New STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Character Names Revealed in Trading Cards

The Force Awakens Topps Style

Following the first trailer for The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams and LucasFilm have revealed, in old-school trading card fashion, some of the character names for the new Star Wars heroes and villains.

The infamous “ball droid” is BB-8, Oscar Isaac is Poe Dameron, the crossguard lightsaber weilding villain is Kylo Ren (actor still unrevealed), Daisy Ridley is not Kira, she’s Rey, and finally, John Boyega’s Stormtrooper character is Finn (both with no last names yet revealed).

Moreover, there’s a significance to the numbers on each Topps-style card.

• #11 — BB-8 on the move
• #53 — Poe Dameron in his X-Wing
• #67 — Kylo Ren ignites his Lightsaber
• #74 — Rey on her Speeder
• #76 — Finn on the run
• #81 — Stormtroopers prepare for battle
• #88 — X-Wings in formation
• #96 — The Millennium Falcon

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Star Wars: Episode VII – Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film. It’s being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

I love the retro Star Wars cards. I can taste the stale gum from those card packs. My personal favorite is the Millenium Falcon.

Source: EW