• New Star Wars Character Action Figures Arrive in March at Disney Parks

      The Disney Parks blog has posted an article about their latest Star Wars Action Figures.



      New action figures featuring Disney characters playing characters from the Star Wars universe are due to arrive at Disney Parks in March. We first showed artwork of these figures in August 2010 (good things come to those who wait!). I spoke with Cody Hampton, developer for Toys and Games, to learn about their development.

      “We’ve been working on the wave five figures for more than two years,” explained Cody. “We originally wanted to release them last year at Star Wars Weekends. With so much great new development for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at that time, we pushed out [the action figures] release date to spring 2012. I’m thrilled to see these figures arriving soon as they are some of my favorites.”


      Cody has been involved with development of the Disney character Star Wars action figures since series three. His favorite figure in the series is Donald Duck as the Clone Trooper, Commander Cody (how fitting!). I like Donald Duck’s nephews as Jawas (probably because I dressed like a Jawa for Halloween when I was five – still my favorite costume of all time).

      Disney Design Group artist Mike Sullivan drew the first sketches for the characters in this series. Then senior character artist Casey Jones used those sketches to create the technical drawings shared with the manufacturer. Cody explained that collaboration between Disney and Lucasfilm was a key ingredient for success.

      “The Lucasfilm team was great collaborative partners,” said Cody. “We first thought Stitch would be perfect to play the bounty hunter Cad Bane from ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ animated series because he had blue skin like Bane’s character. The Lucasfilm team suggested turning Goofy blue to play Bane and save Stitch for General Grievous. In the end, this worked better from a character design since Stitch has four arms like Grievous’ character.”


      The figures will be released at locations in Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. Unfortunately, they will not be available via the Disney Parks Online Store. If you aren’t visiting the parks soon, you can also contact Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Merchandise Guest Services at 1-877-560-6477 or emailmerchandiseguestservices@disney.go.com once they are released.

      May the Force be with you!

      via DisneyParks Blog
      Buy the hottest collectibles from: BigBadToyStore.com and BriansToys.com.


      Comments 1 Comment
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Huey, Dewey, and Louie as Jawas is a funny choice, I like it.
    • Recent Forum Posts

      Maradona

      Cosmos (with N.d.G. Tyson)

      I'm an episode behind, but the light episode is my favorite so far.

      Maradona 11 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Maradona

      L.A. area Just Found

      Ouch! Get better soon, sir.

      Maradona 11 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Tycho

      What have you watched recently?

      The Hot Toys Alien and Predator 1/6 scale stuff are some of the finest collectible items every made. I think I like the Predator stuff best.

      Tycho 15 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      Cosmos (with N.d.G. Tyson)

      I was surprised in myself being able to name some of the terms that came up in this episode. I feel dumb; I just discovered that the show is somewhat

      Bel-Cam Jos 16 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      G-day, mate! MLB 2014

      Nice HR barrage in Cincy, over two days via rain-out. Second game, having to dig out of a couple big innings against the Reds.

      Bel-Cam Jos 16 Hours Ago Go to last post
      JimJamBonds

      World War II buffs....

      I said it before and I'll say it again, very cool TeeEye7!

      JimJamBonds 17 Hours Ago Go to last post
      JimJamBonds

      G-day, mate! MLB 2014

      Ummm...I'm not so sure about that, well the sweep, that I'm aware of.

      JimJamBonds 17 Hours Ago Go to last post
      JimJamBonds

      What's everyone having for lunch today?

      I'm a fan of the Gar with no OT.

      Today I had a salad, some strawberries and yogurt washed down with some iced t.

      JimJamBonds 17 Hours Ago Go to last post
      JimJamBonds

      How did you spend your Saturday?

      Worked out, napped, went out to eat with the family for my nieces birthday.

      JimJamBonds 17 Hours Ago Go to last post
      JimJamBonds

      How is the weather by you today?

      More Smarchy weather here, todays high was about 36, throw in a few snow flurries and some wind and there you go. Thankfully the track meet we were to

      JimJamBonds 17 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Single Sign On provided by vBSSO