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Got a spare $240,000? Well, you should have picked up this Star Wars lightsaber at San Diego Comic Con 2018

Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) holding a lightsaber in 1977's Star Wars

San Diego Comic Con 2018 is often the go-to place for exclusives. There’s exclusive trailers, exclusive panels, and, of course, exclusive memorabilia. But far from forking over a few extra bucks for a new Funko, there’s the other end of the scale. That’s where collectors Profile in History come in – and they were showing off a Star Wars lightsaber at the convention worth nearly $250,000!

While the lightsaber on show – an original production prop used by Luke Skywalker himself in 1977’s A New Hope – wasn’t officially for sale on the convention floor, Profiles in History’s website (via IGN) confirms that the collectors have already sold a similar lightsaber at auction for $240,000.

Of course, while it’s just the hilt of the lightsaber (so, no, you can’t go around slicing people with a bright blue laser!), it is undoubtedly one of the greatest movie props in history – hence the eye-watering fee. You’d imagine, now that the Jedi Master has shuffled off his mortal coil in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, that price is only going to up, too.

That’s not all that was showcased at the Profiles in History booth. Among my favourites was the real, no-foolin’ Golden Ticket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There’s even a set of Wolverine’s claws, but, uhh, good luck getting them through airport security! If any of those were to go to auction – and keep your eyes peeled because you never know – then they’d surely fetch a hefty sum.

How much would you pay for a piece of movie history? Let us know in the comments below!

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Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.