Star Wars Playing Cards
Star Wars is more than just a film. It’s a pop-culture phenomenon that has captivated audiences around the world for more than 40 years. In fact, with an estimated franchise value of $70 million, Star Wars is the fifth-highest-grossing media franchise of all time and holds the Guiness World Record for “Most Successful Film Merchandising Frachise”.
With everything from action figures to video games and LEGOs, it was only a matter of time before Star Wars entered the world of custom playing cards. At the end of 2019, theory11 made that a reality by releasing Star Wars Playing Cards in conjunction with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final film in the Skywalker Saga.
What are Star Wars Playing Cards?
Star Wars playing cards are a fully-customized deck of cards that has been officially licensed by LucasFilm to feature all your favoirte Star Wars themes.
There are two versions for both sides fo the force, Star Wars: Light Side Playing Cards and Star Wars: Dark Side Playing Cards. Both versions are designed to suit the needs of playing card collectors, while also providing the handling needed for cardistry and magic tricks. Each one is manufactured in America on environmentally-friendly stock.
What are Star Wars: Light Side Playing Cards
This breathtaking blue deck allows you to join Jedi Knights aboard the Millenium Falcon and push the Rebel or Resistance fight.
This stunning blue deck is bursting with intricate detailing from the back design featuring R2-D2, the Rebel Alliance symbol and x-wing fighters bordered by Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber. Each deck also includes a set of fully-customized court cards where the standard characters have been reimagined as legendary Star Wars heroes from Luke Skywalker to Rey, Leia Organa, Han Solo and many more.
Every deck of Star Wars Light Side Playing Cards comes sealed in a jaw-dropping tuck case crafted with lovely embossing and dazzling blue foil. A clear reflective foil also helps create the illusion of a cockpit window on its awesome Millenium Falcon design.
What are Star Wars: Dark Side Playing Cards:
Does evil lurk inside you? Succumb to your inner Sith and bow to Emperor Palpatine as part of the Imperial Army with Star Wars Dark Side Playing Cards. Across the backs of these intense red playing cards, you’ll find many notable Dark Side details from the Death Star to the First Order, Sith and Galactic Empire insignias. A repeating pattern of TIE fighters is found in the center and everything is surrounded on both sides by Darth Vader’s lightsaber.
Just like the Light Side deck, Star Wars Dark Side Playing Cards also feature a completely customized set of court cards. However, this time it’s filled with sinister characters like Palpatine, Kylo Ren, Darth Vader and more. Everything centers around the dominating King of Spades featuring Darth Vader taking command of his imperial army. Each deck of Stars Wars Dark Side Playing Cards comes safely packed in a stunning embossed tuck case lined with eye-popping red foil. Its design allows you to look through the window of the Imperial Throne Room and peer at the symbols of the Galactic Empire and First Order.
The franchise holds a Guinness World Records title for the "Most successful film merchandising franchise." In 2020, the Star Wars franchise's total value was estimated at US$70 billion, and it is currently the fifth-highest-grossing media franchise of all time.
In August 2020, Theory11 has just released the all-new special edition of Star Wars: Light Side and Dark Side Playing Cards. The decks now come in an all-new Silver and Black colorway for Light Side and Dark Side, respectively. The officially licensed deck is produced in collaboration with LucasFilm and designed by Mattson Creative.
As the saying goes in the start of the Star Wars Story in line "A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY" many card enthusiasts from magicians, mentalists, poker player, cardistry ninjas and playing card deck collectors kept wondering that, "When will the franchise that holds the Guinness World Record for the "Most successful film merchandising franchise" embrace their world?
Well the wait is finally over and " The Force "is finally with us, thanks to Theory 11!!!
The Star Wars Playing Cards was released in conjunction with the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the 9th and final film in the Skywalker saga. The officially licensed deck is produced by Theory11 in collaboration with LucasFilm and designed by Mattson Creative (Instagram: @tymattson).
What is theory11?
Founded in 2007, theory11 is a global magic company that is best known for being the largest producer of luxury, designer playing cards. Their elegant and unique designs have reimagined what is possible with a deck of cards.