back to article Original lightsabre sale brings big, big bucks

Luke Skywalker’s original lightsabre has sold at auction for around $56,000 (£37,000/€41,000) more than the estimated guide price. original_lightsabre Mark Hamill's lightsabre sold for $240,000 The lightsabre, which was used by actor Mark Hamill in both Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, was bought for $240,000 (£160,000 …

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Unhappy

Uh oh. Somebody's going to be upset

Imagine parting with 240 grand for a Light Sabre only to discover it's something somebody cobbled together out of old flashgun parts. It's like your worst eBay nightmare come true.

Hopefully the seller is putting the cash to good use by buying plutonium for his DeLorean based time machine.

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Why...?

Why is this in the hardware section? Is it a review? Did Luke's dad buy the thing after a review in El Reg? I'm sure Logitech and Casio probably made them in the 80s...

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What a piece of crap

It never looked like such a flaky bit of metal junk in the films, surely?

Maybe my rose-tinted glasses need a polish, but thats not what i remember.

Special effects!

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$90,000 (£60,000/€66,000) for the leather Wolverine suit from X-Men

There must be more than one of these, I seem to remember that the suit got ripped once or twice during the film...

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Waves hand

This isn't the bargain you're looking for.

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FFS

Quarter of a mill for that bit of crud!! And wait till he finds out it doesn't work ;-)

'Other buyers also paid out $120,000 (£80,000/€89,000) for C-3PO’s helmet'

Now that made me snigger...

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@ Matt Underwood

Still on them old-fashioned plutonium-powered time machines, eh?

*pats pile of trash and Mr Fusion*

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Alien

[heavy breathing]

eBay, I am your father.

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What I want...

...is a Nostromo crew jacket. Which I would wear till it fell to bits.

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Paris Hilton

which only goes to show

that some folks have way more money than common sense.

now you know why paris is here...

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Anonymous Coward

Saw the Star Wars exhibit...

I had the joy of seeing the Star Wars exhibit when it came to the museum in my town. Was pretty cool. I was struck though by how cheap and junky everything looked up close. The cockpit light in the Millennium Falcon was a cheap, bulbous LED that had been hastily and badly soldered (although in 76' when it was built, admittedly LEDs were pretty new tech), and I thought the lights on the Darth Vader costume looked like someone's home-brew electronics project from the 70s as well. Of course the props were only part of the magic of the movie's special effects, which turned these objects which could have been made by an industrious high-schooler into the slickest thing we'd ever seen on film in 1977.

And like Gilbert Wham said, I'd have to say that a Nostromo crew jacket would be pretty cool to have.

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What the...?

Caption on the photo: "Luke Hamill's lightsabre sold for $240,000"

*Luke Hamill*? Egads.

And on the Nostromo subject: I got one of the caps, does that count? ^_^

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Anonymous Coward

Nostromo Crew Jacket?

Awsome

I want one!

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Joke

Re: What a piece of crap

"It never looked like such a flaky bit of metal junk in the films, surely?"

Well, to be fair in the movies there's a light beam coming out the end of it.

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a guy I once knew....

.... bought one of the pulse rifle props from aliens at auction back in the day when such purchases weren't too madly expensive. He then had a bit of a whizzo idea and made up a mould and recouped most of what he spent churning out fibreglass replicas that film buffs stuck on their walls. He worked with film props a lot, and it was easy. A quarter of million dollars though for this prop ? Wow ! He's either really, really a big time rich star wars geek or he's going to have to run off an awful lot of unauthorised replicas......

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Re:What a piece of crap

"It never looked like such a flaky bit of metal junk in the films, surely?"

But remember, that WAS a long time ago in a galaxy far away so it has travelled a long way and is rather old.....

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@Neoc

Well, imagine how much more it would have gone for if it had been Luke Skywalker's lightsabre!

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@Gilbert Wham

Now thats an auction iwould bid on!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous Coward

Well...

@Dave Edmondston - well flashguns aren't exactly software, are they? ;)

Speed Graphic and MPP flashguns have long sold for way over their value as flashguns (close to zero) to those wishing to create their own lightsabres. Not quite as way over as this, though...

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Anonymous Coward

What's the returns policy?

I bet they mystery buyer will be well pissed off when they can't get it to work.

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@Gilbert Wham

I would also like one of those please.

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