Even though plenty of Star Wars fans had bad things to say about “Revenge of the Sith”, it still did a great job in showing us how Darth Vader came to be. Now, with “The Force Awakens” on the horizon, numerous fans are waiting for the film’s December release with bated breath, and as a result, plenty of Star Wars memorabilia and special edition items are beginning to sell like hot cakes. With this in mind, we decided to compile a list containing 8 of the most expensive Star Wars-related items, including props, accessories and figurines. Enjoy!
Louis Vuitton and Coco Chanel Themed Lego Star Wars Artwork – $2,200 to $4,200
Geeky fashion enthusiasts will definitely want to have a look at these unique Louis Vuitton and Coco Chanel Lego Star Wars items. One particular artwork stands out, as it includes a golden Chanel-branded C3PO droid. Dubbed V3PO, the droid is depicted against a backdrop of the Louis Vuitton monogram, and he is clearly meant to represent the light side of the Force. The dark side is represented by Darth Vader, who wears a Louis Vuitton belt and sits in front of a Chanel emblem. Each print comes in 24″ x 24″ and 42″ x 42″.
Neiman Marcus 14 Karat Gold Darth Vader Cuff Links – $4,500
Neiman Marcus is no stranger to creating high-end accessories, some of which have rather unusual designs. These Neiman Marcus 14k gold Darth Vader and Yoda cufflinks are a part of a limited edition, and apart from depicting these renowned Star Wars characters, they also come with round backs engraved with the symbols of the Galactic Empire of the Rebel Alliance.
Devon Star Wars Watch – $28,500
The Devon Star Wars timepiece was inspired in its design by Darth Vader, who is arguably the most renowned and notorious character in the entire Star Wars universe. The watch also draws inspiration from Vader’s own TIE fighter, and it was created using outstanding materials such as Diamond-Like Carbon steel and several other aerospace grade elements. These include a hybrid electro-mechanical power source, glass-enforced nylon belts, electrical contacts and optical recognition cells. As part of a limited edition, this $28,500 watch is accompanied by a pair of Star Wars cuff links.
Princess Leia’s Gold Bikini – $96,000
There’s no point in beating around the bush. Princess Leia was hot back in the day, and there’s nobody that can say otherwise. As a result, the bikini worn by Carrie Fisher during Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi is probably the most coveted piece of clothing ever designed for the franchise, which is why it comes with a ridiculous price tag of $96,000. Word is that Carrie found it very awkward to wear the pair while shooting the movie, but this hasn’t stopped her from delivering a stellar performance. The Leia “slave” metal bikini was created using flexible gold-painted red dense-urethane rubber, just in case you were curious.
T.I.E. Fighter Movie Model – $170,000
The original Star Wars films were created using different technologies when compared to the modern ones, which means that they relied heavily on props for action-based scenes. This original T.I.E. fighter model from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope measures 18 x 14 inches and is mounted on a 24-inch display base. This particular TIE fighter has not seen much action, and given the fact that it is in mint condition, it will surely find a new owner very soon.
Darth Vader’s Costume – $230,000
Sure, you could go ahead and purchase a regular Darth Vader costume from your local costume shop, but if you really have the money for it, you should definitely go for the real thing. This particular costume was used in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and it was put up for auction by Christies. Unfortunately, since the reserve price was not met, the costume failed to find a buyer and the bidding was closed at about $230,000.
Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber – $240,000
We’re actually quite surprised that Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber features a price tag of just $240,000 given the character’s significance in the story. This unique prop was used by Mark Hamill in the Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back movies, and it truly represents an incredible part of sci-fi history. Described as “an elegant weapon for a more civilized age,” the lightsaber was given to Luke by Obi-Wan Kenobi in the film.
Panavision PSR 35mm motion picture camera used for Star Wars – $625,000
Finally, the most expensive item on our list is this Panavision PSR 35mm motion picture camera, which was put under the hammer for the staggering price of $625,000. The camera is fully functional and was used by George Lucas to film the original Star Wars trilogy, which makes it highly coveted by movie collectors and other Star Wars fans.