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Amazing Star Wars Merch Coming to Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge Theme Parks

April 18, 2019

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I’ve enjoyed going to Disney theme parks a few times in my life (most recently, my son and I went to Tokyo Disneyland when they revamped their Star Tours attraction), but I wouldn’t say I’m a huge Disney fan. A lot of that is just because I live so far away from any of the parks, but I also don’t love standing in line for hours (or paying extra for the privilege of standing in a shorter line). That said, I do feel like I will have to try and make it to the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge section of Disney World/Disneyland at some point. The attractions look pretty amazing, but as a collector the merchandise was what really caught my eye. Take a look at the video below from The Laughing Place, which introduces all of the merchandise that was shown at Star Wars Celebration Chicago.

This stuff looks absolutely incredible, and is totally different from what I saw at Tokyo Disneyland. Most of that was typical souvenirs with Star Wars characters on them (and even then it was almost entirely the most popular ones, like Vader, Yoda, Stormtroopers and the droids). Good luck finding something with Jabba on it!

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But this Galaxy’s Edge stuff is incredible. There’s a huge amount of it, and it seems to show a real understanding of Star Wars and the kinds of things Star Wars fans might want. The image directly above and the one at the top of this post (again, from The Laughing Place) shows a bunch of toys from the “Toydarian Toymaker” that are done in a simple handmade style and could almost pass as “in-universe” toys, if it weren’t for the ones of specific people like Rey and Finn. And how cute is that stuffed Hutt in the first photo?

And these Kowakian Monkey-Lizard toys will apparently sit on your shoulder and can be operated like puppets. Love it! Back in 2013, Disney had a stuffed latex Salacious Crumb figure that seemed pretty nice at the time, but this is next-level stuff. My only concern is the price.

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The other Jabba’s Palace character that stood out to me was the worrt you can see in the bottom left above, but I’m sure there will be more. Of course if I really did visit the park, I doubt I would be able to limit myself to just Jabba-related things. I’m going to have to bring a wheel barrow just to carry everything I want! Hmm… Maybe I should stick to just buying a few things on eBay. Anyway, I think Disney is on the right track with this approach and look forward to seeing how things develop. 

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jonathan Potosky permalink
    April 20, 2019 6:41 pm

    Did you see the Jabba fresco carving that’s in the barge was also on display for Galaxy’s Edge merch in the Rebelscum gallery?!?

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