ROYAL MAIL has today revealed the images of the final set of stamps in its own Star Wars-themed collection.
The 16-stamp set will mark the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – which is in cinemas from December 19 – and features characters and iconic vehicles from the Skywalker saga.
The 10 character stamps feature Count Dooku, Grand Moff Tarkin, Darth Maul, Wicket Warrick, Poe Dameron and Queen Amidala.
Fan favourite Lando Calrissian, the one-time owner of the “fastest ship in the galaxy”, the Millennium Falcon, is also one of the 10 character stamps. Lando, a gambler and a smuggler who lost the Falcon in a game of sabacc to Han Solo, became the administrator of a sophisticated resort on Bespin, Cloud City. He allied himself with the Empire before joining the Rebel Alliance and helping to destroy the second Death Star. He is depicted as played by Billy Dee Williams. The role was also played by Donald Glover in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
The character-themed stamps making their debut in Royal Mail’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stamp set are Jannah, Zorii Bliss and the red armoured Sith Troopers.
Jannah, played by 27-year-old British actress Naomie Ackie, is the honourable leader of a fierce band of warriors from an oceanic moon. She is athletic and superbly skilled at archery and riding. She joins legendary heroes such as Lando and Chewbacca in the fight against the evils of the First Order.
Completing the set are six stamps featuring some of the most iconic vehicles in the Star Wars galaxy including a Podracer and Slave I. Poe’s X-wing fighter, Jedi starfighter, TIE silencer and speeder bikes also make an appearance.
All 10 character stamps are original, exclusive illustrations by digital artist and Star Wars fan, Malcolm Tween. Tween blended the main images with background scenes to create striking and hyper-realistic montages. He also designed the hugely popular 2015 and 2017 Star Wars stamp issues.
As with the previous two issues, the style of the “1st” value on each of the stamps will replicate the iconic font used for the films.
Philip Parker, Royal Mail, said: “Once again Malcolm Tween takes us on a journey across the Star Wars galaxy with extraordinary artwork of characters old and new. The stamps are miniature masterpieces and a fitting tribute to mark the end of the Skywalker saga.”
The full set of 16 stamps, available in a presentation pack, retails at £12.00.
The stamps and a range of collectible products are available to pre-order now at www.royalmail.com/starwars and by phone on 03457 641 641.
The stamps will be available on general sale at 7,000 Post Offices across the UK from November 26.