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We wants it, precious!!!! [Jul. 6th, 2005|03:59 pm]
Zoethe
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Oh, to be rich....

Luke Skywalker's light saber up for highest bid


LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Two of the most famous props in US film history -- light sabers belonging to Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader of "Star Wars" fame -- will go under the hammer in late July auction, organizers said.

Dozens of objects from George Lucas' celebrated sci-fi saga will go the highest bidders at the July 29 auction in Beverly Hills organized by Profiles in History, which specializes in the sale of film props.

The Jedi knight's light saber, owned by "Star Wars" producer Gary Kurtz, is estimated to sell for between 60,000 and 80,000 dollars.

The light saber used by the evil Darth Vader character in "The Empire Strikes Back" is estimated to go for 40,000 to 60,000 dollars.

The light sabers, of course, worked only on screen with the help of special effects. Luke's weapon, shown on Profiles in History's website, is a silvery tube with a black handle.

The 75 objects up for bid include Skywalker's orange "X-Wing" pilot jumpsuit, estimated to go for 60,000 to 80,000 dollars. Actor Mark Hamill wore the suit for flight scenes in "Stars Wars" and "The Empire Strikes Back."

A Stormtrooper "blaster" weapon used in "Star Wars" is expected to sell for between 25,000 and 30,000 dollars, while a latex mask used for the green Yoda character may go for 8,000 to 10,000 dollars, organizers said.
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[User Picture]From: crystalrowan
2005-07-06 08:20 pm (UTC)
I KNOW!! This is the first time I've ever truly wished that I had enough money to buy something only rich stupid people would waste money on...

*drool*
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-07-06 08:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah. $80,000.

Bet it goes for at least $250,000.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-06 08:43 pm (UTC)
We're putting together a bidding group here at the office. We're up to five people. We figure if we get a sixth each of us can have it for two months out of the year. [g]
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[User Picture]From: lyssabard
2005-07-06 09:43 pm (UTC)
Instead of the exercise bike, you need to come up with a post for just why you need this. Perhaps to avoid severe depression and the eating of the burger? To fulfill a life's dream before you die?

Something like that. :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-06 10:52 pm (UTC)
Don't think it didn't cross my mind. [g]
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[User Picture]From: suzieboz
2005-07-07 12:12 am (UTC)

You too huh? Do you think I can add this to my wedding registry?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-07 01:21 am (UTC)
Seems perfectly reasonable to me.
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[User Picture]From: suzieboz
2005-07-07 01:36 am (UTC)
Cool. Like I really need new towels. So I can count on you for a blaster then?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-07 01:38 am (UTC)
I said it was reasonable to put it on the list. Hate to say it, darlin', but if I bought any of those toys they would be MINE! MY OWN!!!
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[User Picture]From: suzieboz
2005-07-07 01:39 am (UTC)
Is "only child syndrome" rubbing off from someone?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-07 01:57 am (UTC)
Dude, it's Star Wars!
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[User Picture]From: suzieboz
2005-07-07 01:58 am (UTC)
I know, I know. This is coming from the woman who took all the kids to Burger King for happy meals and then kept all their toys..... (I've almost got them all too!)
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[User Picture]From: kathrynrose
2005-07-07 03:23 am (UTC)
I can see it now - "The Blogathon for Gini's new light saber..."
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-07 03:28 am (UTC)
Or I could just tell everyone that my cat was set on fire.

Kind of takes the fun out of the hamburger bit. What an ass.
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[User Picture]From: kathrynrose
2005-07-07 03:45 am (UTC)
Oh wow. I think I'm glad I'm a few days behind in my LJ reading, or I'd probably be one of the pissed people who donated to this person. How ironic is it to want to restore one person's faith in humanity by crushing the faith of a hundred others? If that story is even real.

Oh, and I hadn't yet seen the burger post when I commented to this one. That's what I get for trying to catch up in reverse chronological order.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-07 10:41 am (UTC)
Wow, I was totally cryptic on you! [g]
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