Canceled Disney Infinity Rogue One Plans Revealed

Ninja Theory had been at work on a full playset that will never see the light of day.

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Disney Infinity died a speedy death last year, and in its wake we keep learning of plans that had been in motion before the developers learned of its demise. The latest, and likely one of the last revelations, was its plans to release sets for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Kotaku reports that a Rogue One playset was in development from Ninja Theory, and multiple figures were in the works to represent its ensemble cast. The heroine Jyn and the sarcastic droid K2 were confirmed, but it would likely include most of the characters in the movie. The playset stages were early in development at the time of Disney Infinity's cancellation, but the figures were ready for production.

We do know what one of the figures would have looked like, though. B Allen, the artist who has worked on many other figure designs, revealed the design for Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen). The artist has previously shown off designs for other figures, like ones modeled after the lead characters from the recent Disney animated feature Moana.

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    January 6, 2017 1:55 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Canceled Disney Infinity Rogue One Plans Revealed

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      January 6, 2017 5:28 PM

      Still shocked they were not making money with infinity

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        January 6, 2017 5:31 PM

        Me too. I heard they wasted a ton of money on an Infinity figure that no one wanted but was forced by Disney. Can't imagine that alone caused it to fail though.

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          January 6, 2017 6:42 PM

          It was that times a million not just one figure. The figures were very costly to produce and Disney forced them to make figures that just didn't sell. Yondu from Guardians Of The Galaxy was the big one but they also produced huge quantities of Hulk thinking he would be popular, but it turns out no one wanted it. There were terrible business decisions made left and right with Disney forcing them to make costly mistakes.

          There was a good article on Kotaku not too long ago about it all.

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            January 9, 2017 5:08 AM

            I own a Yondu Infinity figure :(

            I have a ton of them all over my desk at work, really sad they wont make more - I would have happily picked up the Rogue One models

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        January 6, 2017 6:52 PM

        They overproduced every model and lost a shitton in excess inventory

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      January 6, 2017 5:34 PM

      It probably had technical issues trying to turn 1-dimensional characters into 3-dimensional figurines.

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        January 6, 2017 6:06 PM

        I don't agree with you but I'll give ya a lol for that one.

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        January 6, 2017 6:53 PM

        I love how everyone in real life is always growing as a character, revealing their motivations, and having an arc that you can follow in their interactions with other fully realized people so that when they die I feel satisfied...

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      January 6, 2017 6:33 PM

      all they skylander knockoffs are pretty much dead including the original

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        January 6, 2017 6:44 PM

        LEGO Dimensions seems to be doing well, but yeah I wonder how much more steam it has.

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          January 6, 2017 6:52 PM

          Already seen some Lego Dimesions stuff on clearance at Walmart. Though the game itself is still $69.

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            January 6, 2017 7:07 PM

            That doesn't mean much. There's a ton of new sets coming out this year (starting with the LEGO Batman movie tie-in next month) so it makes sense to clear out the old back stock.

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          January 6, 2017 8:48 PM

          Lego Dimensions is a giant pain the in ass. The toys fall apart all the time and the only instruction manual is in game. The game play often devolves into a move the characters around the colored portal so you have to keep getting up off the couch to move them. It is my least favorite of the 3.

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            January 6, 2017 9:41 PM

            The toys fall apart? They're legos! Also every single set has instructions on YouTube as well as in the game. It's really no trouble.

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              January 6, 2017 10:54 PM

              It is for your 5 year old who doesn't search Youtube for things.

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        January 6, 2017 7:33 PM

        Good I was sick of the toys clogging up the video game aisles. Haha.

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          January 6, 2017 7:45 PM

          Good I was sick of the toys clogging up the video game aisles toy bins, shelves, and floors.

          Once my kid found used Skylanders stuff at Gamestop, it got out of hand for a bit. I regret ever having told him that he could spend his own money as he wished :)

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      January 9, 2017 6:22 AM

      It's too bad, the 3.0 stuff was some of the best stuff they released.