Would You Pay $25,000 For an R2-D2 From Galaxy’s Edge? Because a Bunch of People Would
Disneyland’s new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area is heaven for Star Wars fans looking for unique collectibles from a galaxy far, far away. They range in price from the affordable to the absurdly unaffordable. The highest ticket item for sale is a custom, life-size R2-D2 droid. Actual retail price: $25,000. (And no returns or refunds!)
Now you might think to yourself “What kind of a madman pays $25,000 for a souvenir from Disneyland?” But the answer is “The rich kind” and apparently there are at least a few of them out there. According to the Orange County Register...
...three of the pricey remote controlled R-units were sold at the Droid Depot shop during the new Star Wars land’s first week of operation at the Anaheim theme park, according to Disneyland employees.
Your 25 smackeroos gets you a variety of custom options. You can select the design and colors of your R2 and, per the Register, you “even get to decide if your own personal starship mechanic and fighter pilot’s assistant is grimy and battle-worn or has a factory-fresh shine.” For $25,000 ... I feel like I would want mine to look clean? It seems like a lot of money to spend on something dirty.
If you’re curious in this outrageously expensive item, keep your eyes out at Droid Depot in Galaxy’s Edge; the display model is often seen roaming around the store, trying to entice customers with its friendly bleeps and blorps. But just keep in mind: That sucker is like $5,000 per blorp!
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