Did you catch the news about the Star Wars Celebration Five VIP Tickets?  Well according to MediumAtLarge.net it happened FAST!  How fast you ask?  Read Lance Fensterman’s post below:

Star Wars CV VIP Tix Sold Out – In 35 Minutes

Thanks to an overwhelming demand for the VIP packages – a new feature offered at Celebration V – both the Jedi Master and the Jedi Knight packages have sold out.

To those who had purchased badges already, and took advantage of this great new service, congratulations! We will see you at Celebration V, and we trust that you will love your VIP experience.


To those of you who were hoping to buy, we know you will love Celebration V. There will be wonderful things to enjoy for everyone!


The Jedi Master packages sold out in 15 minutes and the Jedi Knight packages in 35 minutes.

-Lance

WOW! Now I don’t know how many of you did the math here but if we consider the following:

250 Jedi Knight tickets  at $350 each = $87,500.00 in 35 minutes.

50 Jedi Mater tickets at $750 each = $37,500.00 in 15 minutes.

So after 35 minutes when the online dust settled, $125,000.00 was made for services outlined below.  Again I say WOW!

JEDI KNIGHT PACKAGE

$350 each, limited to 250 total packages.

Special merchandise and exclusive collectibles:

– 1 Celebration V VIP badge featuring exclusive poster art
– 1 Celebration V badge lanyard
– 1 Celebration V official show poster, rolled, complete with poster tube
– 1 Celebration V Souvenir Commemorative Show Guide
– Limited Edition Celebration V VIP T-Shirt
– 5% off any one item in the Celebration Store

Exclusive VIP services to help you make the most of this incredible 4-day event:

– Celebration V VIP Concierge & Lounge. Check your coats, store your packages, ask advice, plan your afternoon, or just sit and put your feet up in a comfortable chair.
– Dedicated Entrance to Celebration V Exhibit Hall. Sidestep the crowds and get right into the Celebration Exhibit Hall Experience
– Half Hour Early Entry to the Celebration V Exhibit Hall
– Half Hour Early Access to the Celebration Store
– Express Access to Celebration Store checkout
– Express Access to up to (3) Celebration V autograph sessions in the autograph area. (Autograph cost not included)
– Reserved seating in Celebration Celebrity Stage

JEDI MASTER PACKAGE

$750 each, limited to 50 total packages.

Special merchandise and exclusive collectibles:

– 1 Celebration V VIP badge featuring exclusive poster art
– 1 Celebration V badge lanyard
– 1 Celebration V Official show poster, rolled, complete with poster tube
– 1 Celebration V Souvenir Commemorative Show Guide
– Limited Edition Celebration VIP T-Shirt
– Exclusive Celebration V VIP hat – Only for the Jedi Master package
– 10% off any one item in the Celebration Store

Exclusive VIP services to help you make the most of this incredible 4-day event:

– Celebration V VIP Concierge & Lounge. Check your coats, store your packages, ask advice, plan your afternoon, or just sit and put your feet up in a comfortable chair.
– Personal Shopper for exclusive Star Wars merchandise. Your personal shopper will pick up your order at the Celebration Store and deliver it to your hotel room. (Limit one shopping trip)
– Private meet and greet with Dave Filoni, and voice actors from Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series.
– 1 of 50 personalized prints from original art by Dave Filoni, signed for you at the meet and greet.
– A minimum of two exclusive meet and greet sessions in the VIP lounge with Star Wars cast and crew members.
– Dedicated Entrance to Celebration V Exhibit Hall. Sidestep the crowds and get right into the Celebration Exhibit Hall Experience.
– Half Hour Early Entry to the Celebration V Exhibit Hall
– Half Hour Early Access to the Celebration Store
– Express Access to Celebration Store checkout
– Express Access to up to (6) Celebration V autograph sessions in the autograph area. (Autograph cost not included)
– Reserved seating in Celebration Celebrity Stage
– Reserved seating in the Celebration Digital Stage

So as with all things dealing with Collectors and Fans it’s only worth what you can get someone to pay for it.  Are these services worth the $125,000.00 time, and fan testimonials will say.  But in the meantime when you consider how little is actually finished and ready for CV this was some serious change the fans shelled out.

I predict that those who didn’t buy VIP tickets will benefit as much from the money spent on said tickets come Celebration 5 time.  Thanks for giving the planners at CV a good fund to play with, but the rapidness at which those tickets sold tells the powers that be that Fans will continue to shell out ridiculous amounts of money for our Star Wars.  Remember this day when the Hardcovers are $35.00 and Paperbacks break $12.00.  We have let them know spending $125,000.00 is Chump Change for Star Wars Fans apparently.

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