Update: The French retailer has responded saying the original placeholder page was launched, as it was announced that the R2-D2 figure would be released in March. However, there has been no news since then, therefore the page is just stagnant until further news is provided from Disney.
OK, I will admit when I initially stumbled across this placeholder page for the R2-D2 single figure I had a hard time believing that Disney would decide to create an R2-D2 figure. Now, this isn’t because he isn’t popular, on the contrary R2-D2 I think we can all agree that he is an awesome character and to have a psychical figure of R2-D2 as part of my Disney Infinity collection would be really cool.
However, the issue comes when we consider his gameplay, what special skills would he have? He’d also be quite slow, clunky e.t.c. Disney have previously stated that they’d love to have the likes of R2-D2 & C-3PO, however they are completely aware of the limitations of these characters.
For instance, we would have loved to have C-3PO and R2-D2 as figures but they just didn’t let themselves well as playable avatars. Can you imagine C-3PO running?
So, with that all being said…why am I even posting this news if all sense points to it simply being a retailer mistake. Well, for a few reasons:
- We’re a Disney Infinity news website and I happened to stumble across some news.
- The retailer that has leaked/made the mistake has no other mistakes from Disney Infinity, Lego, Amiibo – I’ve checked.
OK, so the news…MultimediaShop, a French gaming retailer has the placeholder page for ‘Disney Infinity Star Wars – Single Character – R2-D2’ as you can see from the image below.
You can view the product listing page here.
Contacting the retailer
I’ve contacted the retailer to shed some light on this news, I asked them a question relating to the product page so I am hoping if they see my question and go to the page if it’s a mistake on their part they will quickly remove it. However, if they respond and do not remove the page then perhaps there is more to this than I originally thought.
Historical retailer mistakes
After posting the original article, Redditor LegoStevenMC reminded me of a previous retailer mistake that brought about a significant amount of gossip & excitement which was eventually shot down by Disney, as it was simply an incorrect placeholder by the retailer.
This was Argos (a large UK retailer) which created a placeholder page for a Ferb single figure, which obviously was never released. Therefore, it’s completely possible that this is another example of a retailer mistake. Just worth keeping in mind 🙂
What does this mean then?
Honestly, I have no idea…I’ve trawled the web to try and find an incling of information regarding R2-D2, past interviews, mentions, discussions as well as potential other leaks and can’t find anything…yet.
So, I am asking you, the reader – what are your thoughts to this? Do you think it’s a leak or simply a retailer mistake?