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Wesco takes on The Empire

A new collection of Star Wars licensed toys is destined for retailer?s shelves after Wesco signs deal with Lucas Films.
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Featuring many of the property’s characters, the collection will include a range of clocks and watches, such as an R2D2 remote control Whizz Watch, iceboxes and torches, including a light sabre torch.

It will also feature a range of USB items such as an R2D2 USB Hub; a USB powered light sabre glow lamp; a USB powered webcam in the shape of Darth Vader’s ship; USB powered monitor lights; and an R2D2 USB powered can cooler.

Rob Hughes, Wesco’s MD said: “After three successful decades, Star Wars has more than proven itself as an enduring brand, with revenue figures that make it one of the most successful franchises of all time.

“We have committed to this license in the knowledge that the hugely dedicated fan base continues to grow year on year. And with the plans for new TV exposure, the property will be even more firmly fixed on the public radar for the foreseeable future,” Hughes said.

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