blackfeather...i took my deluxe identity disc apart awhile ago:
tron deluxe identity disc dissection - a set on Flickr
then, after i had all the parts, i modified it so it can run off usb indefinately without removing functionality of the toy:
tron deluxe disc modification - a set on Flickr
In the film, the buttons appear to be lit all the time. They are a dim white. When they are picked up by their users, they glow bright and change color (Orange for Clu and bright white for Sam). The end caps also glow around the edges (sort of an oval or hexagon) and probably act the same way.So the baton doesn't light up? :confused
Pardon my ignorance as I haven't seen the movie yet (yes, I know, I know!) but was the baton a prominant piece in the movie? I would just think it would light up so that it could be a display companion with the deluxe disk.
Sideshow is in the process of making both the baton, and hero discs from the original molds. On their website there is a preview video of both with the stand (prototypes of course) but they look cool.In the film, the buttons appear to be lit all the time. They are a dim white. When they are picked up by their users, they glow bright and change color (Orange for Clu and bright white for Sam). The end caps also glow around the edges (sort of an oval or hexagon) and probably act the same way.
They appear in more than one scene in the film, but are only featured prominently in one. They're given several closeups in that one scene, though, and they are very memorable (and damn cool) props. I want one. The toy is pretty insufficient... and, unfortunately, with the film's performance I doubt they'll release any kind of deluxe version.
I really enjoyed the movie quite a bit. It's very under-rated.
Monday, June 13th, 2011
Is the Sam Flynn Light Disc still going to be produced? We saw a short video on the production blog a while ago and nothing since. Can you let us know if it’s still coming, and when it might be available for pre-order?
We are in fact developing lots of Tron Legacy products. Not only the Sam Flynn Light Disc set, but also a 1:4 scale Lightcycle and an as-of-yet-unannounced 1:4 scale villain too. Because the light features are so essential to Tron, we need additional time to work out all of the engineering and functionality on our products before they are ready for their big reveal. We may be able to show some of them at San Diego Comic-Con, or perhaps soon after the show.
Please post up some pics of that monster when you get it!The Rinzler figure and the lightcycle are both up for presale at Sideshow. I ordered the light cycle. Unless things go bad I'm guessing they believe the disc and baton would really sell even better than the first 2. The wait to see is tough since I really liked the discs.