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New Options for Star Wars – D-Tech Me Returning to Star Wars Weekends Starting May 16, 2014

posted on April 9th, 2014 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


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I recently shared with you a first look at new merchandise coming to Star Wars Weekends 2014 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios beginning May 16. Today, I’m thrilled to announce that the Star Wars – D-Tech Me experience will return this year with a few new options for guests. This year, the experience will be located inside Darth’s Mall, located in Soundstage 1 between Studio Backlot Tour and Toy Story Midway Mania.

For those unfamiliar with Star Wars – D-Tech Me, this 10-minute experience uses the world’s highest-resolution, single-shot 3D face scanner created by our Imagineering scientists with Disney Research labs. The captured image is later sent to a high resolution 3D printer to create the figurine. My fellow author Gary Buchanan has a cool, behind-the-scenes video about the experience as seen in this story.
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This year, two returning favorites – Carbon-Freeze Me and Stormtrooper – will be joined by two new figurines – Alderaan Princess and X-Wing Pilot. There are both male and female options offered for X-Wing pilot, Carbon-Freeze Me and Stormtrooper figurines. For children, Alderaan Princess and Carbon-Freeze Me figurines will be available in more youthful appearances.
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For the first time, we are introducing a 16-inch figurine. While a wise Jedi Master once said “size matters not,” you can see the size differences of the Stormtrooper figurines in the above image.
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Additionally, we will share details starting May 16 on DisneyParksMerchandise.com about how you can have your image from last year added to a new figurine this year. An example of this is shown above with a Stormtrooper figurine image from last year applied to the new X-Wing Pilot figurine.

The Star Wars – D-Tech Me 7-inch figurines are $99.95 each, plus shipping and applicable sales tax. For the 16-inch figurines, retail is $1,499.95 each, plus shipping and applicable sales tax. All participants will receive a specially designed button.

Completed figurines will arrive within 7-8 weeks after the experience if shipping domestically (it takes a little longer if shipping internationally).

To book your experience, please call 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324). We will only offer the experience during Star Wars Weekends 2014 (May 16 – 18, May 23 – 25, May 30 – June 1, June 6 – 8, and June 13-15).

Finally, guests attending the Rebel Rendezvous event on May 15 will be some of the first individuals to experience Star Wars – D-Tech Me this year. Registered event guests should look for an email soon that will explain how to sign up. If you still want to go to the Rebel Rendezvous event, we’d love to have you! Please see DisneyParksMerchandise.com for more details.

Please note: Separate theme park admission required for Disney’s Hollywood Studios. No discounts apply unless otherwise noted. Guests must be at least three (3) years of age to participate. A valid accepted credit card number is required at time of booking. No-shows or in the event a reservation is cancelled within 48 hours of scheduled experience will result in such credit card being charged a $25 cancellation fee. The experience, due to its personalized nature, is non-refundable and not eligible for an exchange. Children must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age or older during the entire experience. Certain restrictions may apply. All prices, components and information are subject to change without notice.

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18 Comments 10 Replies

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Alan on April 9th, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Whoa, how much now on that 16-inch figure?

 

Steven Miller on April 9th, 2014 at 4:50 pm

@Alan – Retail for a 16-inch figures is $1,499.95 each, plus shipping and applicable sales tax.

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Alan on April 9th, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Sheesh… I thought that price tag was a misprint. DOH!

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WENDY on April 9th, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Really? A $1,400 difference between the 7-inch and 16-inch?

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Tom on April 9th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

SOLD. :)

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Tom on April 9th, 2014 at 5:26 pm

I had the Stormtrooper one done last year. I’m going to be down there again at the end of May. I’m wondering if they could start the process early using my scanned face on file… so that it wouldn’t take as long to get it shipped?

 

Steven Miller on April 9th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

@Tom – We will post details on how to do that starting May 16 on our http://www.DisneyParksMerchandise.com site. Please stay tuned. It is important to note that shipping will still take approximately 7-8 weeks from the time your order is placed.

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Jeremy on April 9th, 2014 at 9:02 pm

I really hope there’s an extra 9 in there and it’s $149.95

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Jessica on April 9th, 2014 at 9:24 pm

I would love to get a Princess Leia figurine done. Is that available for $99.95? I thought last year the only option was for the stormtroopers for $99.95. Is a reservation required? Thank you.

 

Steven Miller on April 11th, 2014 at 9:55 am

@Jessica – The 7-inch figures, including the Alderaan princess figure, are $99.95 each plus shipping and applicable sales tax. My best recommendation is to call 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324) to make an appointment. The experience will only be offered during Star Wars Weekends 2014 which are being held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios May 16 – 18, May 23 – 25, May 30 – June 1, June 6 – 8, and June 13-15.

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Dave on April 10th, 2014 at 4:21 am

Hi Steve,
Few questions..
(i) Im attending RR event with my 2 yr old (will be 2 yrs + 10 months) – is this too young for him?
(ii) I have made reservations for D-Tech Me experiences with my partner on Fri 16th 09:10 but we ordered two 16″ (Stormtrooper + Princess Leia with the thought that it was $150.00 and not $1,500.00 therefore can we switch back to 7″ (as $1,500 little too steep)
(iii) Is there any more details on the event schedule for Rebel Rendevous event – ie meet & greets/etc

Thanks
Dave T

 

Steven Miller on April 11th, 2014 at 9:57 am

@Dave – I have a few answers for you.

1) The expereience is really designed for Guests ages 3 and up. We can try with your son who will almost be three years old. It will depend if he is able to sit still for a few moments to get an image, and if you are happy with the captured image. The figurine is a decorative item, not a toy.

2) You won’t need to call to cancel your current order. The call was just to reserve a timeslot. When you check in at the Star Wars – D-Tech Me experience, please tell the Cast Member that you are no longer interested in the 16-inch options.

3) The events team is still finalzing details. Once they are finalized, we will share information on this page: http://www.disneyparksmerchandise.com/events/rebel-rendezvous-announcement/?instance_id=

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Meghan on April 10th, 2014 at 11:43 am

Don’t know if anyone can answer this, or if its a stupid question, but do they accept Disney gift cards as payment? lol

 

Steven Miller on April 11th, 2014 at 9:56 am

@Meghan – Not a silly question. Yes, Disney gift cards are accepted at our merchandise locations in Walt Disney World Resort.

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Jennifer on April 11th, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Are CMs able to get their discount on this item?

 

Steven Miller on April 14th, 2014 at 10:54 am

@Jennifer – Unfortunately, no discounts are offered on these items.

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Michael on April 12th, 2014 at 8:41 am

Not to sound too nerdy, but are these action figures (with points of articulation) or mini statues? Just curious!

 

Steven Miller on April 14th, 2014 at 10:55 am

@Michael – Not a nerdy question at all … they are more like mini-statues versus action figures. They are not posable and do not have movement.

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Gina on April 16th, 2014 at 10:10 am

I need this in my life! :O

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Timothy on April 16th, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Will the D-Tech Me experience be available for Star Wars Day, May 4th?

 

Steven Miller on April 22nd, 2014 at 10:24 am

@Timothy – The experience won’t be offered on May 4. Sorry.

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Rory from ON on April 18th, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Since the experience now takes place inside of Darth’s Mall which can have long lines to get into, is there a separate entrance or way to get in so that one does not miss their reservation?

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David on April 21st, 2014 at 10:00 pm

@ Rory: Last year it was also in “the Mall” and basically if your appointment is when it’s crowded, you tell the cast member at the door and they will get you in for your appointment.

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Rebecca on May 6th, 2014 at 10:21 am

How much time should I put aside for this experience? I know it says it’s a ten minute experience, but do they usually run behind?

 

Steven Miller on May 8th, 2014 at 11:16 am

@Rebecca – From what I’ve seen, the team moves things along pretty quickly. Since we’ve had this experience for a few years now, they have become pretty proficient. I hope you enjoy it!

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Jeffrey on May 8th, 2014 at 3:57 am

If I want a carbonite and a rebel pilot figure of me can they have different expressions?

 

Steven Miller on May 8th, 2014 at 11:17 am

@Jeffrey – Yes! They will be happy to take different photos. They typically do a few different shots and you can select which ones you like the best.

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McKay on May 10th, 2014 at 12:53 pm

When will cases for iPhone 5C be available at Disney Parks?

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