Saturday, May 19, 2012

Star Wars Weekends - Darth's Mall merch (pics and video)

During Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios, the merchandise tent behind Tower of Terror is stuffed to the gills with all the things you'd normally expect: "regular" Star Wars figures, Disney and Star Wars t-shirts, the entire "Her Universe" clothing line (complete with Ashley Eckstein meet and greet), build your own light saber toys, and toys for the Star Tours attraction like Starspeeder miniatures.

The hall is also home to a meet and greet for C3P0 and R2D2, a snack stand (duh - this is Disney!) and an art gallery of fine Star Wars paintings. This year, something new was the addition of Star Tours nametags: for $8.95, you get a Disney-sized nametag with your own name (up to 11 letters) spelled however you want it (the final product will appear in Aurebesh, the Star Wars language), with your place of origin listed below (you choose from the Star Wars planets visited in Star Tours, plus the Death Star is also an option).

If you're in the market for a professional-quality Star Wars costume, you're in luck. You can pick up a Darth Vader, Chewbacca, or storm trooper costume here, though they cost hundreds of dollars. Take a look:

This event is always host to limited-edition merchandise. I made a video to show them to you one at a time:

Lastly, there are several new lines of merch centered around existing ideas, like Disney-Star Wars mashups on the Vinylmation series (shaped like Mickey Mouse), or Muppets-Star Wars mashup figures:

Here are photos, some of the same thing, others of different merchandise available in the tent:

Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.