The Disneyland Toy Factory is unlike any other Mold-A-Rama mold making machine. It's rarity and Disney characters separate them from the rest!
Originally used to promote Disneyland
Disney used special Disneyland Toy Factory branded Mold-A-Rama machines during the 1964 - 1965 New York World's Fair to promote the Disneyland theme park. Technically speaking, the machine is not a Mold-A-Rama. Watch Video
Unlike standard Mold-A-Rama mold making machines, which produce generic items such as animals, the Disneyland Toy Factory produced actual Disney Characters.
There are no other locations in the world with a Toy Factory available to the public.
Because of the rarity and extreme high value of a Disney branded machine, they mostly exist only in private collections. The Volo Auto Museum is the only know location with not 1 but 2 machines on display and allowed to be used by the public.
Not only are the machines rare but so are the characters they make. Since the Disney Mold-A-Rama machines are not easily accessible, the characters are very high in demand selling at market places such as eBay for more than quadruple the price of other figures, that is if one is available. Or you can have your own made for only $5 at Volo
Can you spot the difference?
Before Disney branded the Mold-A-Rama machine, they considered another. To the left is a standard gorilla that can be purchased today at many zoo's. The one on the right is an extremely rare Disney Gorilla, 1 of only 3 known to exist.
Rare as it gets
The Disneyland Toy Factory were never used at the Disney Park, however a different style machine was used in the park. It made these gorillas which today are impossible to find.