Before it even hit cinemas last night, the Star Wars sequel The Force Awakens was a money-maker. Theatergoers reportedly spent more than $100 million on advance ticket sales, and the film has already become the highest-grosser in Fandango’s 15-year history. By Friday evening, it was poised to smash box office records, having already raked in more than $215 million.
But the bank isn’t just being broken at the box office. In 2015, $243 million in Star Wars-branded consumer packaged goods were sold in the U.S., according to Nielsen. In the past 365 days, 1.45 million movies and 2 million books were sold. While huge by earthly standards, these merchandise sales pale in comparison to the out-of-this-world sales The Hollywood Reporter says analysts are projecting in the 52 weeks ahead: as much as $6 billion.
Just in time for Christmas, here’s a look at some of the wildest Star Wars-branded items available for purchase:
Dream at light speed!
It's now possible to make sure the youngest Star Wars fan in your family goes to bed dreaming at the pace of light speed. For the low price of $3,999, you can buy the kid a bed shaped like the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, the signature vehicle of Han Solo. The hand-painted bed from Pottery Barn Kids is just more than 9-feet long and “boasts straight-from-the-set” details.
Eggs with a side of ... Darth Vader!
If you want to get your morning started with a little touch of the dark side, you can purchase either the Darth Vader-inspired waffle maker or toaster, both available at Sky Mall. While the waffle maker creates breakfast treats in the shape of the dark lord, the toaster sears the Star Wars logo onto bread, English muffins, and even frozen pancakes. But the fun doesn’t stop there. The image of one of the most iconic Star Wars characters also graces the boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios and the jugs of espresso chocolate-flavored Coffeemate creamer.
Covergirl has launched a limited-edition line that asks users which side they are on: light or dark. By exploring different shades of lipstick, mascara, and nail polish, they can "unleash the light" within or "dare to discover" their dark side. But Star Wars-inspired glam isn’t limited to make-up. Irregular Choice has also released a line of shoes featuring Darth Vader, R2-D2, Storm Trooper and Yoda heels.
Just in time for Christmas!
Add a touch from a galaxy far, far away to the holiday decorations on your front lawn by purchasing tinsel Star Wars characters. Darth Vader and his Storm Trooper hold wrapped gifts and Yoda a candy cane. C3PO and R2-D2 come wearing a red scarf and Santa hat, respectively. The entire collection of lights is available at Improvements.
Arguably one of the most unexpected piece of Star Wars swag are “chop sabers” – chop sticks in the shape of light sabers. Added bonus: They light up in case you’re eating your sushi in the dark. Pick from colors inspired the sabers of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Yoda, among others over at Amazon.