UK’s postal service reveals a bunch of cute Star Wars stamps – The Verge

We’ve had a flurry of Star Wars toy unveilings this past week thanks to a Disney promotion ahead of The Last Jedi, and today marks a new day and another Star Wars release: stamps. The UK’s national postal service Royal Mail has announced eight new stamps in celebration of the upcoming film. They feature Maz Kanata, Chewbacca, Supreme Leader Snoke, the newly introduced adorable Porgs, and the droids BB-8, R2-D2, C-3PO, and Rogue One’s K-2SO. They’ve been illustrated by UK digital artist Malcolm Tween, and are available for pre-order with a release date of October 12. Royal Mail says the four droid stamps have hidden details that can only be revealed through a UV light.

The stamps come in both standard and collectible packs, with some limited to just 750 copies. The basic eight stamp pack costs £6.50 ($8.40), a framed set is £40 ($51.80), a BB-8 display set is £10 ($13), and a medal set starts from £19.99 ($25.90).

Royal Mail says Tween has also created scenes especially for each stamp that features a celebrated spaceship or vehicle with the hero character. Tween also illustrated a stamp set released in 2015 ahead of The Force Awakens, which featured Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and Han Solo from the original trilogy, and Finn, Rey, and Kylo Ren.


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