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Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber will soon be up for auction if you have a spare $270k

The original lightsaber wielded by Luke Skywalker in A New Hope will be on sale at an upcoming auction of film memorabilia in Los Angeles from December 11-14.

Hollywood auction house Profiles in History expects the iconic weapon to fetch up to US$200,000 (A$271,600) on the day, which seems like a perfectly reasonable price for anyone rich enough to need this in their possession.

Reuters reports there will be more than 25 props from various films, including an original black TIE-fighter pilot helmet expected to go for as much as US$300,000 (A$407,000).

Black TIE-fighter helmet from A New Hope.

The murderous clone soldier look is really in this season.

If lightsabers and helmets aren’t your jam, how about a pair of C-3PO’s hands from Return of the Jedi? You might need to sell a few all of your possessions, given pre-sale estimates price it as high as US$60,000 (A$82,000).

There’ll also be a signed Stormtrooper helmet from The Force Awakens for around US$120,000 (A$163,000), a high-speed visual effects camera used on The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. and various other films for $150,000 (A$204,000), and a bunch of other highly sought-after pieces of memorabilia.

C3PO hands from Return of the Jedi.

Why own gloves when you can have clunky, impractical, golden hands from the 80s.

Stormtrooper helmet from The Force Awakens.

Perfect for all those The-Force-Awakens-stormtrooper-themed parties you go to.

A letter accompanying Skywalker’s lightsaber details how Oscar-winning set decorator Roger Christian made the prop “using whatever I could lay my hands on at the time”.

Other items and expected purchase prices include:

  • Sean Connery “James Bond 007” signature suit from You Only Live Twice.
  • Sigourney Weaver “Ripley” signature combat costume ensemble from Aliens.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger “Terminator” hero modified Winchester shotgun from Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
  • William Shatner “Captain Kirk” Starfleet tunic with insignia and rank braid from Star Trek: The Original Series.
  • Type-2 Phaser pistol from Star Trek: The Original Series.
  • Original Sylvester Stallone “Rambo” survival knives from First Blood and Rambo: First Blood Part II.
  • Margaret Hamilton “Wicked Witch of the West” witch’s hat from The Wizard of Oz.

Visit the Profiles in History website for the full list.

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