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News Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Construction/Specifics

SSG

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StarWars.com is pushing the upcoming Galaxy's Edge comic. Sounds interesting.

Marvel’s upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge series will take us inside the infamous outpost. The comic, which ties to the upcoming Star Wars-themed land of the same name, sounds like an essential read for those excited about visiting. “It’s a five-issue series,” said Matt Martin, “and it will introduce you to Dok-Ondar, who is the antiquarian at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.” The book will show how Dok-Ondar came into possession of some of the artifacts we’ll soon see for ourselves, in person. But one item might not be safe. “There is a criminal gang out to plot a heist for a very specific object there,” Ethan Sacks teased.

Marvel's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge art

Black Spire Outpost, as it appears in the comic, is impossibly accurate to its real-world inspiration. While showing a spread of the Star Wars-themed land in the comic, Sacks said the creative team worked with the Lucasfilm Story Group and Walt Disney Imagineering to get it right. “A lot of what you see — the settings and the people, are straight out of the park. It’s very authentic.”
 

Disney Irish Bruh

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StarWars.com is pushing the upcoming Galaxy's Edge comic. Sounds interesting.

Marvel’s upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge series will take us inside the infamous outpost. The comic, which ties to the upcoming Star Wars-themed land of the same name, sounds like an essential read for those excited about visiting. “It’s a five-issue series,” said Matt Martin, “and it will introduce you to Dok-Ondar, who is the antiquarian at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.” The book will show how Dok-Ondar came into possession of some of the artifacts we’ll soon see for ourselves, in person. But one item might not be safe. “There is a criminal gang out to plot a heist for a very specific object there,” Ethan Sacks teased.

Marvel's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge art's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge art

Black Spire Outpost, as it appears in the comic, is impossibly accurate to its real-world inspiration. While showing a spread of the Star Wars-themed land in the comic, Sacks said the creative team worked with the Lucasfilm Story Group and Walt Disney Imagineering to get it right. “A lot of what you see — the settings and the people, are straight out of the park. It’s very authentic.”
This is what we call Corporate Synergy.... :p

Glad to see Disney going back to its roots, where each part of the org flows into each other.

Seriously I'm glad they'll be putting out a comic, it'll fill in the gaps for those that need to have more backstory.
 

nesboy43

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You’re missing the point.

Anyways I like the way they explained it at Celebration. They wanted the story to be about you and your adventure. If they had built a planet from one of the early movies then the story would have been around the characters/experience from that planet not about your adventure.
However, while this is a new planet, the characters and experiences are based off existing characters (in this case all during the time period of the sequel trilogy). In that regard it very well could've been about "your adventure" but had you encounter Darth Vader, Storm Troopers, Jabba, or The Emperor. Instead we get Kylo Ren and modern cartoon character. If they wanted to go all in on the new adventure idea they shouldn't have made it such an obvious promotion of their new films (or even any existing films for that matter). The land should have either been all things Star Wars old and new or a brand new area with its own set of characters, not the mish mash it is now.

People didn't even have time to build up any emotional attachment to a film that came out 3 and a half years ago, not sure why it is "all-in" on the sequel trilogy, unless it is purely for synergy.
 

nesboy43

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All that said, is it weird that I am way more excited to get one of those new Coca-Cola bottles than I am any of the other custom merchandise they've released so far? I could care less about dolls and junk made to look like they were made by the residents of Batuu (Hawaiian for methamphetamines), but I really want one of those new Coke bottles!

But I really want the full set of these Coke and Sprite bottles! I can pass on the Dasani though. But these I will buy and keep!



It will be wise of me to purchase these this summer, because I agree that this type of stuff won't be around a year or two later. They won't keep this up, they can't keep this up; TDA and Disneyland has proven time and time again that they can't and won't and don't care enough to keep this up. Remember the Coca-Cola stand in New Tomorrowland back in 1998 that shot the Coke bottles up into the air? That lasted about a year.
Is it bad that I honestly see the new soda "cans" as just being a way to give you less soda than a traditional bottle for the same price? I have a feeling no one will be bothered as people will think the containers "look cool' and not notice they are paying 4 bucks for less soda than a normal bottle.
 

Disney Irish Bruh

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However, while this is a new planet, the characters and experiences are based off existing characters (in this case all during the time period of the sequel trilogy). In that regard it very well could've been about "your adventure" but had you encounter Darth Vader, Storm Troopers, Jabba, or The Emperor. Instead we get Kylo Ren and modern cartoon character. If they wanted to go all in on the new adventure idea they shouldn't have made it such an obvious promotion of their new films (or even any existing films for that matter). The land should have either been all things Star Wars old and new or a brand new area with its own set of characters, not the mish mash it is now.
Except its not really, its about you and your experiences on this new planet. Its not about what happened on Tatooine or Endor, or any other planet already known. Its about a planet no one has seen before and having experiences never had before in any Star Wars story. So while you do encounter some familiar faces from both the new trilogy and the old ones, its really about you. Its meant to be a little bit of everything for all people no matter if they are deep into the Star Wars universe or have never seen a movie.
 

vj81995

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Is it bad that I honestly see the new soda "cans" as just being a way to give you less soda than a traditional bottle for the same price? I have a feeling no one will be bothered as people will think the containers "look cool' and not notice they are paying 4 bucks for less soda than a normal bottle.
here's where that theory kinda falls apart: they sure spent a lot of money on creating a new bottle design for something that's supposed to lead to lower costs
 

nesboy43

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Except its not really, its about you and your experiences on this new planet. Its not about what happened on Tatooine or Endor, or any other planet already known. Its about a planet no one has seen before and having experiences never had before in any Star Wars story. So while you do encounter some familiar faces from both the new trilogy and the old ones, its really about you. Its meant to be a little bit of everything for all people no matter if they are deep into the Star Wars universe or have never seen a movie.
I see. Hopefully they can use this "new planet" set up to eventually change the time period to allow classic characters to be a part of Star Wars Land instead of characters from movies that came out 3 years ago.
 

Disney Irish Bruh

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Is it bad that I honestly see the new soda "cans" as just being a way to give you less soda than a traditional bottle for the same price? I have a feeling no one will be bothered as people will think the containers "look cool' and not notice they are paying 4 bucks for less soda than a normal bottle.
Except Coke already does this, not sure why people have a hard time understanding this.

Coke sells their 8oz aluminum bottle for $1.99 while you can get a 16oz can for $1.19 and a 20oz bottle for $1.99 at most stores. And yet parents buy the smaller size because they want their kids to drink less soda.
 

Phrubruh

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Except Coke already does this, not sure why people have a hard time understanding this.

Coke sells their 8oz aluminum bottle for $1.99 while you can get a 16oz can for $1.19 and a 20oz bottle for $1.99 at most stores. And yet parents buy the smaller size because they want their kids to drink less soda.
If parents didn't want fat kids they wouldn't buy any soda at all.

A great way to lose weight is to stop drinking soda. It hard because of the withdrawal but the pounds melt off really quickly.
 

Disney Irish Bruh

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I see. Hopefully they can use this "new planet" set up to eventually change the time period to allow classic characters to be a part of Star Wars Land instead of characters from movies that came out 3 years ago.
Not sure why they would do that. This was explained at Celebration, its a launching off point to build new stories with new characters and new adventures for YOU not rehash old characters adventures.
 

nesboy43

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Except Coke already does this, not sure why people have a hard time understanding this.

Coke sells their 8oz aluminum bottle for $1.99 while you can get a 16oz can for $1.19 and a 20oz bottle for $1.99 at most stores. And yet parents buy the smaller size because they want their kids to drink less soda.
While I agree with you that in a grocery store setting this logic does make sense, in Disneyland I don't see a parent wanting to pay $4 inside Galaxy's edge for less soda than $4 outside Galaxy's Edge. Not that it is a huge deal, just something I noticed when looking at the size next to the Dasani bottle. Otherwise Disney would have smaller soda bottles at an upcharge resort-wide.
 
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