Royal Mail Unveils Star Wars Stamps to Cash in on The Force Awakens

By James O Malley on at

Soon the Queen won't be the only Monarch appearing on British stamps, as you'll be able to lick Emperor Palpatine's behind too.

Royal Mail has unveiled a set of 18 new Star Wars stamps, to coincide with the release of The Force Awakens. The stamps are illustrated by British artist Malcolm Tween and depict nine characters from the first six films and three from the forthcoming film too. Apparently the secondary character on the bottom right of each stamp is specially created for the stamps. Six more stamps (which Royal Mail hasn't yet revealed) will feature famous vehicles from the franchise including the Millennium Falcon, X-Wing and TIE Fighter.

The "1st" symbol will be written in the Star Wars logo font too.

I know what you're thinking: Isn't Star Wars American? What's it doing on our stamps? The excuse given is that the films were primarily made with a British cast and crew, having been shot at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.

The stamps will be going on sale from the 20th October and will be available at the Royal Mail website as well as at 8000 Post Office branches around the UK. The Force Awakens hits cinemas just under two months later, on the 17th December.