• Droid Factory at Once Upon a Toy

      Attractions Magazine has posted a photo of the new Droid Factory that is now located at Once Upon a Toy in Orlando, FL.


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      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        Nice! The parts should be much easier to obtain this way (still not easy, but easier). I'm only missing a few pieces so now it should take less convincing to get someone to pick them up for me.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Now they need to get one here in the California park.
      1. El Chuxter's Avatar
        El Chuxter -
        They've never had any of the BAD stuff here, have they?
      1. Neuroleptic's Avatar
        Neuroleptic -
        Build a droid in Florida was a lot of fun. Disney got so much of my money that way during my visit there last year. I'm honestly surprised they havn't done it in california yet, as it was making money hand over fist while I was there.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter View Post
        They've never had any of the BAD stuff here, have they?
        Not yet, no. I keep checking, hoping. They don't even really have space in the existing Star Trader unless they take out the lightsaber station which would be foolish since it's still making sales.
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        Hey, what do you know! It's at Disneyland now after all! Guess who's going to be asking for some favors?
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Pretty wild, I'll let you know in a week or so what I see. I bet you that the Fire Marshal makes them move it though, that's a surefire bottleneck location since it's the only exit path in that area. I predict a lot of stolen body parts.
      1. El Chuxter's Avatar
        El Chuxter -
        And it's all because I pointed out they haven't done it in Cali before.

        You can thank me later, guys.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Dropped in tonight for the Iron Man event, that wasn't much of a thing but they did have the droid factory, although it was in the larger star trader outside the exit store, not quite where I thought but a better choice. With my annual pass discount it came to 18 after tax for a two pack. They have roped off the whole thing so that kids don't just tear it apart. Color choices need more investigation.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        A few more notes about the experience, there are clearly parts they had more and less of at the time and all-new parts so they warrant discussion.

        At Disneyland, the singles are $12 or $13, and the doubles are $19.95.

        I didn't even know of the existence of the R9 heads until I got home, that makes the R9 droid factory figure an exclusive figure overall, very frustrating that I didn't know to look for that part.

        The domes have been modified to accept the hats, and upon building my R7 droid the first one I had the dome's central core broke off of the dome, leaving it stuck in the droid body. This is obviously less than ideal, and I worry all the domes are eventually going to fail in a similar manner.

        The R8 domes are also I guess exclusive to the store, I got one of those.

        The legs are pretty rubbery, mine splayed in package immediately.

        Using some research and some eyeball time, this is the list I came up with of parts, it's the checklist from my smartphone for my personal list of haves and haven'ts (so I can pick up my pieces over time, the "v" marks are how my phone outputs the checklist):


        1. [ ] Pirate hat
        2. [ ] Yoda hat
        3. [V] Indy hat
        4. [ ] Goofy hat
        5. [ ] Red mickey hat
        6. [V] Blue mickey hat
        7. [ ] Dark blue mickey hat
        8. [ ] Orange mickey hat
        9. [ ] Black mickey hat
        10. [ ] Green mickey hat



        1. [ ] Blue r9 dome
        2. [ ] Green r9 dome
        3. [ ] Red r9 dome



        1. [V] Blue r8 dome
        2. [ ] White w black r8 dome
        3. [ ] White w orange r8 dome



        1. [V] Silver r7 dome
        2. [ ] Black r7 dome
        3. [ ] Orange r7 dome



        1. [ ] Black r6 dome
        2. [ ] White w purple r6 dome
        3. [ ] White w orange r6 dome



        1. [ ] Black r5 dome
        2. [ ] White w red r5 dome
        3. [ ] White w green r5 dome



        1. [ ] Green w white hex r4 dome
        2. [ ] White w purple hex r4 dome
        3. [ ] White w blue hex r4 dome



        1. [ ] Orange clear r3 dome
        2. [ ] Purple clear r3 dome



        1. [ ] Red r2 dome
        2. [ ] Silver w green r2 dome
        3. [ ] Silver w orange r2 dome
        4. [ ] Silver w red r2 dome
        5. [ ] Silver w blue r2 dome



        1. [ ] Black mid leg
        2. [V] Green mid leg
        3. [ ] Dark blue mid leg
        4. [V] Blue mid leg
        5. [ ] White mid leg
        6. [ ] Red mid leg



        1. [ ] Red leg pairs
        2. [V] Blue leg pairs
        3. [ ] Dark blue leg pairs
        4. [ ] Black leg pairs
        5. [ ] White w red leg pairs
        6. [ ] White w purple leg pairs
        7. [ ] White w black leg pairs
        8. [ ] White w blue leg pairs
        9. [ ] White w orange leg pairs
        10. [ ] White w green leg pairs
        11. [V] Green leg pairs



        1. [V] Blue w white r7 body
        2. [ ] White w black r7 body
        3. [ ] White w orange r7 body



        1. [V] Green r2 body
        2. [ ] Dark blue r2 body
        3. [ ] Black r2 body
        4. [ ] Blue r2 body
        5. [ ] Red r2 body
        6. [ ] White w purple r2 body
        7. [ ] White w blue r2 body
        8. [ ] White w green r2 body
        9. [ ] White w Black r2 body
        10. [ ] White w orange r2 body
        11. [ ] White w red r2 body


        Here's the pair I made, note that I put an R2 body on the R7 head, that was because there are no green R7 bodies and I wanted it to be a color that worked with the Indy hat best.

        Attachment 27331

        Quote Originally Posted by Mr. JabbaJohnL View Post
        Hey, what do you know! It's at Disneyland now after all! Guess who's going to be asking for some favors?
        Ok, I'm going back again in 2 weeks, so consider what you intend to be interested in, and the sooner the better because I won't be able to front you the funds if it's a lot.

        My annual pass discount was $4 off the $20, after tax that came to $17.24 for a 2-pack.
      1. figrin bran's Avatar
        figrin bran -
        Thanks for that checklist JT! I guess I'll be getting R9 heads.
      1. mtriv73's Avatar
        mtriv73 -
        I wonder if they've changed the plastic they're using. I got a total of 4 at D-world last August. 2 of them my sons have been playing with non-stop. Taking them apart, putting them back together, smooshing them in ways only a 5 and 2 year old can do and nothing has broken or warped at all. I really wish they'd just sell these as multipacks online as well.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Quote Originally Posted by figrin bran View Post
        Thanks for that checklist JT! I guess I'll be getting R9 heads.
        Yeah, makes it difficult not to, right? I'm going back in a week or so, but I may have to make a separate trip up there just for droiding.

        Quote Originally Posted by mtriv73 View Post
        I wonder if they've changed the plastic they're using. I got a total of 4 at D-world last August. 2 of them my sons have been playing with non-stop. Taking them apart, putting them back together, smooshing them in ways only a 5 and 2 year old can do and nothing has broken or warped at all. I really wish they'd just sell these as multipacks online as well.
        I think the dome that broke might have just been poorly glued, hopefully they keep holding up and your kids keep having fun with them.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Picked up an R9 blue head, put it on a blue R2 body with white & blue legs and a Yoda cap. Paired him with an R4 white with purple dome & legs on a white & orange R2 body and a Goofy hat. The Goofy hat fits the R4 awesomely, the ears dangle where they fit snugly on the R9.

        My checklist is growing stronger, and I saw no evidence of "blue vs dark blue" parts, so it's possible the list I found was incorrect about those.

        The R9 head is nice, a different look but not as alien as the R8 head. The R9 has a lot of the same elements as the R2 head, but with the "teeth" in a cutaway low on the dome. The R9 is a bit shorter than a normal astromech dome as well.
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        There's actually no "dark blue" pieces, but there are pieces that are more predominantly blue than white. Here's a scan of the poster, which is accurate, though some of the colors vary slightly from reality due to the quality of the scan.

        Attachment 27350

        I'm also going to finally PM you my list in a second.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Revised list (mine are the checks)

        [ ] Pirate hat
        [V] Yoda hat
        [V] Indy hat
        [V] Goofy hat
        [V] Blue mickey hat
        [ ] Red-orangey mickey hat
        [ ] Black mickey hat
        [ ] Green mickey hat

        [V] Blue r9 dome
        [ ] Green r9 dome
        [ ] Red r9 dome

        [V] Blue r8 dome
        [ ] White w black r8 dome
        [ ] White w orange r8 dome

        [V] Silver r7 dome
        [ ] Black r7 dome
        [ ] Orange r7 dome

        [ ] Black r6 dome
        [V] White w purple r6 dome
        [ ] White w orange r6 dome

        [ ] Black r5 dome
        [ ] White w red r5 dome
        [ ] White w green r5 dome

        [ ] Green w white hex r4 dome
        [V] White w purple hex r4 dome
        [ ] White w blue hex r4 dome

        [ ] Orange clear r3 dome
        [ ] Purple clear r3 dome

        [ ] Red r2 dome
        [ ] Silver w green r2 dome
        [ ] Silver w orange r2 dome
        [ ] Silver w red r2 dome
        [ ] Silver w blue r2 dome

        [ ] Black mid leg
        [V] Green mid leg
        [V] Blue mid leg
        [V] White mid leg
        [ ] Red mid leg

        [V] Green leg
        [ ] Red leg
        [V] Blue leg
        [ ] Black leg
        [ ] White w red-orangey leg
        [V] White w purple leg
        [ ] White w black leg
        [V] White w blue leg
        [ ] White w orange leg
        [ ] White w green leg

        [V] Blue w white r7 body
        [ ] White w black r7 body
        [ ] White w red-orangey r7 body

        [V] Green r2 body
        [ ] Black r2 body
        [V] Blue r2 body
        [ ] Red r2 body
        [ ] White w purple r2 body
        [ ] White w blue r2 body
        [ ] White w green r2 body
        [ ] White w Black r2 body
        [ ] White w orange r2 body
        [V] White w red-orangey r2 body

        Quote Originally Posted by Mr. JabbaJohnL View Post
        There's actually no "dark blue" pieces, but there are pieces that are more predominantly blue than white. Here's a scan of the poster, which is accurate, though some of the colors vary slightly from reality due to the quality of the scan.

        Attachment 27350

        I'm also going to finally PM you my list in a second.
        Excellent, I didn't know there was a catalog like that, I was going based on the findings of others and my own sightings with my original list.

        I'm a little concerned that the terminology I have been using for "red" and "orange" is really not working, I thought I had a white with orange body because it's slightly more orange than Hasbro's R5-D4 figure, and I thought the red mickey hat was orange, but clearly the orange on the sheet is lighter and closer to yellow than this, making the ones I have red. Kind of annoying.
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
        I'm a little concerned that the terminology I have been using for "red" and "orange" is really not working, I thought I had a white with orange body because it's slightly more orange than Hasbro's R5-D4 figure, and I thought the red mickey hat was orange, but clearly the orange on the sheet is lighter and closer to yellow than this, making the ones I have red. Kind of annoying.
        On my original list, I referred to them as "yellow" and "red." Both are a little on the orange side - and the poster makes the red parts look full-on orange, which isn't how they look in person - but I think this terminology is enough to separate them. Your list complicates the issue a little bit by using the "orange" label interchangeably. If you wanted to get technical, you could say "yellow-orange" or "red-orange," but yellow and red work for me.

        Here's a photo that I believe was posted on Rebelscum early on to show the parts, and its colors are more true-to-life than the ones in the poster scan.
        Attachment 27352

        Thankfully the various colors have been in only one hue each so far - meaning every blue part matches the others, every yellow part matches the others, etc. - but if/when they introduce more parts, it might get more complicated. For example, early photos (including the photo on the back of the card insert) show light-blue parts that don't exist.

        This is the list I used when I went last year, which was correct. Instead of "white and green," I'd just say "green," and when white wasn't the main color, I'd say "all green."

        R2 domes
        *all red
        *green
        *blue
        *red
        *yellow

        R3 domes

        *red
        *purple

        R4 domes
        *all green
        *blue
        *purple

        R5 domes
        *red
        *green
        *all black

        R6 domes
        *yellow
        *purple
        *all black

        R7 domes
        *yellow
        *silver and blue
        *black

        R8 domes
        *black
        *yellow
        *all blue

        R9 domes
        *all red
        *all green
        *all blue

        R2/R3/R4/R5/R6/R9 bodies
        *red
        *yellow
        *purple
        *green
        *blue
        *black
        *all blue
        *all red
        *all green
        *all black

        R7/R8 bodies
        *blue
        *black
        *yellow

        Left legs
        *blue
        *green
        *red
        *black
        *purple
        *yellow
        *all green
        *all red
        *all black
        *all blue

        Right legs

        *blue
        *green
        *red
        *black
        *purple
        *yellow
        *all green
        *all red
        *all black
        *all blue

        *Middle legs
        *white
        *green
        *red
        *black
        *blue

        Hats
        *black Mickey
        *red Mickey
        *green Mickey
        *blue Mickey
        *Yoda
        *Indiana Jones
        *Goofy
        *pirate
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Quote Originally Posted by Mr. JabbaJohnL View Post
        On my original list, I referred to them as "yellow" and "red." Both are a little on the orange side - and the poster makes the red parts look full-on orange, which isn't how they look in person - but I think this terminology is enough to separate them. Your list complicates the issue a little bit by using the "orange" label interchangeably. If you wanted to get technical, you could say "yellow-orange" or "red-orange," but yellow and red work for me.

        Here's a photo that I believe was posted on Rebelscum early on to show the parts, and its colors are more true-to-life than the ones in the poster scan.
        Attachment 27352

        Thankfully the various colors have been in only one hue each so far - meaning every blue part matches the others, every yellow part matches the others, etc. - but if/when they introduce more parts, it might get more complicated. For example, early photos (including the photo on the back of the card insert) show light-blue parts that don't exist.
        Yeah, I guess that makes sense with the naming. Seeing in person, I definitely thought red was orange and orange was a DIFFERENT orange, which was a problem. The pic there, the red mickey hat definitely looks more orangey to me in person than in that shot whereas the red body and legs don't.

        This is the list I used when I went last year, which was correct. Instead of "white and green," I'd just say "green," and when white wasn't the main color, I'd say "all green."

        R2 domes
        *all red
        *green
        *blue
        *red
        *yellow
        I definitely don't like that, it's confusing, especially if they add more colors. When I look at them, I want to know the key feature first - base color - and if necessary the accent color second.
      1. Maradona's Avatar
        Maradona -
        This is an extremely helpful thread. I will consult it prior to visiting the park in June for Grad-Nite. I hope the promotion lasts until then.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        I talked to the girl at the kiosk in Disneyland the other day for a while, she says that there are barrels upon barrels of parts in the back, it seemed to her like it wasn't going anywhere. She also showed me that the tops of the kiosk displays open up to put parts back in, which made mining for my parts way easier.
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