Galaxy Wire: Stunning Star Wars: The Force Awakens Figures and More! – January 5, 2015

Hot Toys' beautiful collectibles arrive, plus more news from around the Web!

Galaxy Wire is a selection of the team’s favorite activity relating to Jedi, Sith, and the power of the Force on the Internet. From Star Wars: The Force Awakens tidbits to photos of dogs dressed like Ewoks, you’ll find it all here. Thankfully, no Bothans died to get us this information.

The Force Awakens - Han and Chewbacca

The awakening continues at the box office

The story of Rey, Finn, Poe, some old friends, and more keeps on rolling since its December 18 release: reports that Star Wars: The Force Awakens made $90 million over the weekend, bringing its total to $760 million and closer to #1 all-time in the US. That’s a lot of Republic credits. How many times have you seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens? We here at have seen it approximately 10 gazillion times (more or less).

Hot Toys Rey and BB-8

Incredible Star Wars: The Force Awakens Hot Toys figures are incredible

Minds > blown. Kotaku recently featured Hot Toys’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens figures and they are, in a word, amazing. The detail, the likenesses, the paint — they’re more works of art than anything else. Time to make room on the shelf.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - J.J. Abrams and Daisy Ridley

New nominations

Medal ceremonies incoming! The latest Star Wars film has already received a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Picture, and reports that the American Cinema Editors has nominated Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey for their work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens for Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic). Unfortunately, still no nominations or medals for Chewie.

What Star Wars news are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below! All Star Wars, all the time.