If you watched “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and were just a little jealous that Kylo Ren was able to get his hands on that incredible melted Darth Vader helmet, then this new line of the most authentic Star Wars props ever created might be just up your alley.
Disney has announced the Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition as the “most authentic line of prop replicas ever created” and from the looks of things, they don’t seem to be exaggerating. Now is your chance to get some highly detailed replicas of your favorite props from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and hopefully in the future from the rest of the films. Items initially offered include Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, Poe Dameron and Finn helmets as well as lightsabers, Chewbacca’s bowcaster and Rey’s staff.
From the press release:
Disney and Lucasfilm today launched Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition bringing an unprecedented level of authenticity to prop replica products for fans. Made to order by propmakers at Propshop in Pinewood Studios using digital data collected during filming of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the production process marries cutting edge 3D printing technology with master craftsmanship to produce replicas virtually identical to those seen on screen. Available initially in the U.S., starwarsultimatestudioedition.com is the exclusive location to purchase these products.
“We’re delighted to be able to produce such a groundbreaking line of merchandise,” said James Enright, Assets Director and CEO of Propshop. “Designed, made and finished by the hands of specialist motion picture prop makers and artists, we’ve worked extremely hard to create something that we know would make fans and filmmakers proud.”
The initial offering from the Star Wars Collectibles line features eight prop replicas from Star Wars: The Force Awakens including Darth Vader’s melted helmet, Rey’s lightsaber hilt, FN-2187 Stormtrooper helmet and more. Each replica item is a limited production piece due to the high level of craftsmanship required to create them.
These made-to-order replicas will come with custom display pedestals, packed in branded wooden crates that are inspired by the real crates used to ship the film props. Each one is custom built to accommodate the shape of the replica inside.
“We are continually looking for new ways to extend the storytelling from movies in innovative ways,” said Josh Silverman, executive vice president of global licensing at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “We’ve worked hand in hand with the film makers and talented team at Propshop to create a unique product experience for fans and we’re excited to see their reactions to these incredible prop replicas.”
For more information, visit starwarsultimatestudioedition.com.
(All images courtesy of Disney)