The countdown to Star Wars Weekends is on and Disney Theme Park Merchandise couldn’t be more excited to help kick off the festivities! Steven and I had the opportunity to tell you about some of the great merchandise that we will be offering this year, but there are a few more extra special pieces that I just couldn’t keep to myself.
For the very first time, the Disney Hollywood Studios Sketch Artists and Ink & Paint Teams have created limited edition, hand inked & painted cels especially for Star Wars Weekends. The two new animation cels feature Anakin Mickey & Darth Maul Donald. Each are a numbered limited edition of 100.
Created by Disney Sketch Artist Jason Zucker, this amazing full-color sketch features Donald as bounty hunter Boba Fett and was created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back” and to pay homage to the notorious character and bounty hunter Boba Fett. It’s the first time a full-color sketch has been done completely by hand for Star Wars Weekends. This complex and intriguing art is a limited edition of 30.
Another unique piece that’s a first-of-its-kind at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a sketch featuring Donald as Darth Maul. The limited-edition art created by Disney Sketch Artist Derek Lesinski, is a progression sketch in which 4 separate images are done by hand, progressing from a rough sketch to a final full-color sketch. This is the first time during Star Wars Weekends that we have offered a full-color progression style sketch with a panoramic view. This complex and intriguing art is a limited edition of 30.
Created just in “time” for Star Wars Weekends, comes this hand sketched, limited edition watch. To create the watch, we once again utilized the skilled hand of Derek Lesinski to create the original art. Once the art is perfected, it’s reduced down to fit the size of the watch face. Each artisan watch comes complete with a reproduction of the full-sized art. This is a limited edition of 50.
Another first for Star Wars Weekends is the Passholder Exclusive T-Shirt. Last year marked the first year that Disney Theme Park Merchandise offered a Passholder Exclusive, Star Wars Weekends Pin. The response was so overwhelming we decided to give our Passholders something more to celebrate this year with a special shirt created just for them! Remember, you need to show your Passholder ID to purchase the shirt.
Look for these items at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the Animation Gallery at Boba’s Bounty.