You Don't Have To Go To Disneyland For Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Toys Now
Given that going to a theme park might not be at the top of your to-do list during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the parks are coming to you–in a way. Disney has announced a line of products from and inspired by Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the Star Wars-themed land at both California’s Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.
The new line of products includes toys, clothes, and even books that are attempting to bring some of the Galaxy’s Edge experience home, even if they can’t compete with the unrivaled joy of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the land’s signature ride. Among the items you can pre-order now are a radio-controlled BB-unit droid that looks a lot like the ones you can build at Droid Depot in Galaxy’s Edge, as well as a Lego version of a transport ship you ride in Rise of the Resistance.
There’s even a couple of new Black Series action figures available, including one modeled after DJ-R3X, the droid that provides music inside Oga’s Cantina. For those that aren’t caught up in the Star Wars lore in Disney’s parks, the droid, also known as Rex, first appeared as a pilot in the Star Tours attraction between 1987 and 2010. In the parks, the character is voiced by Paul “Pee-wee Herman” Reubens.
Other items coming to the Galaxy’s Edge selection include a recreation of the Millennium Falcon as it appears outside of the Smuggler’s Run ride, as well as “traveler’s guide” to Batuu, the planet Galaxy’s Edge is set on. “This guidebook includes a history of the outpost, recommendations on where to eat and what to do during your planetary trip, as well as insider tips on how to best navigate the local terrain and politics,” a description reads.
All of the items will be available in Target stores and online beginning August 30. As of now, Disney World–including Hollywood Studios–remains open to reduced capacity crowds. Disneyland, on the other hand, has no date set for welcoming guests again. The park was originally set to reopen on July 17, but that was delayed at the end of June.
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