Because There's 'Star Wars' Everything All The Time, Now Have Some 'The Last Jedi' Stamps!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is just three short months away (less than that, really), so of course, everything suddenly becoming Star Wars is ramping up exponentially.

No more so than here in the UK it seems, as come October, you'll be able to purchase special Star Wars stamps in the run up to the next instalment in the influential sci-fi saga's release in cinemas.

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Because, yes, stamps! Everyone loves stamps, right? Well, some people do, I guess, and for those whose intersection of geeky fandoms includes stamps and Star Wars they can now affix these images of the likes of C-3PO, R2-DZ, Maz Kanata and BB-8 to their letters and missives.

That may of course devalue them somewhat, so it may be better to collect them in some kind of handy collection binder thing, or whatever it is philatelists use.

Or of course they can use this BB-8 shaped collection card.

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The eight stamps, illustrated by Malcolm Tween, will go on sale from October 12th, 2017, and four of them will even feature hidden features in invisible UV ink, so make of that what you will.

It is a little bit of a shame that the stamps will not feature one of General Leia Organa, played by Carrie Fisher, who will be in the new film despite her sad passing last year, in what Star Wars star John Boyega has described as an 'amazing' send-off.

Of course, the stamps will also include a stamp of what is sure to be the most sought after toy this Christmas, infuriating parents and sending small children into fits of incandescent excitement and/or rage when they can/cannot get one, the 'adorable' Porgs.

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Seriously, am I the only one who doesn't think these things look cute? Honestly, I think they look mildly terrifying, and I just don't trust them.

At any rate, the stamps come out next month and will be available during the run up to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which hits cinema screens December 15th, 2017.

About Joe Glass

Joe Glass has been contributing to Bleeding Cool for about four years. He's been a roaming reporter at shows like SDCC and NYCC, and also has a keen LGBTQ focus, with his occasional LGBTQ focus articles, Tales from the Four Color Closet. He is also now Bleeding Cool's Senior Mutant Correspondent thanks to his obsession with Marvel's merry mutants.

Joe is also a comics creator, writer of LGBTQ superhero team series, The Pride, the first issue of which was one of the Top 25 ComiXology Submit Titles of 2014. He is also a co-writer on Stiffs, a horror comedy series set in South Wales about call centre workers who hunt the undead by night. One happens to be a monkey. Just because.

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