It’s Rey’s backpack and it’s only found via two places — ThinkGeek.com and GameStop — and is brought to life by Loungefly.
It’s officially licensed and allows fans to carry everything they need to have and even includes a stylized image of Rey and her speeder on the top panel as a nod to when it’s seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s $59.99 and not the only piece of unique Star Wars wearable memorabilia available now.
Today’s the day that Topps‘ second series of Star Wars: The Force Awakens trading cards officially arrive and some of the inclusions are quite rare and also quite deluxe for what is a very affordable brand.
Here’s a sampling of some of the cards found by collectors so far along with some of the images teased by Topps in advance of the release.
It was no surprise that one of the stars of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the new droid in the franchise’s universe. Why? Because it was seen everywhere before the movie’s arrival, allowing us to marvel at the idea of a real robot — a head atop a rolling ball — being part of the action and not someone in a suit or something that’s purely computer-generated.
If you didn’t know, that robot was BB-8.
However, the news from Topps this week was a surprise as it’s going to have a BB-8 autographed card in 2016 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens Series 2 when it arrives late next month. How?
“We are very excited to have John Boyega join the Topps family,” said brand manager Mark Von Ohlen. “He’s such an important part of the movie and having him in the product was pivotal for us. We know all the fans out are going to love opening packs of cards knowing they can potentially find a John Boyega autograph.”
We’re less than two days away from the arrival of The Force Awakens and the newest Star Wars card set from Topps — and both have carry plenty of mystery.
Why? We don’t have a checklist yet because even it could contain potential spoilers.
The checklist for 2015 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens Series 1 is coming as early as tomorrow and it’s likely to include the first autographs of the new generation of Star Wars stars — the likes of Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver, who haven’t had certified autographs before.
And that got Buzz thinking about the possibilities.
If you haven’t felt the awakening yet, you will by Friday.
That’s the day that Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives and that’s also the day that the galaxy right here right now gets a new set of Star Wars cards — one that includes full scenes from the film and the most-important thing of them all.
Autographs from the new faces of the franchise. (If you thought Star Wars was a force on cardboard before, you haven’t seen anything yet. Guaranteed.)
In fact, Friday’s release of 2015 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens is merely a first series of cards. In fact, it won’t even be the only Star Wars set of the week …
There will be an awakening in less than a month and we’ve all felt it in some form or fashion as collectors.
The latest example of that might be Empire magazine’s newest issue, which arrives this week with not one, not two, but six different covers for stars of Star Wars: The Force Awakens arriving on Dec. 18.
Each cover arrives with a 3D look delivered via lenticular plastic — you know, like the old school Kellogg’s and Sporflics cards … but just more intergalactic and stuff.
How ’bout them Stormtroopers? Or … maybe The Force is strong with them Cowboys.
I’ve got a bad feeling about this. Or … It’s a trap!
No, Coach Ackbar, this is the latest merchandising push from the Dallas Cowboys — a line of co-branded apparel meshing Star Wars and the famous Death Star. You can see all of it if you try to keep reading.
The trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrived during Monday Night Football and has been viewed more than 10.1 million times in its first 13 hours online via the official Star Wars account on YouTube (above).
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Updated with an international trailer … which is even better.
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