New Star Wars Remote Control Mouse Droid Toy Mimics Movie Sound Effects

Just when Star Wars fans thought they would never see one of their favorite futuristic droids from the 1977 film come to life, Disney gives the gift of surprise. On its official blog, Disney announced Tuesday that fans will be able to get their hands on a remote controlled Mouse Droid. Up until now, R2-D2 and BB-8 were the only two remote control roving bots stars from the Star Wars movie franchise that you could walk into a store and buy. Now that Mouse Droid is on the scene, Star Wars collectors who were holding onto hope that a toy version would see the light of day can now rejoice that after nearly four decades, it’s finally here!

Mouse Droids lived aboard starships and military corporate where they beeped and chirped to as they performed simple tasks like making small repairs, delivering messages or guiding visitors. This fast moving Mouse Droid made appearances several Star Wars movies, notably Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. While on the death star, Chewbacca roars at one of these wheeling droids who was getting a little too close to him. The Mouse Droid also had cameos in Episode V the Empire Strikes Back, Episode VI Return of the Jedi, Episode III Revenge of the Sith, Episode VII The Force Awakens, and the animated series, The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels on Disney DX.

Bundled with a remote control to maneuver it around front forwards and backwards in any direction, the Mouse Droid can also makes movie sound effects using the controller’s integrated touch pad and buttons. The Star Wars Mouse Droid will only be available for purchase at Disney's theme park’s gift shops in mid-December. Gizmodo notes that since Star Wars is Disney owned, it’s using the franchise’s popularity wisely to encourage people to visit to its Florida based amusement park. What better incentive to lure visitors than with a brand new coveted Mouse Droid that’s the first of its kind? Exclusivity wins every time and Mickey won’t be the only mouse people will be going to Disney World in droves to see. Star Wars fans who are looking to add the remote control Mouse Droid to their list of movie merchandise collectibles may want to petition Disney to expand its availability to its brick and mortar Disney Stores as well as online.

 

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