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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Sandcrawler Playset
« Reply #45 on: June 16, 2019, 07:51 PM »
Sadly, I'm a bit underwhelmed by this set as a whole. Paint app aside which I think is universally panned, it seems a squashed and I think more can have been done with the interior.
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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Sandcrawler Playset
« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2019, 12:16 PM »
Saw these for $100 at a Disney Store today
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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Sandcrawler Playset
« Reply #47 on: December 19, 2019, 01:59 AM »
Was that an outlet store Nick, or a regular one?
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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Sandcrawler Playset
« Reply #48 on: December 19, 2019, 07:37 AM »
Was that an outlet store Nick, or a regular one?

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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Sandcrawler Playset
« Reply #49 on: February 13, 2020, 01:11 PM »
Saw these for $100 at a Disney Store today

Not sure why all the park exclusives aren't sold at the Disney stores. Wonder how the sales numbers justify their decisions either way.
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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Sandcrawler Playset
« Reply #50 on: February 13, 2020, 01:16 PM »
Saw these for $100 at a Disney Store today

Not sure why all the park exclusives aren't sold at the Disney stores. Wonder how the sales numbers justify their decisions either way.

I would love to know that too.
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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Sandcrawler Playset
« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2020, 01:28 PM »
I have to wonder if Disney ordered another production run of the Sandcrawler after it appeared in The Mandalorian?  They already had the tooling, so why not get it out to stores, too????
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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Sandcrawler Playset
« Reply #52 on: February 13, 2020, 03:43 PM »
Not sure why all the park exclusives aren't sold at the Disney stores.

When the Droid Factory stuff was released, Disney went on record saying that certain Star Wars merchandise created for Disney Parks was primarily intended to offer experiences/shopping you canít find anywhere outside Disney Parks.  When you go there on vacation, they want you to find stuff in the Parks that you've never seen before - can't do that if all the stuff in the park is the same as the stuff in your local Disney Store.

Some stuff does eventually make it on-line or out to Disney Stores, but not everything will.  Disney has said that most of the Galaxy Edge stuff will stay in that park for the experience for quite some time.



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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Sandcrawler Playset
« Reply #53 on: February 14, 2020, 02:29 AM »
And itís kinda cool, tame paint job aside.  It makes a nice droid display area.

Iíve never understood why they donít release the Starspeeder in the other decos.  Iíd buy a yellow or blue one in a heartbeat.  Itís still one of the best toys for Star Wars figures ever.  Imho itís far cooler than the barge.
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Re: 2017 Droid Factory Sandcrawler Playset
« Reply #54 on: February 15, 2020, 11:37 AM »
Not sure why all the park exclusives aren't sold at the Disney stores.

When the Droid Factory stuff was released, Disney went on record saying that certain Star Wars merchandise created for Disney Parks was primarily intended to offer experiences/shopping you canít find anywhere outside Disney Parks.  When you go there on vacation, they want you to find stuff in the Parks that you've never seen before - can't do that if all the stuff in the park is the same as the stuff in your local Disney Store.

Some stuff does eventually make it on-line or out to Disney Stores, but not everything will.  Disney has said that most of the Galaxy Edge stuff will stay in that park for the experience for quite some time.


Thanks for that explanation.  :)
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