First reported by JediDefender.com, now confirmed by Hasbro, it looks like there will be some cool droid toys in 2008.
STAR WARS 3 ¾” BASIC FIGURES DROID FACTORY
(Approximate Retail Price: $7.99; Ages 4 & up; Available: July 26, 2008)
Collect and build a never-before-created droid action figure with every new wave of “Droid Factory” figures. Beginning in July, one part of the unique droid will be packaged with each action figure. A total of 30 figures will be released in 2008, with seven unique droids that kids of all ages can collect, build and combine.
We'll have to wait to see what exactly the seven droids will be. Sounds to me that the idea is similar to what other toy lines have done. When you buy an action figure, you get a little piece of another figure. Put them all together, and you have a droid. Sounds pretty good, but it won't make the carded collectors too happy.