Disney’s new Tron motion figures put your face and voice into the Grid

What’s higher than a cool Tron motion determine? A cool Tron motion determine along with your face and voice, clearly. 

That’s the concept behind the Tron Identification Program, a brand new piece of merch that Disney will likely be promoting guests to the Lightcycle attraction that’s opening in Tomorrowland in Walt Disney World Florida on April 4th. The thought is that you just get your face scanned, file six strains of dialogue, after which manually customise your character’s look with completely different helmets, our bodies, and staff colours, and also you’re left with a figurine that feels really “you.”

It’s a not dissimilar concept to Hasbro’s Selfie Collection, which 3D prints your head onto an motion determine of your selecting after you scan your face with an app. However whereas Hasbro goes down a 3D printing route with a lead time of a number of weeks, the Tron Identification Program merely exhibits your face on a small LCD display contained in the figurine’s helmet, in keeping with

Every figurine is available in an arcade cabinet-style field.
Picture: Disney

The result’s a dearer toy at $89.99 plus tax (versus $60 plus tax for Hasbro), but additionally one that may be rotated comparatively rapidly. Disney’s press launch says the customization course of takes round 20 minutes, and that the figurine will likely be prepared to gather inside one other 60. So it’s a little bit of a compromise, however at the very least you’re left with a fairly cool piece of memorabilia by the top of the day. Its field is even designed to seem like a small Tron arcade cupboard.

It’s been a short time since Tron and its once-groundbreaking digital actuality world often known as “The Grid” has appeared on screens. Disney revived the franchise in 2010 with Tron: Legacy, however apart from a 2012 TV collection the collection has remained dormant for the higher a part of a decade.

That would all change very shortly, nonetheless. A 3rd Tron film titled Tron: Ares was (as of January at the very least) scheduled to enter manufacturing in August this 12 months, Deadline reported on the time. Dr. Michael Morbius himself Jared Leto is about to star, with Pirates of the Caribbean: Lifeless Males Inform No Tales co-director Joachim Rønning reportedly in talks to direct. Yippee.

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