Pos M’sia pays homage to ‘Skywalker saga’ finale

The limited-edition stamp set marks the release of the 3rd instalment of the ‘Star Wars’ trilogy

By TMR

POS Malaysia Bhd unveiled its inaugural “Star Wars”-themed limited edition stamp series yesterday, in collaboration with The Walt Disney Co Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

The limited edition “Star Wars Stamp Set” marks the release of “The Rise of Skywalker”, the third instalment of the trilogy and final episode of the “Skywalker saga”.

The series features 10 special stamps depicting iconic “Star Wars” characters, including Rey, Lando Calrissian, Jannah, Kylo Ren, the red-armoured Sith troopers and not forgetting all-time favourites, Chewbacca and C-3PO.

Popular “Star Wars” vehicles and droids will also be featured such as Poe Dameron’s X-wing, the Imperial TIE Fighter, and the “fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy” — the Millenium Falcon.

Pos Malaysia Group CEO Syed Md Najib Syed Md Noor said the stamp set is a must-have, particularly for die-hard fans as it “takes us on a journey across the ‘Star Wars’ galaxy”.

“This stamp set is undeniably a limited edition collectible as it is a tribute to the finale of the ‘Skywalker saga’.

“We are very ecstatic to feature each of these 10 iconic characters in this limited stamp series, commemorated within the stamp frame,” Syed Md Najib said.

After more than four decades and almost a dozen box office films, the “Star Wars” franchise is now the second-highest grossing film franchise worldwide and one of the most talked-about movies on social media.

He said the introduction of such stamps would encourage and attract the general public particularly the younger population to revitalise stamp collecting interest not only as a hobby, but as valuable collectibles in this modern time.

The limited edition “Setem Ku” series will only be available for purchase in a complete folder set and not sold separately. Due to its exclusive nature, this limited edition stamp series is available for sale from Dec 18 by pre-purchasing it via Pos Malaysia’s online store at www.eziemall.com under the “Stamps & Collectibles” link.

The complete folder set, priced at RM120 each, consists of two sheets of perforated stamps namely “The Resistance” sheet and “The First Order” sheet, one sheet featuring the official poster stamp of “ The Rise of Skywalker” with a spot UV printing technique highlighting the “lightsaber duel scene” between Rey and Kylo Ren, three pieces of souvenir covers with five stamps on each cover and a “Star Wars” logo cancellation mark, two pieces of postcards and a folder with special die-cut and spot varnish printing.

The set is even more valuable with a bonus paper model of Poe Dameron’s X-wing, which comes with an instruction sheet.

Adding to the excitement, a special pack consisting of a miniature sheet featuring three stamps of popular “Star Wars” droids such as C-3PO, R2-D2, D-O and BB-8, a presentation pack with tear-off postcards and one Millennium Falcon-designed envelope will be made available for only RM10.

Out in cinemas today, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is the hugely anticipated final chapter in the “Skywalker saga”.

For further enquiry regarding stamps and other philatelic products, the Stamps and Philately Unit of Pos Malaysia can be reached via telephone at 03-2267 2267 ext 2000 or e-mail [email protected]