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2022 Droid Factory - Mystery Crate - Blind Buy Droids
« on: December 27, 2021, 01:08 AM »
Photos on Yak Faces IG.  Theyve shown five so far

Yay. 

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Re: 2022 Droid Factory - Mystery Crate - Blind Buy Droids
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2021, 09:30 AM »
I like these, but then the question is how the hell will anyone be able to get them?  It seems overly optimistic to think that they might turn up at Target like the droids that were released last year.
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Re: 2022 Droid Factory - Mystery Crate - Blind Buy Droids
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2021, 10:35 AM »
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.  >:(
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Re: 2022 Droid Factory - Mystery Crate - Blind Buy Droids
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2021, 11:21 AM »

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

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Re: 2022 Droid Factory - Mystery Crate - Blind Buy Droids
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2021, 11:24 AM »
$14.99 for blind buy droids is as insane as $27 for Boba Fett with a pair of empty stormtrooper helmets.

Were screwed.

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Re: 2022 Droid Factory - Mystery Crate - Blind Buy Droids
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2021, 11:32 AM »
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".
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Re: 2022 Droid Factory - Mystery Crate - Blind Buy Droids
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2021, 12:36 PM »
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?  :)

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Re: 2022 Droid Factory - Mystery Crate - Blind Buy Droids
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2021, 01:59 PM »
I like the droids but I'll take three repaint clones with 1:1 odds over six droids with 1:6 odds.
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Re: 2022 Droid Factory - Mystery Crate - Blind Buy Droids
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2021, 11:26 PM »
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.

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Re: 2022 Droid Factory - Mystery Crate - Blind Buy Droids
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2022, 01:57 PM »
These are making their way onto the secondary market a bit more.  It would be nice if they would turn up on the Shop Disney app at retail price. 
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Re: 2022 Droid Factory - Mystery Crate - Blind Buy Droids
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2022, 05:00 PM »
These are making their way onto the secondary market a bit more.  It would be nice if they would turn up on the Shop Disney app at retail price.

Yeah, for like $300 to $350 for a set of 6 as of a couple of days ago... total nonsense.

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Re: 2022 Droid Factory - Mystery Crate - Blind Buy Droids
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2022, 09:06 PM »
I scored two of them this morning for $60.  Not ideal, but Im not optimistic about Disney offering these online. 
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Re: 2022 Droid Factory - Mystery Crate - Blind Buy Droids
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2022, 01:54 AM »
Friend is sending me 4 Ill be missing the two that appear to be the more difficult to find but I think hell get me covered.  Love the boxes haha.  Im easily entertained by background boxes I guess.
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Re: 2022 Droid Factory - Mystery Crate - Blind Buy Droids
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2022, 09:26 AM »
I scored two of them this morning for $60.  Not ideal, but Im not optimistic about Disney offering these online.

How much are they if you buy them at the park?
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Re: 2022 Droid Factory - Mystery Crate - Blind Buy Droids
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2022, 09:45 AM »
They retail for $14.95 each.
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