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2017 Droid Factory Build-a-Protocol Droid Series
« on: December 22, 2016, 03:11 PM »
Mystery 3.75" Protocol Droid Figure revealed at Yakface.

Hmmm...  if the rumors/theories pan out, this will be both exciting (to see new parts/droids added to the mix) and annoying (if there are first-time protocol droids to track down for big $$$).   :-\

Interesting rumor any way you look at it....
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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Build-a-Protocol Droid Series
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 08:18 PM »
Caught this on social media myself and wow...  I love the hand too, which is kind of unique. 

I don't see the interest in mixing/matching colors being as high with protocol droids, as it is with astromechs, but I can see wanting cmplete solid colored ones sure.
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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Build-a-Protocol Droid Series
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2016, 07:21 AM »
Comparing this to the two previous offerings of R-3PO  (Saga Gold & the Droid Factory 2-pack), the paint apps look kind of weak.  The sculpt looks okay, though.  But I do get a little disappointed when we continue to revisit previously made droids instead of doing something new.  We've got multiple versions of a few protocol droids including C-3PO, R-3PO and K-3PO.  How about mixing it up?

There was E-3PO from TESB, although some argue that the different finishes for the U-3PO B-A-D may have already covered this.  And what about the gaggle of protocol droids from REVENGE OF THE SITH?  There were at least 3 x Threepio units and at least a couple of BD-3000 droids, too.





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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Build-a-Protocol Droid Series
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 01:30 AM »
This is stirring again and I really would like an all white droid like is in that pic Nick posted...  Thinking about other colors, again I think the mix/match potential on Protocol Droids is limited.  That said, I think the solid color diversity would be a nice addition and maybe they'll make some cool colors.  I'd like a black 3PO unit, some RA heads maybe.  I can't see them going balls out with droid diversity but who knows I guess.

That early pic Yakface showed is pretty cool IMO...  maybe some are never gonna be happy but to me it's some SA droids.  I'm cool with that.
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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Build-a-Protocol Droid Series
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 09:10 AM »


What is that skinny black droid in the back with the hood?
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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Build-a-Protocol Droid Series
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 09:44 AM »
Behind the silver protocol droid and next to the red Bettybot?  It actually looks like a Senate Guard to me, complete with the rifle slung over his back.
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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Build-a-Protocol Droid Series
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 09:31 PM »
That early pic Yakface showed is pretty cool IMO...  maybe some are never gonna be happy but to me it's some SA droids.  I'm cool with that.

I thought Jayson said they are 5POA?  But I'd love it if the are articulated like the previous BADs.  And I hope they are released by the end of July/August since I'll be down at the World!

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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Build-a-Protocol Droid Series
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2017, 10:40 PM »
A black protocol droid like 0-0-0 from the Marvel Darth Vader comic would be pretty awesome.

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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Build-a-Protocol Droid Series
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2017, 11:04 PM »
The pic Yakface posted, they're articulated normally to my eye.  Elbows, wrists, etc. 
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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Build-a-Protocol Droid Series
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2017, 07:31 PM »
Build-A-Protocol Droid Series confirmed at Celebration -

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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Build-a-Protocol Droid Series
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2017, 07:36 PM »
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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Build-a-Protocol Droid Series
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2017, 09:59 AM »
it looks like we have:

  • 3POs
  • RAs
  • CZs
  • ???
  • ???

Not sure who the bug-eyed one (Zuckuss??) and flat-top are. 

I'm going to have to make a list of droids to make!!

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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Build-a-Protocol Droid Series
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2017, 10:51 AM »
Yes, the heads are based on the C-3PO, Death Star Droid, CZ-3, and 4-LOM heads for sure.  That skinny flat-top one seems familiar, but I can't place it.  Don't know if it's obscure or a Disney creation. - I just remembered - it's a shop keeper droid from the Clone Wars cartoon.  Here is a pic of GL-916 from star wars wiki:





Also, I saw a few folks saying the 3PO blue body with the white markings is from the Clone Wars. (Belongs to the Galacatic Senate or a senator, I guess?) 
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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Build-a-Protocol Droid Series
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2017, 10:59 AM »
4-LOM... yes.  I thought it looked like him but something looked off.  Perhaps the color/angle of photo just didn't let the details pop out.

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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Build-a-Protocol Droid Series
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2017, 11:07 AM »
Good God, this droid stuff went from 0 to 60 this week.

This is going to be expensive.