Star Wars Droid Factory Cancelled Wave
In 2012, Hasbro announced the return of "Build a Droid" figures as part of the Legacy Collection Droid Factory series. At the time, Hasbro intended on releasing thirty figures in 2013.
The first wave was released as an Amazon exclusive. Shortly after, the line was cancelled and many of the newly announced figures were rebranded as part of the 3.75" Black Series line.
In the spring of 2015, a second wave of twelve action figures began to hit "Go! Calendars, Toys & Games" stores. According to the 22841 datestamps found on these figures, they were manufactured on October 10, 2012. So while this series was cancelled, a limited number of wave 2 figures wound up in collectors hands.
The Line Up:
The following are sample figures that were created on the same day as the limited production run. The datestamps are 22848. Note that the sample figures include a 4-digit tracking number. The production figures do not include this.
While the cancelled wave offered the same "Build a Droid" figures as the first wave, there were plans to release BAD versions of R5-X2 and R8-B7 in future waves. Here is an example of these unproduced prototypes. It should be noted that Disney released a similar version to the R8-B7 in 2015. While the paint scheme was close, it used a different sculpt. The prototype has peg holes in the lower body and wiring that protrudes from the legs.