Sure you call yourself a Star Wars fan, but can you put your money where your mouth is? Last week, one collector did exactly that, shelling out the remarkable sum of $160,000 for a prop used in the movie Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. A slew of other memorabilia went other the hammer too, including scripts and uniforms from Star Trek: The Next Generation and props from the Indianan Jones movies among other franchises like Terminator. However, the defining moment of the auction definitely was the moment someone spent $160,000 for the original X-Wing fighter from Star Wars Episode IV.
Owning a prop from a favorite movie is a dream that only those with deep pockets can usually realize. We don’t know the identity of the lucky bidder who took home the X-Wing, but two things are for sure: they’re rich and they are Star Wars fans! But not all the items put up for auction managed to create the same amount of interest. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s get-up from “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” came with an opening bid of $120,000 but failed to generate a single bid.
Another franchise that raked in the money was Star Trek. 320 of Patrick Stewart’s scripts from Star Trek: The Next Generation sold for $25,000, while the tunics of Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock sold for $60,000 apiece and a communicator from “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn” sold for $14,500.
The online auction was run by California-based auction house, Profiles in History and there were 98 items up for grabs in all.
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