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‘Star Wars’ stamps revealed ahead of new film

Star Wars stamps produced by Britain's Royal Mail will be available to the public Oct. 20, 2015. Royal Mail / Global News

Britain’s Royal Mail has issued a set of 18 stamps in anticipation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The stamps feature classic characters such as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader and Yoda, along with new characters Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren.

Yoda's stamp.
Yoda’s stamp. Royal Mail / Global News
Han Solo's stamp.
Han Solo’s stamp, with an appearance by Chewbacca. Royal Mail / Global News

Another sheet set depicts six Star Wars vehicles, “brought together against a backdrop of the dreaded Death Star.”

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Star Wars stamps produced by Britain’s Royal Mail will be available to the public Oct. 20, 2015. Royal Mail / Global News

The stamps were illustrated by British artist Malcolm Tween.

While beloved robots R2-D2 and C-3PO didn’t make the cut for the stamps, they are expected to appear in the upcoming film, which will be released Dec. 18 in Canada.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be the seventh film of the series since its debut in 1977. There have been two trilogies so far, and two more films slated to be released after The Force Awakens will complete a third trilogy.

The stamps won’t be officially released until Oct. 20, but are available for pre-order online.