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Life-long Star Wars Fan Develops Unique Merchandise Products Coming to Disney Parks This Month

Steven Miller

by , Communications Manager

We recently announced how guests can support the U.S. Fund for UNICEF on behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change starting this April at Disney Parks. Today, I’m delighted to share additional details about other new Star Wars products launching this month at both Star Wars Celebration 2017 and at select locations in Disney Parks. I caught up with merchandise product developer Cody Hampton who discussed his role at Disney Parks Merchandise, and offered a sneak preview of new items coming soon to this galaxy.

Life-long Star Wars Fan Develops Unique Merchandise Products Coming to Disney Parks This Month

“I’ve been a Star Wars fan since I was two-years old,” explained Cody. “I feel like I have a dream role at Disney as I collaborate with the Lucasfilm team to create unique merchandise and immersive experiences you can only find at Disney Parks.”

Life-long Star Wars Fan Develops Unique Merchandise Products Coming to Disney Parks This Month

Cody has been involved with developing Star Wars products found at Disney Parks for years. Most notably, he helped launch Star Wars Droid Factory, a build-your-own action figure experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2012.

This month, Cody is part of a team rolling out a limited release, boxed set with four Astromech droid action figures inspired by characters from the animated series, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

Additionally, three limited release action figures are making their debut including C1-10P “Chopper” from Disney XD’s animated series “Star Wars Rebels;” a two-pack featuring R2-D2 and C-3PO celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope; and a red Protocol droid, R-3D0, that was briefly seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

“This is the first time we’ve introduced Protocol droids to the Star Wars Droid Factory collection,” continued Cody. “All of these pre-packaged figures have interchangeable parts that can be mixed and matched with action figures created at the Droid Factory.”

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Other products include three emitters for the popular Star Wars Build-Your-Own Lightsaber experience at Disney Parks. These items were inspired by lightsabers seen in Star Wars Rebels.

Finally, look for a plush Ewok scout named Paploo as seen in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. This is the 12th character from the limited release Ewok plush collection, and was created especially for Star Wars Celebration 2017.

These products will debut in Booth 3463 at Star Wars Celebration, a Star Wars fan event coming to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from April 13-16, 2017. Please note select single day tickets are still available for this event.

On April 17, guests may find action figures and the Build-Your-Own Lightsaber parts in select merchandise locations at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.

Comments

  • if youre going to post theyre available on the 17th update the post when they arent so people.dont waste their day goinf to the parks to get something that isnt there

  • Where will these sets be available at Disneyland? I was there today and none of the Tomorrowland stores had the droids available.

  • If only they sell these online? I can’t travel disabled and poor now. Please help

  • Will we see the droids that appear in the queue of STAR TOURS in the near future? I’d like to see more on STAR TOURS. How about Rex?

  • It says here, and was said on the Star Wars Show live stream, that Paploo is the 12th Ewok in the series – is that counting the green hooded Wicket from the animated series as a duplicate? Otherwise Paploo would be 13th, right? Or is it not counting Shodu as being released yet and Shodu will be 13th? Also when is the Shodu & Winda plush being released? Is the Shodu plush the one releasing at the D23 expo this July or will that be a different one? Will there be more after the D23 release or will that be it for the Ewok plush series? Thanks!!

  • what are the prices for each in the parks on monday ?

  • Guess I’ll be contacting wdw merchandise… I need all of the droids! There should be a Droid of the Month club, I would sign up for something like that, you can never have enough droids in your collection.

  • Can you please tell me is the c3po a repaint of the u3po figure?many thanks

  • Will the Paploo plush be available at the parks? Or on the Shop Disney Parks app?

    • @Sue – The Paploo plush will be released at Star Wars Celebration 2017 where it will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. I’m not aware of it being carried at Disney Parks or via Shop Disney Parks app.

  • Hi Steven

    By chance will the three droids be sold at Star Wars Celebration and also do you know if there will be a magicband for Star Wars 40th Anniversary?

    • @Matthew – These products will debut in Booth 3463 at Star Wars Celebration, a Star Wars fan event coming to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from April 13-16, 2017. I’ve not received any update at this point about a retail MagicBand 2 for the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars.

  • Awesome droid sets!!

  • Will the droids be available to buy st Celebration?

    • @Stuart – These products will debut in Booth 3463 at Star Wars Celebration, a Star Wars fan event coming to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from April 13-16, 2017.

  • Those Droid Factory sets are awesome. I may need to start collecting those soon!

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