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Re: Droid Depot - 3.75" Color Changing Droids
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2019, 12:51 AM »
wonder if the color sticks once you put them under, or if the color fades as the figure warms up then.
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Re: Droid Depot - 3.75" Color Changing Droids
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2019, 09:48 AM »
I doubt it could work that way, but I can give it a try tonight and see.

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Re: Droid Depot - 3.75" Color Changing Droids
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2019, 07:47 PM »
Trying to think about the old stormtrooper with the color change battle damage...  Don't recall if it could reactivate just by the temp or what.  I seem to remember some diecast cars that had this paint when I was a kid, and  you could change the color just by touching them, though water was the main thing to use.
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Re: Droid Depot - 3.75" Color Changing Droids
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2019, 10:49 PM »
Trying to think about the old stormtrooper with the color change battle damage...  Don't recall if it could reactivate just by the temp or what.  I seem to remember some diecast cars that had this paint when I was a kid, and  you could change the color just by touching them, though water was the main thing to use.

I have a bunch of those Stormtroopers on my Endor shelf.  My office is fairly well regulated temperature wise, but the battle damage does come and go sometimes.
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Re: Droid Depot - 3.75" Color Changing Droids
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2019, 11:14 AM »
So it seems that it did stay in the new color after it got back to room temperature.  I was surprised at a) how fast it changed color, and b) that it stayed instead of going back.  This is probably because the Zartan that changed color in the sun was my last color changing toy that I never messed with, and that was close to 30 years ago.

My wife picked it up after it was room temperature and squeezed it with her hand and it did start to lighten up where she'd applied pressure.

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Re: Droid Depot - 3.75" Color Changing Droids
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2019, 09:11 PM »
How do you get them to change back again?
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Re: Droid Depot - 3.75" Color Changing Droids
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2019, 11:18 PM »
How do you get them to change back again?

My guess would that you could put them in warm water, probably let the tap run on "hot" for a few minutes, get warm to the touch and then "dunk" the figure again.
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Re: Droid Depot - 3.75" Color Changing Droids
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2019, 12:27 PM »
How long do they stay for the changed color? Most reviews Iíve seen have showed the defaults being the non-specific droid colors ie red r2, blue bb8, black 3p0, imperial chopper.

But none of the reviews show how long the colors remain in place. My guess would be the room temperature influences the color at the time.

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Re: Droid Depot - 3.75" Color Changing Droids
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2019, 12:36 PM »
Mine from the photos has been orange for two days, but I can check tonight when I get home to confirm.

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Re: Droid Depot - 3.75" Color Changing Droids
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2019, 06:40 PM »
Can you try dipping it in very warm water?

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Re: Droid Depot - 3.75" Color Changing Droids
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2019, 10:53 PM »
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Re: Droid Depot - 3.75" Color Changing Droids
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2020, 08:23 AM »
So it looks like this has sorta been talked about but I'm just thinking I'd like to have one of these. Are any of the droids default to a unique droid? And Rob how long did the CZ droid stay orange?
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Re: Droid Depot - 3.75" Color Changing Droids
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2020, 09:27 AM »
Thanks for the visuals Rob!  These are pretty cool, though I do wonder about submersing a figure in water.  My concern is that water would get into the joints and beyond, eventually causing mold or other issues with the figure.  Can you get the same effect just by putting the figure in the freezer?
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Re: Droid Depot - 3.75" Color Changing Droids
« Reply #28 on: January 9, 2021, 12:49 AM »
I've had my mint-in-box sets of these for quite a while, but since they started being available on the Disney Shop@Home app on the 4th of January, I went ahead and grabbed openers to add to my obsessive Build-a-Droid collection.

I originally didn't think I would be that "thrilled" with these, after all, I would much rather have the excellent Droid Factory Chopper from Rebels, PERMANENTLY painted in the Imperial Deco, released as a single carded figure much like the regular deco version was released at SWCO back in 2017.

But I'm actually having a lot of fun letting the cool dry air of my basement keep the figures in their "cold" colors and then occasionally holding them in front of the space-heater I have at my desk to put them in their "warm" color state.

So if you were thinking about these, but the eBay prices were keeping you away from scoring them, they can be had for their $40 park price right now at shop.disney.com

Set 1 - https://www.shopdisney.com/color-changing-droid-action-figure-set-star-wars-galaxys-edge-400020990426.html?isProductSearch=0&plpPosition=10&guestFacing=Collections-Uniquely%2520Disney-Parks%2520Inspired-Star%2520Wars%2520Trading%2520Post
Set 2 - https://www.shopdisney.com/color-changing-droid-action-figure-set-2-star-wars-galaxys-edge-400020990433.html?isProductSearch=0&plpPosition=9&guestFacing=Collections-Uniquely%2520Disney-Parks%2520Inspired-Star%2520Wars%2520Trading%2520Post
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Re: Droid Depot - 3.75" Color Changing Droids
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2021, 09:34 PM »
I finally polished off these color changing droids thanks to them being available online at the Disney store.  :)
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