Star Wars has been one of the most beloved movie franchises of all time, captivating audiences with its iconic characters, epic battles, and memorable dialogue. For die-hard fans, owning a piece of Star Wars memorabilia is the ultimate way to show their love for the series. From lightsabers to droids to costumes, Star Wars memorabilia has become a collector’s dream, with some items fetching astronomical prices at auction.
1. Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber
This is the OG lightsaber wielded by Mark Hamill in the original 1977 Star Wars movie. It’s worth more than your house, your car, and your entire collection of Funko Pops put together, with a cool $450,000 price tag attached to it. You may not be able to slice through metal doors with it, but owning this piece of cinematic history is worth its weight in gold (and maybe even beskar).
2. Darth Vader’s Costume from “The Empire Strikes Back”
If you thought you’d be able to get your hands on Darth Vader’s iconic getup for cheap, think again. The actual costume worn by David Prowse in “The Empire Strikes Back” sold for a jaw-dropping $365,000 at an auction in 2017. It’s definitely not a cosplay costume, but if you can afford it, you’ll have the coolest Halloween costume on the block.
3. Original “Star Wars” Movie Poster
The original 1977 Star Wars movie poster is a coveted collector’s item that commands a whopping $250,000 price tag. This iconic poster features the now-famous artwork by Tom Jung, depicting Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader in an epic battle. If you’re lucky enough to find one of these babies, you’ll be the envy of all your Star Wars-loving friends.
4. Boba Fett Costume
Boba Fett may have met his untimely demise in the “Return of the Jedi,” but his costume lives on as one of the most sought-after pieces of Star Wars memorabilia. The original costume worn by Jeremy Bulloch in “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” sold for a cool $185,000 in 2016. It’s not the most comfortable outfit to wear, but it’s definitely one of the coolest.
5. Darth Vader’s Helmet
Feeling the need to embrace the Dark Side? You’ll need Darth Vader’s helmet to complete the look. This screen-used helmet from the original trilogy sold for a staggering $115,000 in 2013. It may not come with the heavy breathing sound effect, but it’s still one of the most iconic and recognizable props from the Star Wars universe.
6. Millennium Falcon Model
You may not be able to jump to hyperspace in it, but owning a screen-used model of the Millennium Falcon is the next best thing. This massive model was used in the original trilogy and sold at auction for $225,000. It’s a true work of art, with intricate details and a level of craftsmanship that’s hard to find in today’s CGI-dominated movie industry.
7. Princess Leia’s Slave Costume
If you’re a fan of Princess Leia, you’ll want to get your hands on her infamous slave costume from “Return of the Jedi.” This outfit sold for $96,000 in 2015, and while it may not be the most comfortable outfit to wear to a party, it’s definitely one of the most eye-catching. Just don’t expect to be able to pull off Leia’s iconic buns without some serious hairstyling skills.
8. R2-D2 Droid
Who wouldn’t want their own little R2-D2 droid to beep and boop around their house? This full-scale R2-D2 droid sold at auction for $2.76 million in 2017, making it one of the most expensive Star Wars memorabilia ever sold. It’s not just a prop, it’s a fully-functional robot that can move, beep, and even light up just like the real thing.
9. Han Solo’s Blaster
If you want to shoot first like Han Solo, you’ll need his trusty blaster. This screen-used prop sold for $550,000 in 2018, making it one of the most expensive movie weapons ever sold. It’s a cool piece of Star Wars history that will make you feel like a scruffy-looking nerfherder every time you hold it.
10. C-3PO Costume
This shiny gold costume worn by Anthony Daniels in the original trilogy is a must-have for any Star Wars collector. The original C-3PO costume sold at auction for $96,000 in 2008, and it’s sure to fetch even more if it were to go up for sale again today. It may not be the most practical outfit to wear, but it’s definitely one of the most recognizable and beloved characters from the Star Wars universe.
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