1. Welcome to the WDWMAGIC.COM Forums!
    Please take a look around, and feel free to sign up and join the community.You can use your Twitter or Facebook account to sign up, or register directly.
    Dismiss Notice

Porgs

Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by Rich T, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Rich T

    Rich T Well-Known Member Original Poster

    Joined:
    May 2, 2014
    Messages:
    792
    Likes Received:
    1,774
    Well, cute plus ruthlessly and brilliantly marketable in an Ewoks kind of way-- but definitely cute. If I was still a Star Wars fan I'd buy one in a blink. (I wonder if they blink).

    (EDIT) But pleeeeeease don't let this turn out to be another plot thread where cute adorable creatures turn out to be deadly warriors when forced to defend their homeland from eco-wrecking corporate/military meanies. Maybe I shouldn't worry. It's not as if Disney likes reusing plot ideas from the original trilogy...um...
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2017
  2. Jahona

    Jahona Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2014
    Messages:
    1,399
    Likes Received:
    1,850
    Not sure if I see cute or a herd of fluffy compies.

     
  3. Jedi Stitch

    Jedi Stitch Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2017
    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    198
    Han never wanted to be a scruffy looking nerf hearder.
     
  4. Stevek

    Stevek Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2005
    Messages:
    2,052
    Likes Received:
    3,575
    I think they will sacrifice themselves by flying into the engines of various First Order ships, thereby winning whatever battle is onscreen.


    Ok, probably not...



    But maybe...
     
  5. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2010
    Messages:
    4,107
    Likes Received:
    7,792
    Annoyingly intentionally "cute". Despite his cutesy bleeping sounds, R2-D2 looked like a beat up space dustbin on wheels in the old Star Wars. Unintentionally charming.
     
    egg, Curious Constance and disneyC97 like this.
  6. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2004
    Messages:
    5,748
    Likes Received:
    5,380
    Saw the plushies at WoD today. Adorable.
     
  7. Jahona

    Jahona Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2014
    Messages:
    1,399
    Likes Received:
    1,850
    They had them at JC Pennys. I had to resist getting one.
     
  8. Curious Constance

    Curious Constance Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2015
    Messages:
    3,473
    Likes Received:
    5,820
    $40 for one at Target that when you push it it makes a horribly annoying sound. $40! No.
     
  9. MisterPenguin

    MisterPenguin Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2016
    Messages:
    4,287
    Likes Received:
    16,579
    They're also available at the Star Tours gift shop.
     
  10. OliveMcFly

    OliveMcFly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    2,303
    Likes Received:
    1,297
    It's like a space version of Grumpy Cat.
     
  11. Curious Constance

    Curious Constance Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2015
    Messages:
    3,473
    Likes Received:
    5,820
    Oh my god it is. :rolleyes:
     
    OliveMcFly likes this.
  12. phruby

    phruby Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2005
    Messages:
    6,089
    Likes Received:
    13,198
    Yesterday was Force Friday II. This is when all the new Star Wars toys for the Last Jedi are put out so expect to see lots of Porgs at Target and Walmart this weekend.
     
  13. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2010
    Messages:
    4,107
    Likes Received:
    7,792
    Luke (who I was told recently does not have a toy from the previous movie) apparently lives with creatures that look like leftover suits from the 1990s TV show Dinosaurs.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. phruby

    phruby Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2005
    Messages:
    6,089
    Likes Received:
    13,198
    Why would a character from a movie have toys of himself in the movie? Sounds kinda meta.
     
  15. Dead2009

    Dead2009 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2015
    Messages:
    2,820
    Likes Received:
    3,073
    PORGS
     

    Attached Files:

    • PORG.png
      PORG.png
      File size:
      795.9 KB
      Views:
      11
    phruby likes this.
  16. Figments Friend

    Figments Friend Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2004
    Messages:
    5,743
    Likes Received:
    11,464
    Went on a post-'Force Friday' shopping binge today, and was happily surprised to come across a realistic 'life size' Porg plush.
    Best one I've seen out of the many versions I've come across via marketing and fan videos of their weekend hauls.
    Looks real...in their owl / penguin / mogwai with no ears / Grumpy Cat kind of way.

    Love this little guy...very nicely made, and makes 'chirping' sounds when squeezed.
    $18 at Target...and it was the last one!
    The $40 model that makes sound and 'waddles' across the floor didn't do anything for me.

    Toys R' Us had a larger 'bald' plush ( more like a squeeze pillow plush ) and small ones but they were no ways near as good or as realistic looking as the one I found.
    They did have SW Black Series action figures for two for $20, so that was a nice score.

    Collectors take note - the Porg plush made by Seven20 is the best of the bunch!
    :)


    -
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2017
    phruby likes this.
  17. Jahona

    Jahona Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2014
    Messages:
    1,399
    Likes Received:
    1,850
    They are pushing these guys really hard.

     
  18. phruby

    phruby Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2005
    Messages:
    6,089
    Likes Received:
    13,198
    I think just about as much as BB-8 and BB-9E. This is why Lucasfilm was a great match for Disney.

    [​IMG]
     
    Jahona likes this.

Share This Page