If you’re a living, breathing human being, you’ve probably imagined you were Luke Skywalker at some point in your past, waving around an imaginary buzzing lightsaber in your backyard to defeat bad guys on the Dark Side. (I’ll bet $50 your older brother was Darth Vader.) And sure, you’re a grown man now, but admit it: It would still be pretty fucking fun to play Star Wars.
Good news: If you still have an active imagination but have since acquired lots and lots of money, you can actually buy the Skywalker Lightsaber used in both A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. The epic prop is just one of many Hollywood relics being sold in an upcoming auction from Profiles in History, which will take place June 26-28 in Los Angeles.
Profiles in History is pegging the lightsaber to go for between $150,000 and $250,000. The last time it was sold, producer Gary Kurtz forked over $240,000 for it, and for this auction, he’s including a personalized letter with the lightsaber to prove it’s legit. Relax, guys. Gary Kurtz wouldn’t do you dirty like that.
But hey, let’s say $250,000 is a little rich for your blood. (I mean, I’d argue that you can’t really put a price on LUKE SKYWALKER’S ACTUAL GODDAMN LIGHTSABER. To each his own.) In that case, maybe you’d prefer to bid on the Golden Ticket that Charlie Bucket used to enter Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory in the classic ‘71 flick? Eh? Profiles in History estimates that the ticket, which is not made of actual gold, will sell between $40,000 and $60,000.
Also up for grabs: The Atlantean Sword that Arnold Schwarzenegger used in Conan the Barbarian (also expected to reach up to $60,000), Leonardo DiCaprio’s outfit from Titanic (as high as $150,000) and Bill Paxton’s armor from Alien (up to $15,000, a real steal). Get ready to blow your geek budget.