SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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
Visit Disney’s YouTube channel to view the latest installment of their “Boxed”
series to get a behind-the-scenes look at Darth Vader’s melted helmet
being created; then tune in each month to see reveals of new items added
to the Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition line. For
more information, visit starwarsultimatestudioedition.com.
About Lucasfilm Ltd.
Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is
a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment
production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production,
the company’s activities include visual effects and audio
post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive
entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising
activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR
WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered
in northern California.
About Disney Consumer Products and Interactive
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) is the business
segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that brings our Company’s
stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical
products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from
toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises two
main lines of business: Disney Consumer Products (DCP), and Disney
Interactive (DI). The combined segment is home to world class teams of
app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail
business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who
inspire imaginations around the world.
Propshop is a digital and physical asset production company providing
film productions and wider audiences with data acquisition, 3D
conceptual design, and manufacturing facilities. Known for its ability
to bring ideas to life both digitally and physically, Propshop combines
the latest technologies with traditional craftsmanship, producing unique
artifacts for film, promotion and consumer products.
Propshop, Propshop Studio Editions, the Propshop logos and other related
properties are trade marks and/or copyrights, in the United Kingdom,
United States and other countries, owned by Propshop Productions
Limited. © & TM Propshop Productions Limited.
STAR WARS, and related properties and character names are
trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries,
of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.