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.
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