There’s a bunch of epic movie props that have recently gone up for auction from Profiles in History that seriously hardcore geek collectors will want to get their hands on.
The actual Skywalker lightsaber that was used in A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back will be going up for auction and is expected to sell from between $150,000 and $250,000! That’s a lot of freakin’ money. But there’s some Star Wars fan out there who is willing to fork over that kind of cash for it.
The lightsaber prop was in the possession of producer Gary Kurtz for years, and he’s also including a personalized letter to certify authenticity.
As cool as that lightsaber is, one of the things that I’m most excited about going up for auction is the armor Bill Paxton wore in Aliens. I’ve always loved that Colonial Marine armor and that fact that this is the same armor that Paxton wore is awesome. Paxton was a favorite actor of mine. That’s expected to sell for $10,000 to $15,000. It’s still too rich for my blood!
Their are a few other items going up for auction that include Charlie Bucket’s screen-used Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (originally owned by director Mel Stuart and estimated to sell for $40,000 to $60,000); the screen-used Atlantean Sword from Conan the Barbarian (originally owned by director John Milius and estimated to sell for $40,000 to $60,000); and Leonardo DiCaprio’s main, screen used-outfit from Titanic, which is estimated to sell for $100,000 to $150,000.