Disney Drops $100 Cover Charge to Collect Droid Factory Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 6, 2013

Thanks to a tip from our pal and friend to all collectors Chuck, we now know that Downtown Disney's Once Upon a Toy Hasbro store now has the Droid Factory set up.  This means you don't have to pay to get into Disney Hollywood Studios, as Once Upon a Toy has no admission fee.  From the pictures it looks like it's a much better set-up filled with bins on four sides (rather than just one) and best of all, you won't have to shell out $100 to get into the theme park to waste 2 hours of high-quality ride time to attempt to collect them all. For those unfamiliar with Disney's Droid Factory, this is an attraction designed to let young fans customize figures based on Hasbro parts and build a droid of their very own, who they will call "R2-D2" anyway, much in the same way a kid scribbles orange in a coloring book and says "Yup, looks like R2-D2 to me!" while causing long-time collectors to have a vein burst behind their right eyeball trying to figure out which part(s) they missed.  According to a panel at Celebration VI in Orlando, it is likely that new parts will be added and it is possible to expand this feature to Anaheim's Disneyland park.

At this time we do not know if any additional droids have been added, but if my skin starts to crawl and my eye starts twitching, it's a safe bet that it will soon be time to call in a favor to anyone in Florida that can help.  See the picture at Attractions Magazine.

Should any of you end up there, please feel free to send us photos of the bins, particularly if you see any new pieces in there.