Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is Helping Drive Sales Of Darth Vader & Death Star Urns
Just because you can't turn into a Force ghost (yet, keep training) doesn't mean you can't Imperial March through the gates of oblivion in Star Wars style.
UK-based company Urns for Ashes is offering cremation urns shaped like Darth Vader or the Death Star, so that Star Wars junkies can continue to be part of fandom even after death.
While these urns have always sold well for the company, interest has grown significantly thanks to the marketing push around Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with the company now receiving more than 1,300 inquiries per week.
"It's led to some crazy inquiries too," Urns for Ashes' Darren Williams told CNET. "People want superhero urns, landmark urns (like football stadium urns), really specific car urns and a lady this week actually asked if I could create a life-size replica of her dog that passed away."
The custom urns are manufactured using 3D printing, and both are currently out of stock due to high demand. The company's manufacturer is currently trying to increase production to meet demand. The urns are both priced at $223, with additional fees for worldwide shipping.