A $1.4-Million Solid Gold Darth Vader Helmet

April 27, 2017

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This is the one-of-a-kind 24k gold Darth Vader helmet crafted and being sold by Japanese jeweler Tanaka Kikinzoku to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars franchise. It weighs 33 pounds and appears to be life-size or near life-size -- I'm having a hard time comparing it to the woman's head for reference. I mean, why wouldn't they make it life-size, right? *Googles for other references* Okay, other people are saying it is, in fact, life size. MYSTERY SOLVED. Still, I can't think about Darth Vader's mask without thinking of when Luke helps him remove it at the end of Return Of The Jedi and his head looks like a hardboiled egg somebody peeled in a hurry.

Keep going for one more shot, a picture of Vader's egg head for reference, and a short video which also showcases some solid gold Star Wars coins selling for a scant $1,200 - $11,000.

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Thanks to vishal, who agrees the rebels should purchase the mask, then melt it to build droids to help fight for the cause. Or destroy it in Mount Doom.

  • Short Circuit 2 did it better.

    http://img1.wikia.nocookie....

  • Titty McNipplefondler

    sniff, I'm not crying

  • Paul Evans

    So yeah this is NOT solid all the way through. 33lbs of gold is 776 ml in volume according to Wolfram Alpha:http://www.wolframalpha.com...

  • Kaizer Chief

    No way that's solid though... It would weigh a hell of a lot more than 33lbs if it was.

  • da1nonlysage

    If its wearable then it could be pretty thin. I doubt they'd make it if it weighed more than a few gold bars

  • DeksamTorrac

    Looks like the designer took an actual replica helmet, made a plaster mold from it, melted it out and then injected molten gold into the cavity, Later buff it out. Pretty easy to do.

  • Jetch Vargas

    yup, also this stuff is for display only to show GOLD. But they can melt it and make a hello kitty anniversary dildo with it.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Tempting, but I'm going to wait for the 50th anniversary full armor...

  • Bling Nye
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