Original Darth Vader helmet worn by David Prowse in The Empire Strikes back sells at auction for $ 900,000 to mysterious bidder
- A Darth Vader helmet sold to a mysterious bidder for $ 900,000 in Los Angeles
- Headwear were worn in The Empire Strikes Back, the sequel to the original from 1980
- Darth Vader, David Prowse and James Earl Jones were played in the original films
- It is in this film that Darth Vader reveals that he is the father of his Luke Skywalker
There is an anonymous bidder, who is like the legions of millions around the world – a fanatic Star Wars fan.
However, this person paid $ 898,420 for the Darth Vader helmet that was worn in The Empire Strikes Back, the sequel to the 1980 original – A New Hope. The auction took place on Thursday in Los Angeles.
The fiberglass headwear would reach around $ 500,000, but a bidding frenzy for film memorabilia brought the price tag to the stratosphere, according to Mirror.
A mysterious bidder bought the Darth Vader helmet worn in The Empire Strikes Back for $ 900,000
It is in The Empire Strikes Back that Darth Vader reveals that protagonist Luke Skywalker is his son
It is in The Empire Strikes Back that Darth Vader, also known by ardent followers such as Anakin Skywalker, played by David Prowse and voiced by James Earl Jones, reveals that protagonist Luke Skywalker is his son.
While wearing that mask, Darth Vader said the famous rule: & # 39; The power is with you, young Skywalker, but you are not yet a Jedi. & # 39;
After all costs were added, the buyer earned more than $ 1.1 million to own a piece of film history. In contrast, a vintage Han Solo firearm raised $ 550,000 in June.
A famous scene from The Empire Strikes Back is depicted. Luke Skywalker and Darth Vadar are depicted
A movie poster for The Empire Strikes Back is shown. The helmet that was sold could be seen in this film
Profiles in History, at which the auction took place, said the helmet is at the top of the wish list for Star Wars collectors.
& # 39; [It is] extremely rare and considered the holy grail of science fiction artifacts, & # 39; said Profiles in History syfy.com.
Thursday's auction had nearly 1,000 items on the block.
The Empire Strikes Back, the second movie in the Star Wars series, earned more than $ 500 million in receipts worldwide. In total, the franchise has raised more than $ 9 billion.
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