With Star Wars: The Last Jedi pretty much overtaking all advertising mindshare, you can bet that there will be plenty of merchandise related to the space epic that will empty many a wallet of Star Wars fans around the globe.
Hot on the heels of its previous Rogue One: A Star Wars Story collection, Columbia is at it again with a new collection in 2017, based on the iconic looks of Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker from The Empire Strikes Back.
The Echo Base collection consists of two jackets and a parka that will do more than just protect you from the cold, they are also almost movie-accurate replicas that are modified to be more functional without being over the top.
Each piece of apparel is lined with Columbia’s Omni-Heat reflective fabric, which will keep you toasty whether you knee deep in snow or stranded on Hoth.
Of course, these wouldn’t be Star Wars-inspired apparel without some cool Easter eggs. You can find the logos of the Rebel Alliance, and other patches with famous quotes from the film.
The Columbia Echo Base collection does not come cheap, at US$400 apiece, these are meant for the hardcore fans who just so happen to need functional winterwear to keep the extreme weather at bay.
There are limited quantities available, with just 1980 pieces of each design going on sale this December 8th at midnight, only at Columbia stores (not sure about Singapore, though).
For collectors who are after something even more unique, there is an even more limited version of the Hoth coat, which comes in brown and signed by Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford. All proceeds from this variant will go to Conservation International, a global organization dedicated to protecting Mother nature.
If your interest has been piqued, you can check out the full collection on Columbia’s website.