The stamps were illustrated by British artist Malcolm Tween.
Another sheet set depicts six Star Wars vehicles, “brought together against a backdrop of the dreaded Death Star”.
The must-have robot, unveiled last week as part of the Force Friday new Star Wars toys release, is all but sold out online, but gadget fix chain uBreakiFix have managed to get their hands on one – and released a YouTube video in which they deliberately break it. As Rogue One is the next Star Wars movie after The Force Awakens, this makes sense, but would be something totally new for the franchise. The two further episodes in this trilogy will also be filmed in the UK. A stunning new book, The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will tell that story.
Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.
Disney’s decision to base production in the United Kingdom is a major contributor to the British film industry.
This would be the first Star Wars movie to include an end credits scene, but given how popular the practice has become, it’s not all that surprising.
Fans can pre-order the stamps and view the product range here.
All 18 stamps will be available from October 20 and can be preordered from www.royalmail.com/starwars.