Star Wars Celebration is an official fan convention. It’s four fun-filled days of exhibits, a vibrant, interactive show floor, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions, fan-inspired activities, and other surprises.
Thursday, August 23, 2012 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday, August 24, 2012 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 25, 2012 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 26, 2012 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Update: 08/10/12 The Disney Parks Blog released some updated information and pictures today. The leading news is the first confirmation outright from Disney that Star Wars Series 2 Blind Boxes will in fact be sold at Celebration. They also now are using two phrases I am so very wary of:
“This year, we have created some items that fans will only find at this event.” And, “One of those event exclusive items is a 3-inch Vinylmation figure of Princess Leia as a hologram.” We will see how “exclusive” these items remain. If there are any of the 2500 Leia figures left over, I’m sure they will be at the parks and/or online.
Leia looks a little better here and you can really see the posters in back of the Speedsters. I’m really leaning toward picking those up too.
The Disney Parks Blog also released this photo of some SW Series 1 and 2 figs mixing with hologram Leia.
There will be two event tee-shirts with Disney characters as Star Wars characters. They are also introducing an Aurebesh nametag with a few additional destinations not found during Star Wars Weekends 2012.
“For those guests who missed being “frozen” in carbonite, the Carbon-Freeze Me experience will return for a limited, four-day engagement during the event. Using state-of-the-art imaging technology, this experience casts your likeness as a three-dimensional, eight-inch figurine (as seen in this video by my fellow Disney Parks Blog author Gary Buchanan and Star Wars: The Clone Wars star Ashley Eckstein). Retail is $99.95 (plus shipping), and event guests can participate on a first-come, first-served basis.”
Disney will be introducing “D-Tech On-Demand.” Guests can watch their iPhone 4/4S case designs printed onsite. The four cases in the top row will premiere at this event, while the bottom row features some designs that can be printed.
I’m excited that Series 6 of Disney Characters as Star Wars figures will be released at Celebration (and later at the parks). I have stated this before… I am still confused by this series. They seem to be designs rehashed with pluses. Pluto as R2 is new, but Anakin Mickey, Yoda Stitch, Queen Amidala Minnie and Darth Maul Donald have all been done before. The twist is you get a piece of the Goofy figure in each of the other 5 packages and get to piece him together.
The next installment of Muppets Star Wars will also release at Celebration (and later at the parks). This set features Animal as Boba Fett and Scooter as Lando with a Carbonite Han Solo.
The rumors were true. The Princess Lea hologram LE variant for Star Wars 2 will be available at Star Wars Celebration VI. Celebration is an annual Star Wars convention, this year held at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center from August 23-26.
The Edition size is 2,500 and it will retail for $18.95. You can find it at the Disney Theme Park Merchandise
Booth #331. The posting on the exhibitor page of the Celebration website also says “Along with the release of Vinylmation Star Wars Series #2, this Celebration VI exclusive variant figure features Princess Leia as a hologram.” Am I reading to much into the “along with” part? Might we see some SW2 blind boxes available at the convention as well? It would make sense. Disneyland has an August 25th release date.
Tickets are still available. Thursday, Friday, and Sunday Adult Passes are $55 each, Saturday Passes are $65, Adult Four-Day Passes are $135, Kids Four-Day Passes are $54, and Kids One-Day Passes are $27. Kids under the age of 6 are free with a ticketed adult. Kids ages 6-12 will receive kid pricing and kids age 13 and up will receive adult pricing. Order your tickets online at www.starwarscelebration.com.
Other goodies at the Disney Theme Park Merchandise booth:
D-Tech On-Demand – iPhone 4/4S Cases
Equip your iPhone 4/4S with new D-Tech on-demand cases debuting at Celebration VI. Select from a variety of Star Wars and Disney designs, and watch as the case is printed onsite. Retail: $36.95 each.
Star Tours – 25th Anniversary – Die-Cast Starspeeder Collection
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Star Tours, Disney is releasing the Starspeeder die-cast collection that features both the Starspeeder 3000 and the Starspeeder 1000. This Celebration VI exclusive will retail for $19.95.
Destination Vinylmation will be there all four days covering the event and will of course let you know what else Disney unveils.