Stormtrooper prop designer launches licensing programme
Manufacturers now have the chance to create products inspired by the Stormtrooper costume, thanks to the launch of a new licensing programme by the creator of the Stormtrooper moulds for Star Wars – A New Hope, original prop designer Andrew Ainsworth.
Having cleared the way to use the designs, the Andrew Ainsworth licensing programme is launching with apparel (Trademark Products), Electrical Goods, Glassware and Ceramics (ThumbsUp UK). “It’s very gratifying to work with partners who recognise the demand for authentic, high quality products that honour the original Stormtrooper outfit” Andrew explained.
Wojtek Kolan, Managing Director of licensee Thumbs Up expressed his excitement “to be working with the designs for the original Stormtrooper that was used in the classic movie. We intend to develop high end products that fans will adore for their authenticity and attention to detail.”
Trademark products Managing Director, Phil King, was also “very pleased to be involved with this exciting opportunity. We want to use this iconic character to create unique designs that will appeal across the age spectrum.”
Andrew’s licensing agency Golden Goose has helped to ensure that there is clear differentiation from other licensing programmes. “We’re looking to target the demographic who adored the first film. These original fans now have the disposable income to treasure products true to this iconic design,” said Director Adam Bass.