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Celebrate 30 years of Empire Strikes Back with... Xbox Avatars?

by Stevie Smith - May 21 2010, 17:27

Shame Empire's anniversary isn't on May the 4th. Image: LucasArts/Microsoft.

Always looking to score a little extra profit from his bulging profit portfolio, George Lucas is commemorating today’s 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back by peddling yet more Star Wars avatars at owners of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 videogame console.

Available as of yesterday (Thursday, May 20), the expanded selection of Star Wars characters can each be purchased from the Avatar Marketplace on Xbox Live, with many ready for download in either male or female costumes.

Standout arrivals include Boba Fett (male and female), Chewbacca (male and female), Han Solo (Hoth outfit), Princess Leia (Hoth outfit), and C-3PO (male and female).

Other characters and (gimmick) props include Bossk, Lando, an Imperial Snowtrooper, a Rebel Snowspeeder pilot, an AT-AT pilot, a baseball cap with Yoda ears, a snazzy lightsaber, and even a mini Tauntaun pet.

Prices for the new Star Wars avatars have not yet been revealed, but George thanks you in advance.

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