Royal Mail Issues Set of ‘Tomb Raider’ Postage Stamps

The Royal Mail is celebrating the best of British retro gaming and software ingenuity with a special collection of postage stamps. Designed by Supple Studios and Bitmap Books and created in conjunction with the UK Interactive Entertainment Association, the stamp collection is a heartfelt tribute to the early days of the British gaming industry and features classic games from the 1980s and 1990s, including Lemmings, Micro Machines, Populous, and, of course, the Tomb Raider series. One of the collectable items on offer is a four-stamp miniature sheet set, which pays homage to some of Lara Croft’s greatest adventures, her enduring legacy, and the groundbreaking work of defunct Derby-based developer, Core Design. This set costs £4.50 (plus postage) and includes two First Class stamps commemorating the original 1996 game and the 2013 reboot and two £1.55 stamps commemorating 1998’s Tomb Raider III and 2000’s Tomb Raider Chronicles. There is also a Tomb Raider collector’s sheet, which consists of 10 miniature sheet stamps and a Shadow of the Tomb Raider-themed display sheet. This souvenir set costs £11.40 (plus postage) and ships internationally. The announcement has not been without its controversies. Tomb Raider fans have questioned some of the choices made, with many feeling […]

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