Interstellar shoppers planning a trip to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will find everything they need to assemble their own droid, build their own lightsaber and design their own intergalactic wardrobe in the remote village outpost.
But you’ll need more than galactic credits to purchase merchandise in the shops, stalls and stands in the Black Spire Outpost village on the planet Batuu, the 14-acre Star Wars lands under construction in California and Florida. Fortunately the Galaxy’s Edge stores will accept cash and credit cards.
Looking for just the perfect tunic or robe to round out your Star Wars wardrobe? Need to pick up a few spare lightsaber parts salvaged from a fallen Jedi Knight temple? Always dreamed of building your own astromech droid from scavenged parts found in a space junkyard? Then you’ve come to the right place. Black Spire Outpost has everything the discerning outer rim shopper is looking for all in one convenient location.
The 9 locations for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge merchandise
Nine locations will sell merchandise and offer upcharge shopping experiences in the Black Spire village and marketplace. The exclusive merchandise was developed specifically for Galaxy’s Edge and will be only available in Disney theme parks.
“You’re not going to find the plastic toys here that you might find at a big box retailer,” said Walt Disney Imagineering portfolio creative executive Scott Trowbridge. “You’re going to find that everything on this planet feels like it was made by people on this planet for people on this planet.”
As with any Disney project, storytelling will play a key role in Galaxy’s Edge. Every shop will have a local Black Spire proprietor and an extensive backstory drawn from the Star Wars universe. Galaxy’s Edge visitors will find the bad guy First Order soldiers have set up a base in Black Spire Outpost while the good guy Resistance rebels are hiding out in a hidden camp just outside the village.
Let’s take a closer look at each of the merchandise shops in Black Spire Outpost.
Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers
Are you a padawan learner who is strong with the Force? Have you always dreamed of building your own lightsaber? Then you will want to stop by the space junkyard located near the main entrance of Black Spire Outpost. The scrapyard serves as a front operation for a covert lightsaber-building workshop. But don’t tell anybody about the secret shop. You wouldn’t want to attract the attention of the ever-watchful First Order, sworn enemy of the heroic Jedi Knight warriors.
Savi’s Workshop will be run by a scrapper who collects lightsaber pieces salvaged from fallen Jedi temples and crashed starships throughout the galaxy. Savi’s great hope: A true hero with the ability to assemble the parts will one day walk into the shop. Well, that day is today and that hero is you.
Inside Savi’s shop, a group known as the Gatherers will lead a 20-minute build-your-own lightsaber experience in the Chamber of the Guardians.
The lightsaber building experience
“Our guests will get to meet the Gatherers who have dedicated their life to balancing The Force by sharing their knowledge of it,” said Imagineering creative producer Brian Loo. “In this experience, our guests will go on a guided tour with the Gatherers to build their lightsaber on their journey.”
Builders will get to choose their own lightsaber style, design their own hilt and select the color of the light-up blade.
The premium upcharge lightsaber-building experience will include special effects that add elements of mystery and wonder to a show that combines entertainment and shopping.
“It has some great moments of magic,” Imagineering executive creative director Chris Beatty said. “The finale is super, super cool. In the reveal at the end you’ll be visited by an old friend as part of the experience.”
Droid fanatics won’t have to look very hard to find their nirvana in Black Spire Outpost. A row of full-size audio-animatronic astromechs will be parked in front of a droid-building shop near the Frontierland entrance to Galaxy’s Edge.
“It’s kind of reminiscent of the droids in ‘Episode IV’ outside the sandcrawler that were for sale,” Beatty said during a tour of the land. “These will look like droids that are for sale. You can come up and get your picture with them.”
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Build your own droids
Tinkerers who have always wanted to work on their own R2-D2 just like Luke Skywalker will be able to build their own droids in the shop. Pick your own parts off a moving conveyor belt and put the pieces together at assembly stations any way you want. It’s completely up to you. Changing your droid’s personality is as simple as swapping out a sound chip. The final steps: Power up your droid and run a diagnostic check.
When you’re done, your remote-controlled mini-droid will be able to communicate with full-sized units found throughout Black Spire Outpost.
The shop’s walls and ceiling will be filled with animated show elements and droid props. There will be Imperial droids, medical droids and protocol droids. BB-8 will be on an elevated platform. R2-D2 will be hanging out near the build station. Everywhere you look you will see droids in various states of disrepair. Overhead, droid parts will continuously move along a dry cleaner-like conveyor system.
Every droid-building experience will be different
“If you’re a fan of Star Wars droids, there’s a droid from almost every one of the franchise films,” Beatty said. “It’s going to be just chock full of fun characters that you know and love.”
Just like every builder, every droid-building experience will be different.
“We expect some people to come in and they’re like, ‘I know exactly what I want my droid to look like,’” Beatty said. “They’re going to pick their parts and go over and build. Be really great at building it, bring it to life and walk out.”
But you can take as long as you want to build your droid. There’s no time limit. Personalize your droid any way you want. It’s entirely up to you.
“We’ll have other guests that may come in and go, ‘You know what I really want? I want to play a little bit. Change the head a couple of different times. Really create something crazy and wild,’” Beatty said.
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
Whatever you do, don’t trust Dok-Ondar. He’s a very dangerous guy. And no matter what he tells you, he’ll never give you a break on the price of anything in his black market shop.
The hammerhead alien with bulging eyes and two mouths in his curved neck runs Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. The audio-animatronic shopkeeper will barter with customers. But don’t get your hopes up.
“I’ve never known him to give a deal,” Beatty said.
The Den of Antiquities, a play on den of iniquities, will sell Jedi and Sith artifacts, pre-built legacy lightsabers and one-of-a-kind treasures from different eras of the Star Wars galaxy.
Every item has a story
Every item in Dok’s Den has a story, with some stories more dangerous than others. The store will be filled with taxidermied extraterrestrials, winged space creatures and tentacled sea aliens. The upper level of the shadowy shop will be stuffed with souvenir spoils collected by Dok from throughout the Star Wars galaxy. On the lower level, shoppers can peruse the shop’s illegal interstellar goods under the watchful eye of the Ithorian shopkeeper.
“He has such a large collection that everyone actually knows him,” Loo said. “He no longer has to travel because all his clients come to him instead.”
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge merchandise – The Creature Stall
What’s that strange noise in the Black Spire marketplace? Those oinking, groaning, cackling and wailing sounds are coming from an alien pet store at the end of the shopping colonnade.
Always wanted to adopt a Tauntaun toddler or baby Wampa from the ice world of Hoth? Have a soft spot in your heart for an ugly little Rathtar or Worrt that only a mother could love? Always imagined owning a pet Porg? The Creature Stall alien pet store has a host of strange baby beasts.
Got a hard-to-please friend on your shopping list? Why not give them a spider-like Krykna creature with six spindly legs, a beaked mouth and fangs? Or how about a bulbous-nosed Puffer Pig with pointy horns and a razorback spine? All the adoptable pets in the shop are looking for their forever home.
The Creature Stall will feature a lineup of interactive toys that move and make noise when you pet or play with them. The collection of alien creatures will include the groaning Tauntaun, oinking Puffer Pig, wailing Wampa, tongue-flicking Worrt, vibrating Rathtar, cackling Kowakian monkey-lizard and wing-flapping Porg.
The cuddly and creepy interactive intergalactic creatures have been collected from across the Star Wars galaxy, according to the backstory of the shop.
An animatronic Loth Cat
The Creature Stall’s shelves and cages will also be filled with animatronic aliens and animated scenes.
“Some of them have little special effects that have leaves that move and eyes that look down upon you,” Beatty said. “If you look up, you see creatures in the cages.”
An animatronic Loth Cat will be napping on a little bed in the shop. Nearby, a spiny Worrt with bulbous eyes will be flicking its tongue inside a glass case.
“He sits in here and he’s eating fireflies that are flying around his cage,” Beatty said. “His stomach is breathing, so he’s alive.”
Ever wanted to start your own cantina band just like Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes? Do you play a mean Kloo horn or Fanfar clarinet? Can’t get enough of that infectious Benny Goodman-esque sound heard in the Mos Eisley cantina? Now you can play the classic cantina tunes with your own Star Wars musical instruments.
Looking for something unique for that young Star Wars fan with a birthday coming up? How about a Tauntaun rocking horse? Or maybe some chance cubes, sabacc cards or other intergalactic games? Look no further. Your search is over. The Toydarian Toymaker carries a wide selection of Star Wars toys and games.
Have you always wanted a starfighter pilot doll like the one made by the young Rey in the latest “Star Wars” trilogy? Galaxy’s Edge will have a full line of hand-made plush dolls — from Chewbacca and Yoda to Kylo Ren and Watto.
Downplaying the packaging and corporate logos
Just like a toy shop on Earth, the whimsical and jumbled Toydarian Toymaker will sell artisanal playthings for Black Spire children. Toy models of Star Destroyers, TIE Fighters and landspeeders will fill the shop. The toy store will sell musical instruments just like the ones played by the Mos Eisley cantina band during the original “Star Wars” movie. A collection of dolls sold in the shop will depict Star Wars heroes and villains based on stories and legends heard from around the galaxy.
The merchandise sold in Toydarian Toymaker and throughout Galaxy’s Edge will appear to made by local Black Spire vendors. To better blend in with the Star Wars surroundings, shops will downplay packaging and corporate logos on the merchandise.
“One of our mantras is, ‘If doesn’t feel like it would be at home in a movie, it shouldn’t feel at home in the land,’” Trowbridge said.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge merchandise – clothing & accessories
How you dress will say a lot about who you support in Galaxy’s Edge.
Are you sympathetic to the rebels? Then you’ll want to shop at Resistance Supply.
Do lean toward the dark side of the Force? Then you should head over to First Order Cargo.
Prefer to keep your options open? Black Spire Outfitters will help you blend in with the locals.
The three apparel shops in the Black Spire village will sell handmade clothing from the “Star Wars” universe. With the help of Lucasfilm’s archives division, Disney’s merchandise team turned wardrobe pieces from the “Star Wars” movies into authentic-looking clothing.
The makeshift Resistance Supply depot run by rebel recruits at a hidden command post will carry clothing and accessories for those sympathetic to the cause.
First Order Cargo will sell clothing, helmets, armor and memorabilia to dark side fans loyal to the galaxy’s military dictatorship.
Robes and jewels
Black Spire Outfitters will offer a line of robes, tunics, hooded scarves and belts based on wardrobe pieces from the “Star Wars” cinema universe.
Want to dress up your wardrobe with a little intergalactic bling? Drop by Jewels of Bith. The jewelry maker, a large-headed alien with bulging lidless eyes long fingers, will be happy to help you find the perfect accessory for your Star Wars ensemble.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens May 31 at Disneyland and Aug. 29 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. An identical lineup of shops and proprietors will be found at each location.
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