Category Archives: Merchandise
Today Disney and EA announced that they will be coming together to bring about new Star Wars games for hardcore gamers. So fear not Playstation and X-Box console lovers, you may just get your Star Wars first person shooter or squad based game sooner than later. It also looks like Disney will continue to push forward developing casual games for Facebook and mobile platforms. Read the press release info below.
The Walt Disney Company and Electronic Arts Inc. today announced a new multi-year exclusive licensing agreement to develop and publish globally new games based on Star Wars characters and storylines.
Under the agreement, EA will develop and publish new Star Wars titles for a core gaming audience, spanning all interactive platforms and the most popular game genres, while Disney will retain certain rights to develop new titles within the mobile, social, tablet and online game categories.
Guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 4, 2013 were treated to a sneak peek of the theme park’s annual Star Wars Weekend festivities with a Limited Time Magic event titled, “May the 4th Be with You.” Guests were given a chance to see all of their favorite characters from the Star Wars films and even take photographs with them. The Jedi Training Academy offered a chance for adults to join their Padawans in training, and the newly reimagined Star Tours offered trips with some very special guests. The festivities ended with a Star Wars dance party hosted by DJ Lobot and a special “Symphony in the Stars” fireworks display. And of course, guests could also obtain special limited edition merchandise from the event.
Perhaps my most favorite part of the Limited Time Magic was the character interaction—from Storm Troopers patrolling, to wandering Tusken Raiders, and even Darth Vader looming through the park; it was a sight to see and created some extra magical experiences.
I was delighted to see the logo for Star Wars Weekends 2013 as shared by author Gary Buchanan. He said the artwork gives a nod to the 30th anniversary of “Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.” I vividly recall seeing the film in theaters with my parents in May 1983. I was completely obsessed with Star Wars at the time, so I love this poster as it reminds me of my childhood. Disney Design Group artist Tyler Dumas said they had some different poster concepts, like Mickey Mouse in the Rancor pit, before selecting an iconic scene from the Battle of Endor.
Here is a look at some new items with this year’s logo coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 17, 2013.
“First Look at Star Wars Weekends 2013 Merchandise at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Including a Disney Pin, a Coffee Mug, a Photo Frame and More”First Look at Star Wars Weekends 2013 Merchandise at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Dark Horse Comics is headed to the Pacific Northwest’s foremost and fastest growing pop culture convention – Emerald City Comicon, March 1-3.
Join the Dark Horse crew for signings at booth #1102! Free comics and/or prints with each signing while supplies last. Please note that lines may be capped or tickets issued as needed; ask early about your favorite signings!
Comics, books, and collectibles will be available for purchase from Dark Horse or your favorite retailer.
Stride Rite®, the leader in premium children’s footwear, today announced the introduction of its Star Wars™ by Stride Rite® Trilogy of the Lights, an epic collection of sneakers with unique light-up technology only available through the innovation of Stride Rite.
The collection features three sneaker styles inspired by Star Wars characters and lore, each with its own unique light-up technology.
- The Morphing Lightsaber™ sneaker features Push to Change light-up technology and puts the power of choosing either the light or the dark side of the Force. The lightsaber on the front of the shoe, which lights up with every step, will change from Yoda green to Sith red with the simple push of a button.
- The Jedi to Sith sneaker with Shadow Lights technology represents the ultimate battle between both sides of the Force through the transformation of Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader. This shoe features first-of-its-kind Light & Dark Sensor Technology that flashes blue in the brightness of day, and glows red in the shadows of darkness.
- Star Wars fans can channel their inner clone trooper into the Clone Captain Rex™ 2.0sneaker with Revealers Light-up technology. When you step, the shoe closure, looking like a clone trooper helmet, flickers blue light to reveal Clone Captain Rex’s silhouette.