Dec 16 2008Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber Sells At Auction


The lightsaber (which was made from part of a photography flashgun) that Mark Hamill swung around like the Star Wars Kid in A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back recently sold at auction for a cool £133,000 (~$206,000). Some other stuff from the movies sold as well, but for less dough.

An original section of the Death Star from the first 1977 movie also fetched £13,300 and C-3PO's helmet and robotic hands worn by British actor Anthony Daniels in the 1983 hit Star Wars: Return of the Jedi sold for £66,444 and £20,000 respectively.

I wish I had $200,000 bones to blow on movie props, because I would have bought that damn lightsaber. Then traded it for a truckload of hookers. And that, at least according to my grandpappy, is living the good life.

Use the profit, Luke! Lightsaber used by Luke Skywalker in Star Wars sold for £133,000 [dailymail]

Thanks to Ska, who once traded a Federation blaster for a night with an Ewok.

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I betcha it doesn't even work anymore

Holy crap... I get the whole "collector" side of things, but that's just plain wiitarded

Technically it hasnt even been used yet since Star Wars takes place in the future. So it of course works as if its brand new

First to say first

@3 you dumb ass LONG LONG AGO! in a galaxy far far away....

it couldnt be the one from both A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back since those were two seperate sabers... i know im a dork

Well worth the price. Could get your money back with it. Just cut your way into a bank. Or, a jewlery store vault. Many way's to get your money back.

oh and here is a neat little site:

You could make one of these [in just a few minutes] using an apple corer, a laser pointer, and a few odds and ends from a good mechanical parts collection. Santa helps those who help themselves... ;-)

Yea, I don't usually say it but @3.

EPIC FAIL. dumbass

@8 what do you expect with a name like bubba

I got better things to do with ~$206,000!! and no GW, it does not included hookers or anything with sex

@10 what about drugs?


This is a complete photoshop job. You can tell its a fake because the shadow's are all wrong.

This is exactly like that scene in the movie Never Back Down where Max sells his bicycle light at an auction, and is surprised he doesn't get enough money to buy any Del Tacos. So he hides in a cardboard box and sneaks into the back door and grabs some when nobody is looking. This works out fine until he is mistaken for a crate of fries and is stored in the freezer.

@10 - if thats true your a fag.

This reminds me of the time I was at an auction trying to get some StarWars memero....memore....memorab.....stuff. Anyway, I won the bid on Darth Vaders helmet. I wanted to wear it when I invade Iraq. The auctioner guy slammed his gavel and yelled "sold". Then he proceeded to take his shoes off and throw them at me. I managed to dodge both shoes before my secret service, code named Skywalker was able to subdue him to the ground.

What was the question again?

This light saber is a fake! You can tell because it doesn't come complete with the Jedi Council's Proof of Authenticity Certificate. Without at least a photoshopped
Jedi Council's Proof of Authenticity Certificate you won't get more than 500 picturess of a seven legged spider for one these sold on eBay. Believe you me because I have tried.

I am reminded of a scene in the movie "Ever Give Up" when Jeff sells all of Daryls collectible Star Wars figurines on eBay for a three way ticket to Las Vegas he purchased from expedia dot com. Then he hi-jacks a Flying Elvis plane and drops a pay load of hookers that he found hanging out by a washateria. That movie is a classic romantic comedy with a sci-fi horror twist.

I'm very honestly amazed that it sold for that cheap.

George "Dubya" Bush once again awesome... Daisy once again I hate you!!! Finaly I wish I knew about this ahead of time it would have been great for thanksgiving!!!

P.S. Daisy you are in fact the reason we can't have nice things and for that I still hate you!!!

I can make one of these with a few car parts welded to aluminum parts I found in a Wolf Camera Exchange shop that was going out of business last year.

My light saber is better because it was used by Mel Gibson in the cut scenes from "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome" starring Mel Gibson and Master Blaster!

This light saber has a chainsaw welded onto it. How bad ass is that? I bet you've never seen a light saber like this before. that is of course unlesss you saw the cut scenes from the movie "Star Wars: Episode: -iV: Mad Max: Before Thunderdome"

The handle/grip part looks horribly uncomfortable to hold...

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