A short time ago we told you about a The Last Jedi “Canstruction” character that the Campbell’s Soup Company would have on display during the festivities of NYCC 2017. I unfortunately was unable to view this display in person while I was in the city attending NYCC, but the folks over at Campbell’s have sent along several photos of the display as well as an official press release promoting their new collection of Episode VIII-themed soup cans. Check out their supplied photos below that features two of Snoke’s Praetorian Guards as well as the presser.
Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) has collaborated with Disney and Lucasfilm to launch a new series of Star Wars themed soup labels. To celebrate the alliance, Campbell’s has also announced a surprise for New York Comic-Con attendees and residents – a new Star Wars inspired “canstallation” structure, which will be stationed on the streets of New York to celebrate the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The interactive “canstallation” structure will feature characters from Star Wars: The Last Jedi made entirely out of the new Limited-Edition Campbell’s Star Wars soup cans, against the backdrop of an LED screen playing the trailer for the new film, due out on December 15. The structure will be displayed on a truck stationed on 10th Avenue at 37th Street. Comic-Con attendees and locals are invited to stop by on October 5, 6 or 7, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
“We are excited to continue to work with Disney and Lucasfilm for the third year to bring fans a new set of Limited-Edition Star Wars licensed soups to celebrate the latest film in the saga,” said Yin Woon Rani, Vice President, Chief Consumer Experience Officer. “We’re especially thrilled to support this collaboration by bringing back our popular canstallation display for film fans and Comic-Con attendees – may the Force be with you!”
The new labels of Campbell’s Limited-Edition Star Wars soups feature characters from Star Wars: The Last Jedi on a metalized paper label, and includes Rey, Finn, BB-8, Captain Phasma and the Praetorian Guard. Inside the can, the special Healthy Kid Fun Shaped Pasta with Chicken Soup includes intricate, die-cut Star Wars pasta shapes, with no added MSG, artificial flavors or artificial colors. The cans are available now in grocery stores nationwide.
In addition, Campbell will debut a new commercial in its “Made for Real, Real Life” campaign to support the Star Wars cans. The campaign, which debuted in 2015, previously featured a talked-about Star Wars themed commercial of two dads feeding their son a warm bowl of soup while reciting the memorable “I am your father” line from the 1980 film, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.