Senin, 05 Oktober 2015
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05.46 by ErsiliANo comments
In case you thought there was a price limit on Star Wars fandom, think again.
An unnamed bidder just spent $450,000 on a miniature model of the blockade runner vehicle flown by Princess Leia in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Reuters reported.
On the block as part of three days of bidding on Hollywood artifacts, it's the largest price ever paid for Star Wars memorabilia at auction, according to Californian auction house Profiles in History.
The miniature spaceship was part of the collection of the late Grant McCune, the Academy-Award winning special effects guru, who made models for the original Star Wars film. It came with a letter of authenticity and was predicted to go for $200,000 to $300,000, according to the auction house.
Princess Leia’s risqué slave costume, which she was forced to wear by Jabba the Hut in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, also attracted a significant price. It went home with a lucky someone for $96,000. The bikini came with a letter of authenticity from Richard Miller, the original creator of the costume.
A Stormtrooper helmet, a Darth Vader helmet prototype and even a Jabba the Hutt maquette were among the other bits and pieces on offer.
The latest installment in the cult series, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, comes out in December.