Droid Factory Coming to Tatooine Traders at Disney's Hollywood Studios

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    Have you ever dreamed of owning your own droid just like Luke Skywalker in Star Wars?

    During Star Wars Weekend 2012 the Droid Factory experience is launching where you will be able to build and name your own R-series Astromech droid action figures.

    Product developer Cody Hampton said that this experience has been in development for three years!

    “We began discussing the Droid Factory in 2009,†explained Cody. “We know that personalization is an important aspect of the popular build-your-own light saber experience. We felt the same thing could be done with action figures but on a much larger scale.â€

    Large scale indeed – the Droid Factory has 71 different pieces to create the 3 ¾-inch figures! To get started, Guests chose a dome, a body and legs offered in a variety of colors and styles (Cody said that availability of various parts and colors may change). There are optional third legs and novelty hats that can be added.

    “We wanted lots of options for [the Droid Factory],†continued Cody. “There are literally thousands of combinations making each droid unique. Guests can also name their droids with sticker sheets provided at checkout.â€

    Three domes – R6, R8 and R9 – were created exclusively for this experience at Disney Parks, as well as multi-colored ear hats were inspired by Jedi Mickey’s Astromech droid, R2-MK. Four additional hats will arrive later this summer including a Goofy hat, a pirate hat, a fedora and a Yoda cap.

    Droids will be sold either in single or dual packs (the latter has a value price). They can also be used with the playsets like the Starspeeder 1000.

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