Original Lightsabers Up for Auction

The legendary lightsabers brandished by Star Wars characters Luke Skywalker and
Darth Vader are up for auction alongside a bevy of memorabilia from the sci-fi

The iconic weapons, which go under the hammer on July 29, have been
valued at a staggering $140,000 by Los Angeles auction house Profiles
in History.

Other items soon to be at the centre of a bidding frenzy include Skywalker’s
orange X-Wing pilot jumpsuit, which is valued at $80,000, Yoda’s
mask, and a Stormtrooper “blaster” weapon.

The lightsaber used by Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back is likely to
fetch $60,000, while the Jedi Knight’s weapon is estimated to reach
$80,000 in the auction.

But bidders will be disappointed if they expect the sabers to light up as
they did on screen–their glowing appearance was all down to special effects.

All 75 items are presently owned by Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz who created
a huge prop archive with Star Wars historian Jason Joiner.

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