 2018 Droid Factory R4-BOO18 (Halloween Event)
« Reply #5 on: August 8, 2018, 12:23 PM »
Kind of an interesting design. I like that they're working their way through the R-series with each year's exclusives. I'm guessing that the X-mas droid this year will be an R4 as well. I can't wait to see how they give holiday colors to the R6 through R9 droids.
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Re: 2018 Droid Factory R4-BOO18 (Halloween Event)
« Reply #6 on: August 8, 2018, 02:31 PM »
Jim Hill's recent podcast talked about how Disney doesn't have the proper infrastructure to sell park merch over the app. He says it gets completely overwhelmed and needs a lot of back office changes. He says the state of in park merchandise (at least in Florida) is behind the times. They are having a tough time figuring out how many they can sell on line and still have enough for the parks. The parks are suppose to take top priority because they don't want to tell a guest an item is sold out because everyone on the internet bought their supply. Disney hasn't completely rolled out credit card chip readers to the parks yet. You think this would be the Mouse's top priority.
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Re: 2018 Droid Factory R4-BOO18 (Halloween Event)
« Reply #7 on: August 9, 2018, 08:13 AM »
Holy ****, that thing is hideous.

Can't wait to add it to the collection.
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Re: 2018 Droid Factory R4-BOO18 (Halloween Event)
« Reply #8 on: August 9, 2018, 09:42 AM »
Jim Hill's recent podcast talked about how Disney doesn't have the proper infrastructure to sell park merch over the app. He says it gets completely overwhelmed and needs a lot of back office changes. He says the state of in park merchandise (at least in Florida) is behind the times. They are having a tough time figuring out how many they can sell on line and still have enough for the parks. The parks are suppose to take top priority because they don't want to tell a guest an item is sold out because everyone on the internet bought their supply. Disney hasn't completely rolled out credit card chip readers to the parks yet. You think this would be the Mouse's top priority.

This makes me laugh. 

They've got RFID bracelets that they make you wear and track you every bowel movement in the park, yet they can't figure out how to stock and sell toys both in the park and online?

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Re: 2018 Droid Factory R4-BOO18 (Halloween Event)
« Reply #9 on: August 9, 2018, 10:34 AM »
A candy corn color scheme for an astromech?

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Re: 2018 Droid Factory R4-BOO18 (Halloween Event)
« Reply #10 on: August 9, 2018, 11:23 AM »
I went ahead and bought one for $24 shipped... it's $6 or so more than the app would be, but it seemed worth $6 to just be done thinking about it.

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Re: 2018 Droid Factory R4-BOO18 (Halloween Event)
« Reply #11 on: August 9, 2018, 03:42 PM »
I bought one too for $23.99 (free ship). The price at the park is $19.99 so I'm coming out a little ahead.
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Re: 2018 Droid Factory R4-BOO18 (Halloween Event)
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2018, 09:33 AM »
When will these be in Parks?  we are going in 2 weeks and I'm willing to snag some if you guys need them. 

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Re: 2018 Droid Factory R4-BOO18 (Halloween Event)
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2018, 10:09 AM »
Buy in bulk, then share with friends.  I got 3 of them for $48 shipped.
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