Hunting for special galactic bounty? Look no further than Star Wars Weekends 2010! Since the beginning of Star Wars Weekends, Disney Theme Park Merchandise has created out-of-this universe merchandise to commemorate the event. Every year we feature new and unique art that is created especially just for the event. Some of the merchandise can only be found at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekends. Once the last weekend of Star Wars Weekends comes to a close, so does the specialty logo merchandise.
I had the opportunity to chat with this year’s product developer for Star Wars Weekends, Robert LaFlamme, to find out where he got his inspiration for this year’s art logo.
“Creating this year’s logo art was easy. With ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ celebrating its 30th Anniversary, it made sense to feature one of the most infamous stars from the film, Boba Fett.” said Robert. “Boba Fett is the ‘most notorious bounty hunter in the galaxy’ – it seemed only right to incorporate Boba Fett into the art to pay homage to such a recognized and notable character from the original Star Wars trilogy.”
This is the first year that Boba Fett has been incorporated into the event art. “In the past, we have tried to find unique ways to bring Boba Fett into the art for the event. When the opportunity presented itself to use the bounty hunter, I jumped at it.” explained Robert.
This year, you can bring home a part of the celebration with special limited release T-shirts for the entire family, baseball hats, track jackets, messenger bags, picture frames, collectibles and more, all of which will feature this year’s awesome art.
Want to take a sneak peek at some of the merchandise being created for Star Wars Weekends 2010? Catch a glimpse at ArtOfDisneyParks.com!
It you’re attending Star Wars Weekends 2010, be sure to make your way to Boba’s Bounty and Dark Side Depot, located near the Studio Backlot Tour and across from the Studio Catering Company, to check out the Star Wars Weekends 2010 logo art in person. These two merchandise shops have been set up especially for Star Wars Weekends 2010 and will be filled with Star Wars merchandise that’s sure to please the most gregarious Wookiee!
You don’t want to miss out on your chance to add this limited release merchandise to your collection – it’s sure to disappear faster than the Millennium Falcon completing the Kessel Run.
Can you buy these shirts outside of the park?
I would like to know why this particular article in the Disney blog does not give us the name(s) of the artists who create these wonderful pieces of artwork for the Disney fans to enjoy?
We always seem to hear about the “product developers” and not the artists who create the illustrations. Is this not the vision of the artists too?
Coming down for the opening weekend and will be hunting for toys and other collectibles……………..