Luke Skywalker’s light sabre auctioned for $240,000

Luke Skywalker's light sabreThe light sabre used by Luke Skywalker (played by Mark Hamill) in the original Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back sold at auction for $240,000 (all figures US) at a memorabilia auction held by Los Angeles-based Profiles in History. The light sabre, which was made from an old photography flashgun, was expected to sell at $180,000. Other items auctioned off include the C-3PO droid helmet worn by Anthony Daniels in the Star Wars films for $120,000; Jim Carrey‘s Riddler costume from Batman Forever for $39,000; a Wolverine leather suit from X-Men for $90,000 and a custom-built “1937 Mercedes” German staff car from Raiders of the Lost Ark for $72,000. In all, bidders paid $3.5 Million for over 500 items, which included props, scripts and artwork from silent era movies to modern sci-fi classics.

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  1. 1111111111 • December 16, 2008 @ 7:13 PM

    not gonna lie,
    i totally wish i had that riddler’s costume

  2. roflmao • December 17, 2008 @ 2:19 AM

    lol riddler rules
    but it’s not like i’d ever pay that much money.
    for anything.

  3. datdemdar • December 19, 2008 @ 10:49 PM

    Too many people still with disposable incomes to pay these prices. Hey – did you have any kids that look like me? I’m available for parties, weddings, and Jewish holidays. Can I play with your light sabre?

  4. Leslie Glass • December 21, 2008 @ 4:35 PM

    I heard Vivid entertainment group in L.A. bought that light sabre for obvious reasons

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