At this past weekend’s FX! International Show, a Disney products panel was held, hosted by Disney product developer Brad Schoeneberg, in which new merchandise was revealed for the upcoming Star Wars Weekends event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Here are some of the highlights (click the images to enlarge them):
New to this year’s Star Wars Weekends event will be meet-and-greets with
Star Tours’ Clone Wars‘ Captain Rex.
As always, several new Disney trading pins will be released, including this series of spinners. On the backside of each pin will be the Jedi or Sith logo.
Following in the footsteps of Darth Tater and Spud Trooper come three more Star Wars variations of Mr. Potato Head.
This new Jedi Training Academy figure set is the first time (according to the panel) that young Padawan learners will be featured in figure form at a Disney park.
The logo for the 2009 Star Wars Weekends is based on the Clone Wars style of art.
The logo will be used on a variety of merchandise.
New in the Disney Racers line of die-cast cars are these five Star Wars-themed racers, including Watto, Lando in disguise, an Ewok, Boba Fett, and an AT-AT.
This Darth Vader Disney Racers display case will retail for around $50 and will come with a few exclusive Racers that cannot be purchased outside of this case.
These are the Disney Racers that will be exclusive to the Darth Vader case.
Larger-scale radio-controlled Disney Racers (Darth Vader and Maul) will be released this year.
Artoo is finally getting the lightchaser treatment.
Disney has released several lines of collector packs, which are blind-packaged tiny figures. The new Star Wars assortment includes the first-ever release of a Star Tours cast member figure. Another rarity is the
Ewok Teek named “Teek” found in the middle row on the right.
What appear to be cheap plastic buttons actually had the watching crowd excited as each one plays one of three Star Wars sound clips when pressed. The crowd favorite seemed to be Chewbacca.
These new Star Wars banks will be released this year. The Stormtrooper helmet is around 10″ in diameter and sculpted by Gentle Giant.
Most of these products will be released at Star Wars Weekends, which begins on May 22 and runs for four consecutive weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
In addition to these products, StarWars.com has announced a new set of Disney-dressed-as-Star-Wars characters figures as well as their final line of Star Wars/Disney big figs. It was said that the big figs should be on-hand at the event this year, though there are no guarantees.