Hardcore Star Wars collectors, do we have news for you!
Kicking off the month of June with a bang, Disney and Lucasfilms have unveiled their latest contribution to the legacy of Star Wars merchandise: Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition. Aimed at the most devoted of Star Wars fans, the Ultimate Studio Edition collectibles are “virtually identical” replicas of props used in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, made by the actual creators of the movie’s props. Because of the sheer attention to detail on display, these limited edition collectibles will cost fans anywhere between $1,250 and $3,500.
Even if your pockets aren’t deep enough to claim any of these new collectibles, Star Wars fans owe it to themselves to take a look at these unprecedented replicas!
As detailed in the Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition promo video, Propshop spared no expense in crafting this new line of collectibles. By scanning and studying the actual movie props with advanced 3D Printing, Propshop was able to come as close as possible to 100% perfect recreations. From the blood and dirt on Finn’s Stormtrooper Helmet to the sleek contours of Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber, even the pictures of these items are impressive to behold. Though the product line features eight different collectibles as of writing, more may be added down the line if the demand is high enough.
The real shining star of these latest collectibles, however, is the Melted Darth Vader Mask. As the most expensive item at $3,500, you can really see Propshop’s craftsmanship by noting the exact mutations that mimic the iconic mask from the movie. Though all the Ultimate Studio Edition collectibles are available in limited quantities, it should be no surprise that only 500 Melted Darth Vader Masks are currently for sale. We’re sure that Star Wars fans wealthy and lucky enough to pick one up will be the envy of friends and family for generations to come.
Because these replicas are aimed at the most devoted Star Wars fans, each item comes equipped with a custom display pedestal for preserving and showing off the luxury memorabilia. What’s more, the props are even shipped in custom wooden crates that are similar to the crates used to ship the actual movie props. As Propshop CEO James Enright said himself, “we carry a huge sense of responsibility to satisfy the fans and ensure they really are owning a piece of history,” and it’s these finer details that show how determined the company is to please the fans. Even if these collectibles are likely out of reach for most, it’s clear that those who can snag one up are in for an unforgettable treat.
For an actual prop studio to release officially sanctioned merchandise like this is unprecedented, and in all honesty, it’s the undying love for the Star Wars brand that has allowed for something like this to happen. These aren’t just expensive designer items made to be another notch on a millionaire’s list of collectibles; rather, these replicas are a thoughtful tribute to the Star Wars community. Though it’s too early to tell if these collectibles will become even more valuable in the future, we do know that all fans of Star Wars – even those who aren’t getting a replica for themselves – should be proud of what their devotion to the franchise has accomplished.
You can check out the Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition here.