In a world-exclusive reveal the January issue of Empire, on sale on Thursday 26 November, will publish six collectable 3D covers showcasing characters from the eagerly anticipated movie release Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The six covers will feature Rey & BB-8, Finn, Kylo Ren, Poe Dameron, Captain Phasma and Han Solo & Chewbacca.

In addition, Empire has agreed a partnership with Hasbro to produce 4,500 Limited Edition issues covermounted with a highly sought-after Star Wars: The Force Awakens figure of Kylo Ren. The issue will be priced at £11.99 and available exclusively through retail partner, Sainsbury‘s.

Empire Editor-in-Chief, Terri White commented: “This epic Force Awakens issue has been in the works for two years and is the result of a true creative collaboration between filmmakers and the entire Empire team. With word-class access and innovative production treatments, it's unrivalled in in terms of ambition. Whether it's the lenticular on the newsstand, or our exclusive covermounted figurine issue, we know that these will be some of the most in-demand issues we have ever produced."

Liz Martin, Publishing Director of Empire, added: “Empire and Star Wars: The Force Awakens have always been a match made in movie heaven. With the help of our colleagues at Lucasfilm, Disney and Hasbro, Empire has created another innovative must-have package for all Star Wars fans -  a truly limited-edition experience. Another brilliant example of what makes Empire truly the Galaxy’s biggest movie magazine.“

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