Yesterday, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened at Disneyland Park to the masses in what has been regarded one of the smoothest and most well-organized land openings in a very long time. While Galaxy’s Edge had opened to guests with reservations on May 31, yesterday was the first day the land opened to the masses, with complex, yet easy-to-use virtual queue and reservation systems in place to organize travelers to Batuu in groups.
However, there is one thing you can’t quite stave people off from, and it’s the insatiable hunger for Galaxy’s Edge merchandise. Such was the demand for ever-popular kyber crystals (the small stones that activate and unlock lightsabers and holocrons) that at the time of publishing, Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, the only other purveyor of crystals besides the exclusive Savi’s Workshop, is currently sold out of all packaged kyber crystals.
Potentially due to opening dates being moved up, it’s been a common trend so far in the land to see merchandise go out of stock and come back in very limited quantities, but never sell out completely…
Here’s what the shelves are supposed to look like: Jedi holocrons and their accompanying white, green, purple, and blue kyber crystals reside on one side, with Sith holocrons and their red kyber crystals (and the elusive black kyber crystal) on the other.
And here’s what they currently look like:
Due to the shortage, kyber crystals are only obtainable at Dok-Ondar’s exclusively with the purchase of a Jedi or Sith holocron, by which you’ll receive a blue or red kyber crystal, accordingly. (These reportedly come unpackaged as it appears Dok has struck a deal with The Gatherers and obtained a small quantity of loose red and blue kyber crystals just for those who purchase the holocrons.) Without said crystals, the holocrons, much like lightsabers, would not fully function.
This new sign points out the purchase requirement of a holocron in order to be able to then purchase a kyber crystal for an additional $12.99. The fact that there’s a printed sign out already on display leads us to believe the merchandise shortage may last for some time.
Batuuians at Dok-Ondar’s are unsure as to whether another cargo pod of packaged crystals will arrive in time to meet the demand of tomorrow’s travelers. Thankfully, holocrons are still available in large amounts, so that travelers may unlock the secrets of the Force and commune with Jedi and Sith forces alike. If this unlikely kyber crystal shortage has piqued your interest towards holocrons, look no further than this video where we show you some of the holocrons’ secret functions:
We’ll keep you updated regarding the status of the kyber crystal shortage as the weeks progress.