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Original Lightsabers Sell for $284,000

Aug 01, 2005 | 10:58am EDT

The legendary lightsabers brandished by Star Wars characters Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader have been sold for a staggering $284,000 at a sci-fi auction in Beverly Hills, California.

Gary Kurtz, the producer of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back sold the weapons for double their estimated value. Skywalker's lightsaber raised $200,000 while Vader's went for just $118,000.

Kurtz's sold a host of other Star Wars props on July 29 including Yoda's walking stick, for $50,000 Skywalker's X-Wing flight suit for $70,000 and a Chewbacca mask for $50,000.

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