Original Star Wars Props and Costumes Are Going Up for Auction
Every self-respecting Star Wars fan has memorabilia and replicas of various props, but they're just facsimiles. Now, some bona fide Star Wars props and costumes are going up for auction, which means you could actually take a piece of Star Wars history home (at least if you have a few thousand dollars to spare).
Profiles in History is teaming up with the e-commerce site Invaluable to auction off Hollywood artifacts for three days, starting on June 29. Among the Star Wars artifacts, there are not only fun things like original one-sheet posters, but historical items like original Darth Vader concept art, an X-Wing model, an E-11 blaster, Mark Hamill's costume in Empire Strikes Back, and even the third draft of George Lucas's script (with the original working title on the cover). They're all pretty expensive, with the X-Wing model taking the cake at a $150,000 starting bid, but we can dream.
And it's not just a Star Wars auction, so there's plenty to go around for fans of other geek properties. Auction items include such things as a Cylon costume from Battlestar, a Visitor uniform from V, a supersonic jet miniature from Quantum Leap, Jack O'Neill's jumpsuit from Stargate SG-1, Desmond's fail-safe key from Lost, and, my personal favorite, prosthetic Peacock brother makeup from the infamous banned X-Files episode, "Home."