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Hot Topic Launches 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Collection (Exclusive)

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Death Trooper hoodie, left, and Cold Shoulder sweater

The dark side never looked so stylish.

Hot Topic has become the latest retailer to bring the Star Wars galaxy closer to home. The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned that the mall favorite is launching a line inspired by the costumes and other aspects of the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The new collection, which hits Hot Topic’s retailers and online store today, is a mix of nine options that cater to both male and female aspiring Jedis — a change-up from what had been the standard practice of capsule collections that primarily focus on the latter.

Ranging in price from $29 to $79, items include an olive green hooded cropped jacket inspired by the looks that co-costume designers David Crossman and Glyn Dillon designed for Felicity Jones’ lead, Jyn Erso, and a black jacket with faux-leather panels.

Despite being called the Death Trooper hoodie, this piece has the Empire symbol on the left shoulder and a Death Trooper helmet on the right, suggesting that maybe it is possible to come back from the dark side. Clothing sizes range from extra small to 2X and plus for women and extra small to 3X for men.

Rogue One opens Dec. 16. Other tie-ins for the film include Target’s Force for Fashion T-shirt collection that benefits the UNICEF Kid Power initiative.

Hot Topic is increasingly becoming the go-to retailer for studios looking to develop apparel tie-ins. Among its recent inspired-by collections are dresses, coats, T-shirts and accessories for Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as well as hats, decals, T-shirts and more ways for fans to share their appreciation for the Netflix summer hit Stranger Things. (Sadly, replicas of the mom jeans worn by Shannon Purser’s Barb were not included).

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