A commemorative note marking the theatrical release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is to be made exclusively available on eBay, with all proceeds going to charity.
The move, which further strengthens eBay’s association with film and TV related product, is part of an initiative between Disney and the GREAT Britain Campaign celebrating 40 years of British creativity behind the “Star Wars” films.
Limited to a run of 1,000, the commemorative notes will be sold on eBay for £100 each. A further 50 unique premium notes will be put up for auction.
The note was created by British company De La Rue, which provides currency to over two-thirds of the world’s countries including the United Kingdom.
All proceeds from sales of the commemorative notes will be donated to Together for Short Lives, a UK-based charity that supports children’s hospices and children with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions.
The film’s director Rian Johnson, whose signature appears on the note, said, “It’s incredibly exciting to be part of this one of a kind initiative to mark the release of ‘The Last Jedi’ and for such a fantastic cause.
“It was a joy filming in the UK and working with a British crew and I’m delighted the GREAT Britain Campaign and De La Rue are celebrating this with the commemorative note.”
eBay, which recently launched The Entertainment Shop for books, film, music and games, is making a concerted push into the entertainment market, having seen a growing demand for physical media.
Disney will theatrically release “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in the UK on Dec. 15.