Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Shopping and Merchandise

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  1. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Retail and Merchandise items

    This land will have numerous opportunities for guests to remember their visit to Batuu.

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    Select pre-opening merchandise is onsale inside Disney parks right now as guests prep for Black Spire Outpost and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

    Inside the land there will be a creature stall where guests can meet and adopt creatures from the Star Wars universe such as Loth-cats. Local artisans will also sell handcrafted items in the marketplace.

    From Barron's

    "Shops will be supplied from a common stockroom, and restaurants from a common kitchen, to increase efficiency. One shop will feature droids that visitors can customize through an interactive experience. A droid that is made to be, say, afraid of stormtroopers might signal its fear when one comes close. Droids owned by members of the same group might recognize each other when they meet. Prices have not been set. The shop might also sell a full-size R2-D2 for well-heeled fans, perhaps costing thousands.

    There will be another shop presided over by Dok-Ondar, a collector who is briefly mentioned in Solo. This character, likely animatronic, will be set apart in a booth from the rest of the staff, not unlike the dispatcher Louie De Palma in the old ABC sitcom Taxi. Cast members might interact with Dok-Ondar, asking him what he’s willing to let certain items go for. Elsewhere, there will be an outdoor market resembling a bazaar. A pod-racing engine, perhaps at the market, will be used to roast meat.

    For Galaxy’s Edge, imagineers have worked with filmmakers, chefs, and merchandise executives to take adherence to storytelling to new levels for a Disney park attraction. One possibility is that Star Wars merchandise in shops will come in unique packaging that downplays the logos. Another is that merchandise based on familiar characters will take on new looks. The imagineers visited the archives at Lucasfilm for early concept art. As a hypothetical example, an artisan figure of a familiar character might look slightly off, with the back story being that residents of Batuu have never seen that character, so they don’t know exactly what the figure should look like."

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  2. Scoobie

    Scoobie Mouseketeer

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    FYI - They are already selling Galaxy's Edge t-shirts - we were there in Dec. and bought a couple in Tatooine Traders (also have passholder shirt). We also saw them at Launch Bay, but there they were more out in the open so selection was limited to xxl. At TT, they were mixed in with other shirts and had all sizes.
     
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    Yep that’s noted in the first post. They have shirts, Water bottles, and lanyards/pins.
     
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