Disney’s New Tron Action Figures Put Your Face And Voice In The Grid
What’s better than a cool tron figurine? A cool Tron action figure with your face and voice, of course.
That’s the idea behind the Tron Identity program, a new product that Disney will sell to guests of the Lightcycle attraction that opens in Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World in Florida on April 4. The idea is that you have your face scanned, record six lines of dialogue, then manually customize your character’s appearance with different helmets, bodies, and team colors, and you end up with a figure that really looks like you.
It’s a similar idea to Hasbro’s Selfie series, which 3D prints your head on a figurine of your choice after scanning your face with an app. But while Hasbro is moving down a 3D printing path with a weeks lead time, the Tron Identity Program simply shows your face on a small LCD screen inside the figure’s helmet, according to Gizmodo.
The result is a more expensive toy at $89.99 plus tax (versus $60 plus tax for Hasbro), but also a toy that can be returned relatively quickly. Disney’s press release says the customization process takes about 20 minutes and the figure will be ready for pickup in another 60 minutes. So it’s a bit of a compromise, but at least you’re left with a nice memory at the end. of the day. Its box is even designed to look like a small Tron arcade cabinet.
It’s been a while since tron and its once-revolutionary virtual reality world known as “The Grid” hit the screens. Disney revived the franchise in 2010 with tron the legacybut aside from a 2012 TV series, the series lay dormant for the better part of a decade.
However, everything could change very soon. A third tron movie titled Tron: Ares was supposed to (at least in January) go into production in August of this year, Deadline reported at the time. Dr. Michael Morbius himself Jared Leto is set to perform, with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales co-director Joachim Rønning is reportedly in talks to direct. Hooray.