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$25,000 Droid Among the Most Expensive Items in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

We all knew we were going to have to shell out some bucks when traveling to Batuu in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, but there are some items available to buy that are so expensive you’ll need to pull a Luke Skywalker and sell your speeder to buy. You might even need to do more than that if you want the $25,000 droid from the Droid Depot.

$25,000 Droid in Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

No you didn’t read that wrong, I actually said there is a droid available to buy in Galaxy’s Edge that costs $25,000. Just what does it do and what are some of the other exorbitantly expensive merchandise available?

This droid is a full-size remote controlled R2-D2 droid that looks and feels exactly like the real one in the Star Wars movies. It’s nothing like a toy, and it acts just like R2 would. You can customize it however you want and then take it home to serve you, or I don’t know what you would do with it, but it’s yours!

Some of the features include: “working lights, sounds, electronics, an aluminum head, wireless remote control, and a charger. The head moves, the lights all light up. This is as real as it gets.” The head is aluminum, so again, no cheap toy here, but he real deal!

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Droids on sale for $25,000

One thing to keep in mind if you want to buy this droid is the $25,000 price tags doesn’t include tax nor shipping (yes you get it shipped to your house. Don’t even think about using your annual passholder discount either, not gonna happen!

Ok I too am I huge Star Wars fan here, but with $25,000 we’re talking about enough to buy a new car, pay off your student loans or pay for that new kitchen in your house. To shell out $25,000 for a droid, you’ve gotta be one big fan.

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge The Droid Depot

As high as this price is, it’s actually quite reasonable when you compare it to past droid purchases by huge fans. For example, one fan spent $2.76 million for a complete R2-D2 droid unit which was put together using the parts collected from the original Star Wars Trilogy and prequel films. So I guess $25,000 is a steal then…??

Some other ridiculously expensive Galaxy’s Edge merchandise includes:

  • $6,615 for a full Stormtrooper Suit of Armor
  • $750 for a Kylo Ren Replica Mask

That’s not to mention the $200+ you’ll have to pay if you want one of the handbuilt lightsabers from Savi’s Workshop. You can build them yourself, totally customizing it and choosing all the parts. Even though this is still really expensive it’s a bit more doable.

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Merchandise

If you have your heart set on a droid to take home, and if the $25,000 one is too high for you like it is for me, then The Droid Depot also has a $99 version with two models to choose from (R2 series and BB-series). You also build these yourself and choose all the parts that you want, you just don’t have to sell your house to do it. Read more about the entire droid-building process here.

For more info on what to buy in Galaxy’s Edge read our Star Wars Land merchandise guide and also our Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – The Complete Guide for a detailed look at the attractions, dining, planning and touring strategies.

Also for our first impressions of Star Wars Land read our Galaxy’s Edge review.

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about Disney selling a $25,000 droid in Galaxy’s Edge…

  • Would you pay that much for a real droid?
  • What would you want it to do for you?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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anonymous

Monday 19th of August 2019

I guess if you really want one right now, you're going to have to pay for convenience.

anonymous

Monday 19th of August 2019

I'm fairly certain that that price is highly asinine unless it is built from aircraft aluminum CNC cut and one hundred percent movie replica with everything that R2 did in the trilogy, and swamp proof. You can get a pre-owned custom built r2 for around 5k or build one yourself for anywhere around 3-6k. Don't take my word for it though, I've just been doing some digging in the R2 builders fan club for a while. I'm just ranting because that price made me think it was 100% autonomous (with a little Disney markup).

Richard Kato

Monday 17th of June 2019

When Disneyland became a "resort", that meant charge sky high rates. Overpriced and not worth hassling with the crowd. Alternative entertainment venues pursued. After Walt passed, it became a corporate feeding frenzy. Very Sad.

Ziggy

Monday 1st of July 2019

Hi Richard, thanks for the comment. Yeah unfortunately that's what happens with time the bigger and bigger companies like Disney get. There are still a lot of great aspects of the company even though it might not be how it was years ago and I'm quite optimistic for the future...imho

Marion

Wednesday 29th of May 2019

1. If I had disposable income, yes. I would buy it. 2. I would want it to keep going up in value for me. One day going to be a collector's item worth a ton.

Ziggy

Saturday 15th of June 2019

Thanks Marion. Yeah that's a good idea, they won't be making many of them that's for sure!