George Lucas had been trying to incorporate the word Kyber into the STAR WARS films for a long time.
Those familiar with the early drafts of the original Star Wars (see the Starkiller site) and Alan Dean Foster's novel, Splinter of the Mind's Eye, will know that the Kyber Crystal has been mentioned quite a bit, and with various spellings. Early drafts of A NEW HOPE refer to a "Kiber Crystal" which amplifies the Force.
Technically, Lucas never got to use the term himself, though he coined it in the early drafts. It appeared that he almost got the job done in EPISODE II, but alas, the Kamino "Kyberdart" was changed to the Kamino "Saberdart" instead.
Here's the short excerpt from the 2nd draft of EPISODE II where Dex names the dart:
This baby belongs to them cloners.
What you got here, is a
While we're on the subject of Dexter Jettster, that galaxy-trotting, multi-armed, gruff, cooksmith, let's discuss smoking.
Remember, kids, smoking is bad for you. When it comes to smoking in the Star Wars Universe, there's very little of it. You might see a seedy alien in a cantina or perhaps Jabba the Hutt taking a toke on the old pipe but other than that, there isn't too much going on except for background action.
Dexter Jettster was supposed to have a pipe, however. The pipe actually made it as far as the action figure packaging before the decision to have him smoke was repealed, I assume by George Lucas who probably didn't want little kids playing with an action figure's pipe and making him smoke. I did it with Jabba when I was a kid and I've never touched a cigarette in my life but these are different times today with all the political correctness and lawsuits domainating our lives.
Personally, I think it was a wise choice on Lucas' part. Why bother with the nonsense? The guy is CG anyhow, so lose the pipe and avoid some potential headaches.
I remember that he was supposed to smoke way back before the film was out but when I made the cut scenes section for Episode II, it must have slipped through the cracks. It's one of those little details you tend to disregard, I guess. Luckily, a few readers like Hashmanati reminded me about this recently so I went digging around for some evidence.
I wandered over to Rebelscum.com and found a few action figure photos including one with a "Pipe" variant on the packaging. If you look closely at the cardback photo, you'll also see that he has the pipe on him.
The photos below are courtesy of Rebelscum.com.