Star Wars is a science fiction franchise that accentuates space travel. The American epic is based on a series of films conceptualized by George Lucas. The popular epic portrays a galaxy in the distant past. The galaxy is further depicted to be very far where adventures and wars between good and evil take place. Star Wars is listed in the all time most successful franchises of America. According to Forbes, the accumulated franchise revenue of the series stands around $27 billion. The Star Wars memorabilia possess lots of significance and Star Wars fans like to keep them as treasure. Due to their wide popularity, people also like to gift them on special occasions like Christmas. But no one can deny that owning Star Wars memorabilia is sheer luxury as everybody cannot afford to buy them.
Here Is The Gallery Of 10 World’s Most Expensive Epic Figures Of Star Wars Which Are Envied By Star Wars Fans Throughout The World:
Darth Vader Helmet (Mask and Shoulder Armor)
The gigantic, strong and frightening Darth Vader symbolizes evil to the core. The helmet, shoulder armor and the mask used by Vader are equally suggestive of wickedness. One buyer went to the extent of buying the original Darth Vader Helmet for an exorbitant $70,000 in 2003.
Luke Skywalker’s Light Saber (double telescoping)
Luke Skywalker’s light-saber with double telescoping has been inspiring Star Wars fans since 1978 when it was first introduced to the market. The original light-saber had double telescoping attached with it. The subsequent versions of the Star Wars figure were made simpler with only one piece of light saber. That is why the original version is quite sought-after and rare. In 2005 at an auction organized by Profiles in History, the original piece that was used in the movie got a cool $170,000 price.
Chewbacca is perhaps the most adorable non-human fictional character in the history of Hollywood. This character is so loved one that one enthusiast bought it for $100,000 in 2007. This is not much. Recently, at a prop auction organized by Profiles in History, a wannabe sent ripples across the world when he paid a cool $172,000 to own Chewbacca’s head. Huge craze among the Star Wars fans to own the replica of the decapitated Chewbacca head allows licensed toy manufacturers to make great fortunes. You can get a replica souvenir of Chewbacca Head at around $6000 in the open market.
Luke Skywalker X-Wing Suit
Auctioned at whopping $60,000 in 2005, this Wing Suit (flight suit) worn by Luke Skywalker X is owner’s pride. This Rebel suit was worn by Luke in Star Wars and its sequel. The most important feature attached to this souvenir of Hollywood history is that its owner can wear it, as well.
The cloak donned by Sir Alec Guinness in the Star Wars series has valued significance for Star Wars fans across the world. Though the famous robe appears to be as good as a burlap sack, its beauty lies in its roughness. As rich history of Hollywood is associated with this cloak, one Star Wars fan went to the extent of paying $95,900 to buy the original robe in 2007.
Darth Vader’s Light Saber
What makes the Darth Vader figure so special and considerably valuable is the double telescoping light saber which he brandishes in “The Empire Strikes Back”. The beautiful light saber wielded in the movie by Darth Vader fetched whopping $100,000 in 2005.
Han Solo’s Blaster
Han Solo from Star Wars series “Return of the Jedi” plays scoundrel but he is loved by one and all. There are several versions of the figure introduced to the market. However, original version of the famous figure which was given shorter head was once sold for $180,000.
Miniature TIE Fighter
The characterization of Star Wars was conceived much before the days of Computer Generated Imagery (CGI). Therefore, techniques of stop-motion animation and miniature photography were used by George Lucas in order to capture alien worlds and wild space-crafts. One memorable miniature figure belonging to that era is TIE Fighter. In 2008, it fetched a cool $350,000 during an auction.
Star Wars Panavision Camera
The Panavision Camera is the most expensive one portrayed in any of the Star Wars movies. This prized collectible was bought by a collector in exchange of unbelievable $650,000 in the year 2011. Panavision Camera is the costliest ever memorabilia of the Star Wars series.
FX-7 Medical Droid
Although FX-7 Medical Droid made a very short appearance in 1980-released Star Wars movie The Empire Strikes Back, its fan-following is quite expanded. Recently, the original version of FX-7 which was manufactured by a British company Palitoy was sold for $12,000.