The Seven Most Expensive Star Wars Collectibles

Official Star Wars Costumes is all about fine products. And while we love Star Wars, we’re very glad we don’t offer items with these sorts of price tags. Presenting the seven most expensive Star Wars Collectibles!

#7: “The Empire Strikes Back” Darth Vader Lightsaber Hilt

Darth Vader lightsaber hilt
Darth Vader lightsaber hilt

Sold on July twenty-ninth, 2005, this production hilt, used in the movie, went for a sale of one hundred thousand dollars, with a buyer’s premium (an extra cost that goes to the auction house and not the seller) of eighteen thousand dollars.

 

#6: “The Empire Strikes Back” Darth Vader Helmet

Darth Vader Fighting maskDarth Vader Fighting helmet

This helmet, used while filming the battle sequence on Cloud City, was sold on April sixth, 2003, for $115,000 and an undisclosed buyer’s premium.

#5: Chewbacca Head

Chewbacca mask
Chewbacca mask

This mask, one of five made for the movies and worn by Peter Mayhew, went for $140,000 plus $32,200 buyer’s premium in July 2012.

 

 

 

#4: “Return of the Jedi” Han Solo Blaster

Han Solo blaster
Han Solo blaster

Used during the filming of the original trilogy’s final movie, this piece was sold on June fifth of 2007 for a price of $180,000, with a buyer’s premium of $21,600.

 

 

 

#3: “A New Hope” Luke Skywalker Lightsaber Hilt

Luke Skywalker lightsaber hilt
Luke Skywalker lightsaber hilt

Sold from the private collection of movie producer Gary Kurtz in 2008, this prop used during filming of the original movie, went for over $240,000, with an unknown buyer’s premium. Reports are unconfirmed about whether or not the lightsaber really lights up, but we can dream.

#2: “The Empire Strikes Back” Snowtrooper Helmet

Snowtrooper helmet
Snowtrooper helmet

Sold in July of 2012, this is the only Snowtrooper helmet to ever be put on the market. Used during the filming of the attack on Echo Base during Episode V, it went for a staggering $225,000, plus a more than $50,000 buyer’s premium.

#1: “A New Hope” Tie Fighter Miniature Model

Before the advent of simple computer graphics, many shows and movies used figurines like this one to portray ships. This model, the same tie fighter that crashes into Vader’s ship and saves Luke’s life, went for over $400,000 total.

Tie Fighter Model
Tie Fighter Model

Extra: “A New Hope” Panavision Camera

This one wasn’t included in the Star Wars Collectibles list because it was a piece of filming equipment instead of a prop, but undoubtedly it is the most expensive piece ever sold. This Panavision PR 35mm camera, used during principle photography of the first movie, sold for $625,000 on December third, 2011!

Sources:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/53388/6-most-expensive-pieces-star-wars-memorabilia
http://www.galacticbinder.com/pTop10MostExpensiveStarWarsItems.html

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