I love Star Wars. My joining runs deep. But even my recurrent fanhood is tender by the Star Wars love this one abounding bidder valid at a new auction. A movie-used R2-D2 droid recently sole for $2.76 million, making it one of the many profitable pieces of Hollywood memorabilia ever sold.
If that sounds like a lot (it does, that’s crazy), consider that experts explain the droid is the “creme de la creme of film props” and something that you could “put next to a Picasso.” Of course, we always dreamed of stationing an astromech droid next to my Picasso and Monet.
The R2-D2 droid was sole by Profiles in History, an auction residence formed in Calabasas, California, as partial of its Hollywood Auction. The 43-inch high section was gathered from tools used via the filming of the original Star Wars trilogy from 1977-1983. Man, that little droid has been by a lot.
Prior to the auction, Stephanie Connell, a London-based film memorabilia consultant, pronounced that the R2 section was a very singular object to be sole at auction.
“This is not just a normal film prop. This is instantly recognizable, the creme de la creme of film props. This is something you could put right next to a Picasso.”
Sadly, the auction residence did not recover the temperament of the poser buyer, but we do know that it was the many costly object purchased during the auction. Other equipment included: Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber from the first two films ($450,000) and Darth Vader’s helmet from the strange film ($96,000).
Other sci-fi associated equipment enclosed a 23-ship collection from Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers ($1.8 million).
If only we was rich, I’d have the nerdiest Man Cave of all time.