Tuesday, December 4, 2018
You Can Own Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber From Original ‘Star Wars’
Luke Skywalker might have inherited his lightsaber from dear old (Darth) dad, but you don’t have to wait until the destruction of Alderaan to get one of your own — as long as you have a few hundred thousand dollars laying around.
Hollywood auction house Profiles in History is offering the original lightsaber prop used by Mark Hamill in 1977’s “Star Wars: A New Hope” at the estimated value of $150,000 – $200,000.
The prop that taught millions of kids to make “zjoom zjoom” noises is being sold as part of a “Blockbuster Hollywood Treasures” auction that includes not only items from the “Star Wars” franchise, but other classic films as well.
For instance, “Star Wars” fans can get a pair of C-3PO’s hands from “Return of the Jedi,” at an estimated value of $40,000 – $60,000. Or they could try instead for an Imperial Scout Trooper helmet from “Jedi,” estimated at between $100,000 – $150,000.
Plus, there’s an original “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Stormtrooper helmet signed by Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Hamill, Daisy Ridley and other cast, available for an estimated $80,000 – $120,000.
There’s also goodies for Trekkies, including the awesome green tunic worn by William Shatner’s Captain Kirk in the show’s third season, estimated to sell for $60,000 – $80,000.
Meanwhile, fashion-forward alien killers can buy the leather Jacket, pants and custom Reebok high-top sneakers, plus the Pulse Rifle and Flamethrower props worn by Sigourney Weaver in James Cameron’s “Aliens,” at an estimated sale price of $300,000 – $500,000.
There’s lots more, including props from “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Terminator 3,” and the “James Bond” film “You Only Live Twice,” among many others. See complete details here.
The auction takes place Dec. 11-13 in Los Angeles, with the items on to go on display at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.
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