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Four of the 6 will likely be distinguishable by weight. The two BB-8-type droids will be a toss-up. Who will be the first to bring in a small digital scale?  :)

There are actually three BB units - and those would be the heavier ones due to the weighted ball that gives the Disney BB units the weeble-wobble type behavior.

The conspiracy theorist in me says that can only mean one thing...individually carded droid prices are going up significantly.

Exactly - but unfortunately, nothing individually carded will come close to the outstanding 4-LOM they offered a year ago and that was only $12.99.

New paint applications on existing molds that have been around for five years or longer (this coming April will mark the 5th anniversary of SWCO in 2017 where they debuted the build-a-droid BB-8 & Chopper) - should mean that the cost of the figures stays consistent, not goes up.

The $2 mark-up on these is for the plastic "crates" with bases that can be connected to each other for a multi-droid display, I could have completely done w/o that "feature".

There are six confirmed so far, and they are all designs that are visible in the Droid Depot shop at Galaxy's Edge. those six droids are:

C1-4B - a blue & white version of Chopper with some red highlights
G4-S8 - a white & green R4 droid
B5-SL - a white & blue BB unit, looks to be the same sculpt as BB-8
JB-9 - a yellow and gray BB unit, looks to be the same sculpt as the First Order BB-9E
CH-83 - a white & yellow BB unit, also looks to be the same sculpt as BB-8
S3-R9 - a gray R2 unit

There is a lot of similarity in these offerings to the wind-up offerings that are also available from the Droid Depot, so there is potentially a seventh droid, which is:

M5-K7 - a white & yellow w/silver & yellow dome R2 unit

There are a total of 10 droids that can be seen throughout the shop, in addition to those seven, there are also two more BB designs (one maroon and another that's a brownish color) and another R4 design that is mostly white with striping/color highlights on the dome and legs.

Hopefully for sanity's sake there are only six blind-boxed figures though.

They are $14.99 each, which is $2 more than the individually carded figures. Someone really needs to tell Disney, that the cost for blind-bagged/boxed should be LOWER, not higher than being able to buy an item that you actually know what it is.  >:(

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« on: December 7, 2021, 12:30 AM »
Well, oopsies!

I wonder if Patrick is getting his resume ready or at least updated.

Been able to score four of these and I think that's going to be where I call it. So far I'm going to keep one completely MIB, two I opened so I could take out the TVC carded figure - for now I have left them both carded and on the fourth I have opened up everything.

I typically get two of every figure to open, and sometimes even more if the figure has a vehicle, like this guy, but that would just be silly.

My hope is that they indeed do what StBrian suggested and they do a Blue Squadron pack and General Merrick is included. That way, I can get a couple of those and outfit the three Blue Squadron X-Wings each with a unique pilot.

Whatever became of this?

I don't get the buying things you loathe. I buy stuff I like less than the cost but not that I loathe. No wonder they can keep making them.

Personal mental defect? I have the 18 color variants of Prototype Vader, I have four of the six variants of Fett (I have a spare Orange helmet version in case anyone has a spare Red or Purple variant to trade) and I do want to have all six of the Stormtrooper variants.

Devils Advocate here...if the only option to get this is as shelf stock and not shipped from the warehouse, you can never be sure that the figure wasn't removed and the box returned to the store without opening it up.

Pilfered packages are gonna be a real issue I expect, as the loose carded Merricks wind up going for big bucks on ebay.

yep, this is a big reason why I'm disappointed I won't be able to order these off the website and have it shipped directly to me

Thinking about this particular vehicle, I've got to wonder something.  And this is probably the result of WAY too much time reading posts in The Vintage Collection Facebook group.  Is it possible that some people could wind up buying as many as 3 of these to check some boxes in their own collections?

-1 to open
-1 to take out the General Merrick figure for display as a carded figure
-1 to keep completely sealed

Just writing that down I can see all sorts of collecting OCD spilling out.  I will personally be content with one of these X-wings.

This was my plan - to get three for those exact three reasons.

If they were releasing him in a wave and I would be able to get him separately, this would NOT be an issue. By getting three, I'm already taking a hit on the numbers of any single TVC figure I collect. (I get minimally two of every figure to open). So I will be okay with the idea that there is a MOC one sight-unseen in the un-opened X-Wing box, one that I will keep MOC from one opened X-Wing and then a third that I will open to put in the cockpit of the fighter. I don't what I'll do with the spare X-Wing, may hang it from the ceiling in my basement or I may offer it up for $30 - $40, I'm sure there's someone who will find that price (even without the figure) a good deal.

I ordered one (not realizing I could order two) and then when I tried to order just 1 more it kept cancelling my orders, so I was capped at one.

While I don't want to be missing these in my collection, I loathe these retro prototype figures.

I'm sure Prototype Mando is next....

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Have Pets?
« on: August 7, 2021, 09:36 AM »
Apologies in advance for once again resurrecting this thread to share another loss...

This past Wednesday, I had to say goodbye to a kitty that I only got to have as a part of my life for four years, but she was the most amazing little fur baby I have ever had.

She was born w/o eyes, but that never stopped her. She could get around just as well as my other cats that had eyes and if anything she was even more fearless than those who could see. Unlike the other kitties who flock to my wife, she was bonded to me, so her loss has hit me really hard, harder than any other cat I have had to let go. I think it mostly has to do with the fact that I was not ready to not have her in my life, but I don't think I ever would have been.

Anyway, her name was Phoebe and I will continue to think about her and love her until my last day on Earth...

Disney Parks Droid Factory / Re: Droid Depot Droids - 5 Pack
« on: August 6, 2021, 05:29 PM »
These are gone from ebay... and parks too.

There were a lot of things "not in stock" - like over at Doc Ondar's they had plenty of Jedi Holocrons, but no Sith ones.

We are currently planning on going back in October, so I'm hoping that they will have the Sith Holocron back in stock by then.

I could have sworn I saw the droid 5-pack when I was there, but since I already had it, it didn't really register. It might have been the color-change droids. I know over in Disney Springs at the Star Wars Outpost (the one over by the Once Upon a Toy store) they had the color change droid 4-packs along with the Droid Factory set. So, if the 5-packs are out-of-stock at the moment, it probably is only temporary and pending restock of the Galaxy's Edge stores.

Since those 5 figures are based on 5 actual "droids" that move and talk outside of the Droid Depot, I think that will be an item they keep in rotation for a while.

Was at WDW last week - was able to score the version with the Orange and Red markings on the black R5 droid to complete my set.

I used the "ship back to home" feature, I bought the ships over at the First Order Cargo store, and then took them over to Doc Ondar's and had them ship them home for me. We are DVC members so I was able to get the two ships for 20% off, which more than covered what Disney wanted to ship the two items back home.

They just arrived today and were well packaged. So I'm probably going to keep those two MIB (the Blue and White markings ones I got last year were shipped to me opened to save on shipping and packaging size).

Would be great if one day they released just a 4-pack of these four droids. I doubt that will ever happen, but based on the quantity of these on display at the First Order Cargo - I think they are almost sold through these.

Like many of you, I was charged for my Rocket Troopers a couple weeks ago, I just now today (June 2nd) received the shipping notice. According to the tracking, I should have it by Saturday - looking forward to displaying him "in flight" using one of those Hasbro Pulse 6" figure stands!

I recently bought CB-23 off eBay and he arrived today. Cool addition to my Resistance collection but I was a little disappointed to see how out of scale he looks next to BB-8. He makes BB look tiny in comparison!

I guess this is your first BB unit from the Disney Parks Build-a-Droid line?

The Disney BB units are a bit bigger, but in my opinion, far superior to the BB droids that Hasbro produces.

When there were rumors of the Galaxy's Edge droids coming to Target, and there was going to be "two BB units in a single box" my original hope/thought was that they would have one weeble-wobble weighted ball and then two domes and two sets of outer shells - since the idea was that you were getting these droids from the "droid factory".

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