You could request a Christmas list brim-filled with Star Wars merchandise just like the next nerf herder. But you'll likely feel short-changed once you witness Disney's official Star Wars commemorative notes. To mark the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fanatics across the globe are being given the chance to shop a limited run of 1,000 official notes. And that's not it. On behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change, a charitable initiative from Lucasfilm and Disney, 100 percent of the money raised from the commemorative notes will be donated to Together for Short Lives, a children's charity supporting children with short life expectancy.
Fans can rest assured that the notes are designed by the best in the galaxy, too. Already providing currency to over two thirds of the world's countries, the notes are created by British company De La Rue. Using their technological and design expertise, the notes are crafted with 100 percent cotton cylinder mould paper and securitised and printed in De La Rue's high-security proofing department. Incorporating an original light side vs. dark side artwork composition, the notes also feature hidden scenes and messages discoverable by UV light and eye glass.
Keen collectors will spot special features on the notes including serial numbers, pattern work of the First Order and Resistance emblems, a message in Aurebesh, and the signature of director and writer Rian Johnson. The premium notes available will feature a raised, hand-engraving of Rey, better known as an intaglio, and each will have its own unique, sequenced serial number.
Official commemorative notes will be available on Dec. 7 at 8pm GMT at a fixed price of £100, exclusively on eBay. A later premium 50 notes will be up for auction for 10 days until Dec. 17. Santa better get bidding!