Disney’s Droid Factory Build-a-Droid Guide

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Star Wars Droid Factory “Star Tours” (2012)

 “The Adventures continue at Star Tours!  The Star Tours Travel Agency provides convenient daily departures to destinations throughout the galaxy.  The Star Tours facilities are operated by many different types of droids, including all types of Astromech Droids.  Among these, there are many different colors and styles of R-series droids.  Each is different and has their own unique personality. They service every area of the facility and are responsible for navigation of the Starspeeder 1000.”

“May the Force be you You…and your Droids!”

Wave 1 (Released May 2012)

In 2012, during Star Wars Weekends Disney launched a park exclusive line of Build-a-Droid figures in which they used, with permission, the same molds previously sculpted by Hasbro for their The Legacy Collection line. Although unlike Hasbro’s Droid Factory series, this line only featured astromech droids.  To begin the line Disney released 15 different domes, 12 different bodies and 4 different hats in their first wave.

  • R2 Domes (5 versions)

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  • R3 Domes (1 version)

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  • R4 Domes (3 versions)

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  • R5 Domes (3 versions)

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  • R7 Domes (3 versions)

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  • R2 Bodies – white (5 versions)

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  • R2 Bodies – colored (4 versions)

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  • R7 Bodies (3 versions)

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  • Astromech Hats (4 versions)

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The multicolored Mickey Ears were “inspired” from Star Tours’ 2010 exclusive Jedi Mickey and R2-MK (who was not a Build-a-Droid) set. The only difference between the two is that R2-MK’s Mickey Ears do not have a peg inside to keep it in place as it was not based on the Build-a-Droid mold.

Notable Droids that can be made from Wave 1:

  • R2-D2 – The Superstar of the Star Wars Saga.

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  • R7-C4 – Created by Disney Product Designer Cody Hampton as a tribute to Commander Cody.

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Wave 2 (August 2012)

Disney’s second wave of Build-a-Droid parts made their debut in Orlando during Star Wars Celebration VI. Here Disney included something new for longtime collectors: new droid domes. Three domes, R6, R8, and R9 were newly sculpted exclusively for the line.

  • R3 Domes (1 version)

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  • R6 Domes (3 versions)

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  • R8 Domes (3 versions)

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  • R9 Domes (3 versions)

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  • Astromech Hats (4 versions)

The second wave of hats included a Goofy hat, a Captain Jack Sparrow pirate hat, an Indiana Jones fedora and a Yoda ears cap.

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Notable Droids that can be made from Wave 2:

  • R9-EIU – Created by Disney Developer Brad Schoeneberg as a tribute to Eastern Illinois University.

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The droids were sold in either single packs for $11.95 or two-packs for $18.95.

Also making its debut at Star Wars Celebration VI was a Droid Factory poster detailing every part made available.

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Jedi Mickey’s Starfighter “Star Tours” (2013)

“Whether he is fighting the Separatist forces in the Clone Wars, or helping the galaxy with their struggles against the Galactic Empire, Jedi Master Mickey Mouse is ready to use the Force at anytime.  With his trusty astromech droid R2-MK, this team uses Jedi Mickey’s Starfighter to battle deadly droid fighters or Imperial TIE fighter squadrons. Join Jedi Mickey and R2-MK on their many adventures across the stars!”

“May the Force be with you!”

The following year during Star Wars Weekends 2013, Disney released an Episode III Jedi Starfighter in Mickey Mouse deco which included a new Build-a-Droid version of Jedi Mickey’s favorite astromech R2-MK (which is named and colored after the mouse).

Jedi Mickey’s Starfighter with Jedi Mickey and R2-MK (May 2013)

  • R2 Domes (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies (1 version)

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  • Astromech Hats (1 version)

This set includes a new version of the black Mickey Ears hat that includes a hole in the top to accommodate the R2-MK’s upper holoprojector and has his name “embroidered” on the back.

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  • R2-MK – Jedi Mickey’s Astromech partner throughout The Clone Wars and Galactic Civil War.

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This set retailed for $34.95.

Star Wars Droid Factory (2015)

“Whether they are merchandise to the Jawas of Tatooine, servants to the Evil Galactic Empire or friends of the Rebel Alliance, droids of all different types populate the Star Wars galaxy.  From Astromechs, to Protocol or even Assassin Droids, there are many different colors and styles of each droid class.  Each droid is different and has their own unique personality.  At the Star Wars Droid Factory, Guests can build and name a Star Wars droid that is uniquely their own.”

“May the Force by with You…and your Droids!”

Wave 1 (April 2015)

In 2015, Disney decided to once again revisit the Droid Factory concept. The first wave of a new series was released during Star Wars Celebration Anaheim and consisted of entirely new Astromech bodies. As explained by the Disney representatives onsite, Disney purchased the rights to the Droid Factory and Build-a-Droid name and concept from Hasbro to use in the parks. To this end, Disney sculpted the molds themselves and designed them to be fully compatible with the previous series.  They feature a significantly different sculpt than Hasbro’s Droid Factory bucks and are less screen accurate than their predecessors. The domes, however, are not new sculpts and are reused and repainted from the previous line.

  • R2 Domes (4 versions)

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  • R3 Domes (1 version)

  • R4 Domes (1 version)

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  • R5 (1 version)

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  • R6 (1 version)

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  • R7 (1 version)

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  • R8 (1 version)

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  • R9 (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies – white (2 versions)

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  • R2 Bodies – colored (3 versions)

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  • R7 Bodies – white (1 version)

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  • R7 Bodies – colored (1 version)

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  • Astromech Hats (4 versions)

The first wave of hats included an Imperial Officer’s cap, a sombrero, black Mickey Ears (reissued from 2012) and Oswald the Rabbit Ears (Walt Disney’s creation prior to Mickey).

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Notable Droids that can be made from Wave 1:

Now unlike Disney’s first attempt at a Build-a-Droid line, with the exception of R2-D2, this time they produced droids whom actually appeared throughout the Saga.

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  • R2-D2 – The Droid, The Myth, The Legend!

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  • R3-S6 “Goldie” – Artoo’s temporary evil replacement from The Clone Wars.

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  • R5-K6 – Red Leader’s doomed droid from A New Hope.

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  • R8-B7 – Mace Windu’s Gundark bait Astromech from The Clone Wars.

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This time droids were sold only in single packs for $12.95.

Wave 2 (May 2015)

Just one month after Disney’s relaunch of the Droid Factory line they released Wave 2. This wave included repaints of all the new Astromech parts created for Wave 1. This wave consisted of 14 different Astromechs.

  • R2 Domes (5 versions)

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  • R3 Domes (1 version)

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  • R4 Domes (2 versions)

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  • R5 Domes (2 versions)

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  • R6 Domes (1 version)

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  • R7 Domes (1 version)

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  • R8 Domes (1 version)

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  • R9 Domes (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies – white (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies – colored (4 versions)

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  • R7 Bodies – white (1 version)

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  • R7 Bodies – colored (1 version)

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  • Astromech Hats (3 versions)

The second wave of hats included Mickey’s sorcerer hat from Fantasia, Abe Lincoln’s Top Hat, and a blue Star Wars baseball cap.

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Notable Droids that can be made from Wave 2:

Once again Disney included a few Astromechs of note whom actually appeared throughout the Saga.

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  • R2-Q2 – This Astromech is most likely the Imperial droid which boards the Tantive IV in A New Hope. (editor’s note – There is a second droid named R2-Q2 in which sources note the droid as Biggs Darklighter’s who perished with him in the Battle of Yavin.)

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  • R2-Q5 – An Imperial Astromech stationed on the second Death Star.

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  • R7-A7 – Ahsoka Tano’s Astromech droid who accompanied her throughout The Clone Wars.

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Wave 2 droids were also sold only in single packs for $12.95.

Wave 3 (November/December 2015)

During the holiday season leading up to the debut of The Force Awakens, Disney released a few new Droid Factory pieces within their Build-a-Droid line but only new domes and no new bodies or legs were released. The new black and orange R0 dome is based on a droid created for The Force Awakens.

  • R0 Domes (1 version)

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  • R5 Domes (1 version)

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  • R6 Domes (2 versions)

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  • Astromech Hat (1 version)

This Astromech hat debuted in November just after the release of R2-H15 (found below in the Exclusives section) which also includes a Santa hat although the two hats are distinctly different. This hat is brighter red with a matte finish whereas R2-H15’s is darker red with a shimmering coating.

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Wave 3 droids were sold in single packs for $12.95.

Protocol Droid Wave 1 (April 2017)

Following a tradition Disney has done in the past, they debuted their latest set of droid parts during a Star Wars Celebration convention. On April 14th, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios exclusive Star Wars-themed Galactic Nights event, following the second day of Star Wars Celebration Orlando, the first wave of the Protocol Droid line was released.  This set includes over 77 different pieces and 21 distinct and different droids to create. While we photograph and create the additions to this visual guide, we have put together a checklist or cheat sheet for those wanting to build quickly the 21 Protocol Droids currently available.

For a printable PDF copy of the checklist click here: BAD Protocols Cheat Sheet

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  • 3PO Heads (6 versions)

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  • 3PO Bodies (6 versions)

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  • CZ Heads (3 versions)

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  • CZ Bodies (3 versions)

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  • LOM Heads (3 versions)

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  • LOM Bodies (2 versions)

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  • RA-7  Heads (3 versions)

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  • RA-7 Bodies (3 versions)

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  • Shopkeeper Heads (6 versions)

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Notable Droids that can be made from Protocol Droid Wave 1:

Thanks to our friends at Disney Parks, we have received an official image of the 21 Protocol Droids available in Wave 1 and they include a few well-known droids from the Star Wars galaxy.

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4-LOM – The greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy (editor’s bias) who was summoned by Darth Vader to hunt down the Millennium Falcon.

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C-3PO – The most famous protocol droid in the galaxy and Luke and Leia’s “sibling” from a certain point of view.

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C-3PO? – We believe this is C-3PO but we can’t quite tell with that red arm and all.

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K-3PO – This Echo Base droid carries the grim of working in a frozen, Tauntaun infested secret base.

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R-3PO – Despite R-3PO’s job of finding spies, he stood out in his red plating while stationed on Hoth.

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5D6-RA-7 – This Death Star Droid shuffled around the military base as an aide to Admiral Motti.

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TC-14 – This Trade Federation Droid was tasked with entertaining Jedi on a mission to Naboo.

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CZ-3 – CZ-3 had many adventures around Tatooine, including one where he was taken by Jawas and placed in their Sandcrawler.

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Star Wars Droid Factory “Exclusives”

At Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015, Disney revealed their plans for exclusive Droid Factory figures. These figures come pre-assembled and are completely compatible with all other BADs.

R2-D60 (May 2015)

R2-D60 is unlike any other Astromech in the galaxy. As a spy for the Rebel Alliance, R2-D60 lives on Coruscant and serves different members of the Imperial Senate. His droid build is similar to other classic R-series droids, but features a frosted R2-style dome and a silver metallic paint finish. Join R2-D60 on his adventure across the galaxy. May the Force be with You…and your Droids!

The Astromech Droid figure was created to commemorate 60 years of magic at the Disneyland Resort.

Available during Disneyland’s Diamond Jubilee this figure stands out just as the description states as being the only R2 unit with a “frosted” semi-see-thru dome.

  • R2 Domes (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies (1 version)

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  • R2-D60 – A Rebel spy working within the Imperial Senate.

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This figure retailed for $12.95.

Holographic R2-D2 (May 2015) 

Whether he is delivering a secret message to Obi-Wan Kenobi or saving the classic heroes of the Rebel Alliance from the trash compactor on the Death Star, R2-D2 is always ready for any mission. For the first time, R2-D2 is portrayed as his own holographic transmission action figure. What secret information does R2 carry this time? Join R2-D2 on his adventure throughout the galaxy.

May the Force be with you…and your Droids!

This droid was made available only at Disney World during Star Wars Weekends 2015. This is the only time R2-D2 has ever been produced in holographic form and is the first clear Astromech to be produced.

  • R2 Domes (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies (1 version)

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  • Holographic R2-D2 – The droid hero of the Saga projected in holographic form.

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This figure retailed for $12.95.

R4-D23 (August 2015) 

All different types of Astromech droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. Living on the planet Coruscant, this little Astromech visits the local droid spa for oil baths and recharging. Join R4-D23 on his adventure throughout the galaxy.

May the Force be with you…and your droids!

Available only at Disney’s D23 Expo 2015 this droid clearly takes his name for the biannual convention.

  • R4 Domes (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies (1 version)

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  • Astromech hat (1 version)

This is the first of the Build-a-Droid exclusives to include an Astromech hat accessory which in this case is a reissue of the Mickey Mouse sorcerer hat.

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  • R4-D60 – This Coruscanti droid spends its time visiting the spas of the Galactic capital.

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This figure retailed for $12.95.

The Force Awakens Set (September 2015)

All different types of Astromech droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. These four new Astromech figures are featured in the new film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

May the Force be with you…and your Droids!

This set was made available in the months leading up to the release of The Force Awakens. This is the first time Disney has created a multi-pack for their Droid Factory line. This would be the second time Disney has done an R2-Q2 droid. The version in this set is significantly different from the version in Wave 2. The R0 droid is a brand new model of Astromech which made its debut in The Force Awakens.

  • R0 Domes (1 version)

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  • R2 Domes (1 version)

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  • R4 Domes (1 version)

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  • R5 Domes (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies – white (2 versions)

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  • R2 Bodies – colored (2 versions)

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  • R0-4LO – This Astromech served the Resistance X-Wing fleet at their secret base on D’Qar.

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  • R2-Q2 – This Astromech served the Resistance at their secret base on D’Qar. (editor’s note – This is now the third version of an Astromech to share this name as stated in the description of 2015’s Wave 2 R2-Q2 found above.)

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  • R4-M9 – This Astromech served the Resistance at their secret base on D’Qar.  (editor’s note – The Force Awakens Visual Guide identifies this droid as M9-G8 and its location and ownership in TFA is still unidentified. There are two other droids who share this name; the first is an Imperial droid on the Devastator in A New Hope with forest green highlights and the second is a Star Tours droid with a light greenish-blue color scheme.)

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  • R5-X3 – This Astromech served the Resistance at their secret base on D’Qar. (editor’s note – The Force Awakens Visual Guide identifies this droid as RP-G0 and its location and ownership in TFA is still unidentified)

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This set retailed for $29.95.

R2-H15 (November 2015)

All different types of Astromech droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. This loyal Astromech is optimized to function and serve in remote, sub-zero environments. Join R2-H15 on his adventure throughout the galaxy.

May the Force be with you…and your Droids!

Available during Disney’s Season of the Force 2015 this droid is deco’d in holiday colors and includes the brand new Astromech Santa’s hat accessory. Its been confirmed that his name R2-H15 refers to “Holiday 2015″.

  • R2 Domes (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies (1 version)

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  • Astromech Hats (1 version)

This exclusive, like R4-D23, also came packaged with a hat in the form of Santa’s cap.

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  • R2-H15 – This droid may be found adventuring in sub-zero locations around the galaxy.

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This figure retailed for $12.95.

R5-M4 (May 2016)

All different types of Astromech droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. Living on the small planet of Mustafar in the Outer Rim Territories, this little Astromech helps with the local mining operations. Join R5-M4 on his adventure throughout the galaxy.

May the Force be with you…and your Droids!

Available on the now official Star Wars holiday of May the Fourth Be With You, this figure was available for a limited time in May and is based on the holiday’s official logo colors.

  • R5 Domes (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies (1 version)

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  • R5-M4 – This droid can be found working on Mustafar and must have an affinity for the smell of burning flesh.

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This figure retailed for $12.99.

R2-BOO (September 2016)

All different types of Astromech droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. This devious Astromech is a space pirate that can often be found on the planet of Takadona. Join R2-BOO on his adventure throughout the galaxy.

As should be clear with this figures naming convention and choice of colors, this figure is meant to the represent the Halloween holiday.

  • R2 Domes (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies (1 version)

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  • R2-B00 – This droid undoubtedly blends in well with the forest/jungle settings found on Takadona.

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This figure retailed for $12.99.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Set (October 2017)

All different types of Astromech droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. These four new Astromech figures are featured in the new film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

May the Force be with you…and your Droids!

This set represents the second Astromech multipack Disney has created and the second direct film tie-in release as well. Of note within this set is a newly sculpted version of an R3 dome which can easily be seen by looking at the droids holoprojector eye (or lack thereof).  This also features the first droid in the Disney Droid Factory line to not have a name based on their ‘R’ model.

  • R2 Domes (2 versions)

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  • R3 Domes – version 2.0 (1 version)

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  • R5 Domes (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies – white (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies – colored (3 versions)

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  • C2-B5 – This Imperial droid works within the vault of the Scarif Citadel.

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  • R2-BHD – This silvery droid veteran of the Rebellion, goes by the name “Tooby” and is currently assigned to Gold Squadron’s Gold Leader. Additionally, the droid is named after UK droid builder Brad Oakley AKA “BigHappyDude”.

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  • R3-M2 – This particular droid was in the service of the Rebel Alliance and from Yavin Base it helped with navigation in X-Wings. (Editor’s Note: Only the dome was created for this droid and the body seen in the film belonged to that of R4-M9.)

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  • R5-SK1 – This droid, which appears to be the spitting image of the Jawa’s R5-D4, actually participated in The Battle of Scarif as a member of Red Squadron.

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This set retailed for $29.99.

R2-H16 (November 2016)

All different types of Astromech droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. This jovial Astromech is optimized to function and serve in remote, sub-zero environments.  Join R2-H16 on his adventure throughtout the galaxy.

May the Force be with you…and your Droids!

This is the second Christmas-themed Astromech Disney has produced and similarly to his predecessor, the H16 in his name refers to “Holiday 2016″. This R2 comes with an exclusive accessory as his winter beanie is all new.

  • R2 Domes (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies (1 version)

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  • Astromech Hat (1 version)

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  • R2-H16 – This arctic droid may be found wandering around Hoth or Starkiller Bases.

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This figure retailed for $12.99.

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) & See-Threepio (C-3PO) (April 2017)

All different types of Astromech droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. C-3PO is a Protocol Droid that is fluent in more than seven million forms of communication. He is a constant companion to Astromech R2-D2, a skilled starship mechanic and fighter pilot’s assistant. Over the years, these two droids were involved in some of the galaxy’s most defining moments and thrilling battles. Join C-3PO and R2-D2 on their adventures throughout the galaxy.

This special Droid Factory set was created to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars. Its unique package design pays homage to the original Kenner action figure packaging and does not feature the holographic-droid schematic on the front of the packaging.  This set includes a couple of other firsts; it is the first two-pack to be released in the line, includes the first time the designers have ever used a ‘wash’ deco on a Droid Factory figure and includes a Protocol Droid mold which until this set’s release at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, previously did not exist in the Build-a-Droid line.

  • R2 Domes (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies (1 version)

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  • 3PO Heads (1 version)

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  • 3PO Bodies (1 version)

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  • R2-D2 – This droid even when on special missions in the Dune Sea, excels at leading his counterpart to frustration.

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  • C-3PO – Never one to take orders from droids half his side, this Protocol droid believes his counterpart simply excels at getting others in trouble.

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This set retailed for $24.99.

C1-10P “Chopper” (April 2017)

All different types of Astromech droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. The cranky old C1-10P Astromech is a loyal friend and member of the Ghost Rebel Crew and is often squabbling around the Phantom.

May the Force be with you…and your Droids!

Disney broke their usual Astromech mold by producing this C1 model droid.  This all-new sculpt, which is much shorter than the average Astromech, marks the first time an Astromech arm has been created. The set features multiple new parts in the form of new legs, arms and middle leg accessories. This is also the first time that this line has included scene specific parts in the form of Chopper’s extra leg from the Star Wars Rebels episode “The Forgotten Droid”. This droid first became available at the Disney Parks booth at Star Wars Celebration Orlando and around Walt Disney World the same day.

  • C1 Domes (1 version)

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  • C1 Bodies (1 version)

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  • Astromech Accessories (4 versions)

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  • C1-10P “Chopper” – Chopper (AKA Spectre 3) is a valuable member of the Ghost Crew and can sometimes be found at Yavin Base.

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This figure retailed for $12.99.

R-3DO (April 2017)

All different types of Astromech droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. The Protocol droid monitors the Resistance’s network of spy droids that operate across the galaxy. Join R-3DO on his adventures throughout the galaxy.

May the Force by with you…and your Droids!

This figure which also debuted at Star Wars Celebration Orlando preceded the release of the generic red Protocol droid by just one day. This droid is distinct from the red lines, as it has a much brighter deco than the bodies available in the Build-a-Droid (BAD) line.  It also features yellow eyes, while the BAD model has white.

  • 3PO Heads (1 version)

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  • 3PO Bodies (1 version)

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  • R-3DO – This droid is a member of the Resistance and is stationed at their headquarters on D’Qar in the Ileenium System.

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This figure retailed for $12.99.

Celebration Orlando 2017 Disney Parks Panel Button (April 2017)

This button was given out exclusively to those who attended the Disney Parks Merch panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017.

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Celebration Orlando 2017 Disney Parks Store Buttons (April 2017)

These buttons were given out by Disney Parks employees outside of the Disney Parks Merchandise booth on the show floor at Celebration Orlando 2017.

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The Clone Wars Set (April 2017)

All different types of Astromech droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. These four new Astromech figures are fearthed in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

May the Force be with you…and your Droids!

This third multipack set varies from the previous two as it is based on an animated series and not a recent feature film. The set reissues R5 and R2 sculpts previously available in the line but includes a few new exclusive screen-accurate accessories never before available in the Droid Factory line. Each of the Astromechs in this set originates from the first season of The Clone Wars animated series. For example, R2-C2 appeared in The Clone Wars film, R5-P8 appeared in “The Gungan General”, R5-S9 appeared in “Hostage Crisis” and R5-013 appeared in “Shadow of Malevolence”. This is was one of the four sets that were released during Star Wars Celebration Orlando.

  • R2 Domes (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies (1 version)

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  • R5 Domes (3 versions)

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  • R5 Bodies (3 versions)

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  • Astromech Accessories (4 versions)

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  • R2-C2 – This Black Sun droid, spends its days serving Ziro the Hutt and his entourage on Coruscant.

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  • R5-P8 – R5-P8 lives up to his pirate heritage by sporting a blaster atop his head as a part of Hondo Ohnaka’s gang.

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  • R5-S9 – When Cad Bane’s IG-86 Droids, infiltrated the Galactic Republic’s Senate building on Coruscant, R5-S9 became an unfortunate casualty.

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  • R5-013 – This droid provided navigation for Flyby, the Y-Wing Shadow Squadron pilot, during the attack on General Grievous’ Malevolence cruiser.

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This set retailed for $29.99.

BB-8 (June 2017)

All different types of droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. BB-8 accompanied Poe Dameron on many missions for the Resistance, keeping his X-Wing in working order. When Poe’s mission to Jakku ended with his capture by the First Order, BB-8 fled into the desert with a vital clue to the location of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. Join BB-8 on his adventures throughout the galaxy.

Announced at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017, this release added yet another new model of droid to Disney’s ever-expanding Droid Factory line.  BB-8 is also unique for not only being the first of his kind but he contains a sculpted/painted weighted core inside.

  • BB-8 Domes (1 version)

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  • BB-8 Bodies (1 version)

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  • BB-8 Cores (1 version)

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  • BB-8 – This little adventurous Astromech prototype, belonging to the Resistance, prefers the company of his owner, pilot Poe Dameron.

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This figure retailed for $12.99.

R5-D23 (July 2017)

All different types of droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. Living on the planet of Lothal, this Astromech droid serves in the local marketplace of the Capital City. Join R5-D23 on his adventures throughout the galaxy.

May the Force by with you…and your Droids!

Also announced at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017, R5-D23 was released exclusively at Disney’s biannual D23 Expo 2017 from which he gets his name.

  • R5 Domes (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies (1 version)

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  • Astromech Hat (1 version)

Mickey’s sorcerer hat has been modified from the previous versions as it now no longer includes Mickey’s ears.

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  • R5-D23 – This droid makes his home on Lothal where he most likely keeps an eye on the local street rats like Ezra Bridger in the markets of Capitol City.

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This figure retailed for $12.99.

R3-BOO17 (August 2017)

All different types of droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. This Astromech has been programmed to scavenge Dathomir and serve Darth Maul. Join R3-B0017 on his adventure throughout the galaxy.

May the Force by with you…and your Droids!

This R3 unit was also announced at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. The clearly Halloween themed droid, once again uses the BOO moniker but this time features a translucent and glow-in-the-dark mold.

  • R3 Domes (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies (1 version)

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  • R3-BOO17 – This droid’s eerie look may be a result of the Sith magic that is commonly used on Dathomir by the Nightsisters.

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This figure retailed for $12.99.

The Last Jedi 2-Pack (September 2017)

All different types of droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. These Resistance droids are assigned to the main cruiser of the embattled Resistance forces.

May the Force by with you…and your Droids!

This set was hinted at during the Disney Park’s panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. This is only the second time the Droid Factory line has released a 2-pack and the first time they have done so with two Astromechs. This set was released in conjunction with Force Friday II, the merchandise release date for The Last Jedi products.

  • R4 Domes (1 version)

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  • R5 Domes (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies (2 versions)

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  • R4-X2 – Little is known of this droid outside of its time abroad the Resistance ship, The Raddus, which was destroyed above Crait.

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  • Y5-X2 – No backstory has been provided this particular Resistance unit, who was stationed aboard the Raddus at the time of the ship’s demise.

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This set retailed for $24.99.

The Last Jedi Set (September 2017)

All different types of droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. These four  BB units are feawtureed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

May the Force by with you…and your Droids!

This set, like The Last Jedi 2-pack, was hinted at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. This set contains three new BB domes and a repaint of the previously released BB-8 unit. This set was also released in conjunction with Force Friday II, the merchandise release date for The Last Jedi products.

  • BB-2 Domes (1 version)

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  • BB-4 Domes (1 version)

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  • BB-8 Domes (1 version)

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  • BB-9 Domes (1 version)

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  • BB-2 Bodies (2 versions)

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  • BB-8 Bodies (1 version)

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  • BB-9 Bodies (1 version)

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  • BB-2 Cores (2 versions)

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  • BB-8 Cores (2 versions)

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  • BB-8 – With the Resistance on the run following the destruction of Starkiller base, it is no wonder this little droid can’t stay clean.

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  • 2BB-2 – This droid of the Resistance was stationed on the ill-fated Star Cruiser Raddus following the evacuation of D’Qar.

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  • BB-4 – The hanger bays and crafts of the Resistance would be typically where you would find BB-4.

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  • BB-9E – This evil First Order droid served aboard Supreme Leader Snoke’s Mega-Class Star Destroyer, The Supremacy, and presumably went down with the ship.

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This set retailed for $29.99.

R3-H17 (October 2017)

Many different types of Astromech droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. This festive Astromech is optimized to serve the Royal Advisory Council at the palace of Naboo. Join R3-H17 on his adventure throughout the galaxy.

May the Force be with you…and your Droids!

Another droid shown at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017, this holiday droid features a brand new accessory and like it’s Christmas predecessors, has the H in his name to stand for Holiday.

  • R3 Domes (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies (1 version)

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  • Astromech Accessories (2 versions)

The new accessories include a precision pincher arm holding a sprig of mistletoe.

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R3-H17 – This droid busies itself decorating the Naboo Palace for Life Day when not conducting official royal business.

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This figure retailed for $12.99.

Solo: A Star Wars Story Set (April 2018)

All different types of Astromech droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. These four new Astromech figures are featured in the new film Solo: A Star Wars Story.

May the Force be with you…and your Droids!

This set which features Astromechs from Solo: A Star Wars Story was released in conjunction with the street date for all Solo merchandise. This set features two new variations to two previous sculpts. A restraining bolt was added to the R5-232’s body and a holoprojector has been added to R5-PHT’s dome. It also features a weathered deco R2-S8 and R5-232 which previously was only seen on the 2-pack from Celebration Orlando 2017.

  • R2 Domes (2 versions)

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  • R5 Domes (1 version)

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  • R5 with Holo Projector Domes (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies (3 versions)

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  • R2 with Restraining Bolt Bodies (1 version)

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R2-F1P – This droid can be found on Corellia in Coronet City buzzing around the passengers at the Coronet Spaceport.

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  • R2-S8 – This droid with a penchant for showing holograms in crowded places likes to hang out at the Coronet Spaceport on Corellia’s capital of Coronet City.

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  • R5-232 – This curious droid likes to hang out near the customs area in the Coronet Spaceport in Coronet City, Corellia.

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  • R5-PHT – This droid prefers to stand near Imperial agents when out in public, such as near the officers at the Coronet Spaceport on Corellia.

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This set retailed for $29.99.

R4-BOO18 (August 2018)

All different types of droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. This droid is dedicated to serving the residents on the mining colony of Cloud City. Join R4-Boo18 on his adventures throughout the galaxy.

May the Force be with you…and your Droids!

This is the third Halloween droid that Disney has produced. This BOO Astromech is obviously meant to represent a piece of candy corn and even comes with a piece of it to hold in his pincher arm. We have to wonder though if the color pattern of real candy corn trademarked as this droid’s color scheme is out of order when compared to the candy.

  • R4 Domes (1 version)

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  • R2 Bodies (1 version)

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  • Astromech Accessories (2 versions)

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R4-BOO18 – This sweet droid helps Lando satisfy his sugar tooth within the City in the Clouds.

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This figure retailed for $12.99.

Sandcrawler Playset (September 2018)

IMG_2623At Disney Park’s Merchandise Panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017, designers Quynh Kimball, John Hampton, and company previewed a handful of Droid Factory exclusives that were set to debut in the future. Audio of the panel can be heard on Episode 57 of TOY RUN: The Star Wars Action Figure Cast. The Sandcrawler set was hinted at via a silhouette. It was originally announced that it would be released by the end of 2017 but work on tie-ins to the Galaxy’s Edge park delayed its release. The set, which is a first of its kind for the Droid Factory line, includes lights, electronics and two figures (a Jawa and a “Gonk” Droid). Both figures are new molds for the exclusive Disney Parks line, with the “Gonk” Droid sculpt being the obvious latest addition to the Build-a-Droid line.

  • EG Domes (1 version)

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  • EG Bodies (1 version)

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  • Jawa (1 version)

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  • Jawa Accessories (1 version)

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EG-6 – This type of power droid, which is known for their ‘gonk” sounds, was one of many droids that were held on the ill-fated Sandcrawler which carried R2-D2 and C-3PO on Tatooine.

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Jawa – These creatures thrive off of trading, capturing and selling droids to the inhabitants of Tatooine from the hold of their Sandcrawler.

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This set retailed for $99.99.

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A big thanks goes out to the following who have aided in obtaining this ever-growing list of exclusives: Vince P., Jon G., Mark S., Ryan B., Robert K., Jennifer H., Shane Z., Amy M, Andy M., and Sammy L. We also want to thank our friends (specifically Ricardo B.C.) over at The Astromech Collection for their great knowledge of all things Astromech.

Make sure to check back as we’ll update this guide as more droids and parts are made available and until then,

May the Figures be with you!