Build-A-Star Wars-Bear?

Star Wars Stormtroopers invaded Build-A-Bear locations througout the US on the 25th of September to help promote the “Star Wars” line of Build-A-Bears that are available.  There are outfits, and even lightsabers with sound available to upgrade your bear.

To see pricing, and information visit the Official Build A Bear Star Wars site.

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Star Wars Weekends 2010

Here is a rundown of the 2010 Star Wars Weekends in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Jedis, Wookiees and Ewoks, Oh My!

Once again, the power of the Force and the magic of Disney combine in May and June for Star Wars Weekends, a sci-fi fan-fest inspired by the popular film saga. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 21-June 13, 2010, Disney’s Hollywood Studios becomes the galaxy’s home for out-of-this-world characters including Sith, Bith, droids, bounty hunters, Twi’leks and Rodians.
Dates are May 21-23, May 28-30, June 4-6 and June 11-13. This year’s event will celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back,” which first appeared in theaters May 21, 1980.
More than 50 Star Wars characters will roam the streets of Disney’s Hollywood Studios for meet-and-greets and photo opportunities. Also featured: the chance to purchase special- and limited-edition Star Wars memorabilia, Star Wars trivia contests, Jedi Training Academy, Star Wars parades, rides aboard Star Tours and the popular “Hyperspace Hoopla” dance party.
Celebrities from the Star Wars films and creative geniuses who helped create the saga will be on hand each weekend for star conversations and autograph sessions.
(*Talent subject to change)
The celebrity hosts for each weekend are Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in “Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back” and “Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi”)and Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano from “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”).
Special guests making weekend appearances include:

 May 21-23: Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett in “Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones”), Daniel Logan (Boba Fett in “Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones”), and Dee Bradley Baker (voice of Captain Rex in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”)

May 28-30: Matthew Wood (voice of General Grievous in “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), Lorne Peterson (model-maker who worked on all six Star Wars live-action films) and Tom Kane (voice of Yoda in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”)

June 4-6: Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian in “Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back” and “Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi”), Ray Park (Darth Maul in “Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace”) and Dave Filoni (director of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”)

June 11-13: Ray Park (Darth Maul in “Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace”), Peter Mayhew (who played everyone’s favorite Wookiee, Chewbacca, in four of the live-action films) and James Arnold Taylor (voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”).

Event activities are included in theme park admission. For more information, guests may go online to starwars.com, disneyworld.com/starwarsweekends or disneyparks.com/blog.
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Disney Toys She Won’t Get Rid Of

For many years my daughter has been going to Disney World.  She loves getting, and buying Disney toys.  Each year that she went she used to purchased Mr Potato Head items.  She has a rather large collection of them now.  She also got a Magic Kingdom Playset when she was much younger.  I thought the Magic Kingdom Playset was pretty cool because she got to play “in” the Magic Kingdom when we weren’t there.

We were looking to clean out some of her playroom the other day, and we asked her about those things because she just doesn’t play with them anymore.  She told us that she didn’t want to get rid of them yet.  I guess it works out for us because when younger children come over to our house with their parents we have something for them to play with.

I don’t know where she gets the hoarding from, but she needs to learn now that it isn’t a good thing to hold onto things forever.  I have a small Star Wars collection, but that is a different story.  I loved Star Wars as a child, and I have accumulated a rather large collection of games, toys, and more that don’t get used by anyone.  One day when I am much older, and broke I will see what they are worth.

Do you have a collection of things that you won’t get rid of either?

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Star Wars Weekends 2010

I have been waiting for a long time to go to Walt Disney World for Star Wars Weekends.  Well… I have to continue waiting.  I don’t have the time to go away to see the Star Wars characters in Disney.  I know it is a sacred event for Star Wars fans, but I can’t afford it.

The logo above is the artwork for the 2010 Star Wars Weekends.

The proposed dates of the event are:

  • May 21 – 23
  • May 28 – 30
  • June 4 – 6
  • June 11 – 13
  • To read more about this event you can warp over to The Disney Star Wars Weekends page.

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    Disney Collectibles Of Ours

    Recently the wife, and I started cleaning out sections of the house.  We do this roughly once a year in the hopes to get rid of things so we don’t become packrats when we get old.  We ran into a lot of my Disney collection which has monorail trains, board games, and more.  Then we found a few textbooks from when my brother in law was in school.  The most interesting find of the Disney stuff was a full set of Disney’s Wonderful World of Knowledge books.  Being that most were in some pretty bad shape we decided that they had done their job, and we would relieve them of duty.  They probably would have had some collector value, but they weren’t in any shape to be saved.

    I am continually collecting Star Wars memorabalia, and getting some of it back from my parents from when I was a child.  I have a very extensive collection, and it will continue to sit until we can find a place to show it.  The same goes for the Disney stuff.  The monorail is the one thing that I want to have going around my back porch.  I just have to get some money together to buy more track, and then my plans will be complete.

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