There are plenty of new Star Wars toys and collectibles, especially after that Sept. 4th launch to ready us for the upcoming release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” but really cool stuff isn’t new–it’s old. Items from the Star Wars movies are up for auction beginning Sept. 23. Put yourself on London time and take a look at what is out there.
The actual auction is on Wednesday, 23 September at 2 p.m. London time at the Odeon BFI Imax:
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk
London SE1 8XR
Lot #363. Royal Naboo Guard’s CR-2 Blaster from “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” (1999). A Royal Naboo Guard’s CR-2 Blaster from “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. ‘ Blasters were used by Queen Amidala’s (Natalie Portman) security forces during the finale as they retook the capital from the droid occupation. The CR-2 Blaster is based on a Calico M961A and has been cast in dense foam with resin and metal components added to give it a futuristic look. The body of the gun is cast directly from a Calico submachine gun and has original factory markings embedded on the sides. One of the grip
attachments and the top mounted scope are made from resin while the barrel is made from metal. This item shows wear due to production use and age, with one of the foam side attachments no longer firmly attached in place. The blaster otherwise remains in very good used condition. Dimensions: 42 cm x 25 cm x 10 cm (16 ½” x 10” x 4”) £2,000-3,000.
Lot #364. Naboo Security Officer Blaster “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” (1999). A Royal Naboo Guard’s S-5 Heavy Blaster Pistol from “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” S-5 Heavy Blaster Pistols were used by Captain Panaka (Hugh
Quarshie) and the security personnel of Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman) during the battle to reclaim Naboo’s Theed Palace from the Trade Federation. The S-5 blaster is built on a casting of a Walther LPM-1 air gun with various dress-up components including faux scopes and attachments under the barrel. It is made of solid resin and finished in black, faux-silver and metallic brass paint, with wood-effect paint use for the pistol grip. Displaying some wear from use and signs of an on-set repair on the detailing beneath the barrel, the piece remains in very good condition. Dimensions: 41 cm x
20 cm x 5 cm (16 ¼” x 8” x 2”) £3,000-4,000.
Lot #391. Stormtrooper Helmet from “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” (1980). A Stormtrooper helmet from “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.” Imperial stormtroopers wore their standard-issue helmets during
the Empire’s hunt for Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).
The helmet, known as a “Mk II” style, is constructed of vac-formed ABS plastic sections for the faceplate, dome and communicator ear piece with green acrylic lenses installed in the eye recesses. The face plate “tusks” are made of white resin with metal vent sections installed at the front. Rubber trim is present at the helmet’s neck opening, and a replacement rubber trim piece is applied to the helmet’s brow. Black paint is applied to the chin and mouth vent with decals applied to the helmet’s cheeks and temples. A foam lining is present for comfort during wear. The “Mk II” style helmets were created during the production of Empire when producer Gary Kurtz noticed the original costumes, which had been recycled from the first film, were showing excessive wear and tear. Well-used, the piece displays some wear from use and time
spent in storage, including discoloration and cracks to the white plastic; and the communicator ear piece on the left side
of the helmet is no longer present. The helmet remains overall in good condition. Dimensions: 29 cm x 29 cm x 30 cm (11 ½”x 11 ½” x 12”). £40,000-60,000.
Lot #409. Anakin Skywalker (Sebastian Shaw) Facial Appliances and Lifeboats from “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” (1983). Anakin Skywalker’s (Sebastian Shaw) scar appliances and a lifecast from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. These film-used appliances were worn by the Sebastian Shaw when Luke (Mark Hamill) unmasked his father near the end of the film. While actor David Prowse performed most of Darth Vader’s scenes due to his tall stature, Sebastian Shaw was cast to
play the face of the character, which was revealed at the end of “Return of the Jedi.” The scar appliances are made of foam latex that is adhered to a rubber bald cap fitted for Sebastian Shaw. The bald cap is painted a pale skin color with the scars resembling melted skin that has healed over time. The largest scar extends from the top of the scalp to the back of the head, while a smaller scar extends under Anakin’s left eye. The scar appliance bald cap is fitted to a lifecast of Sebastian Shaw which was cast during the production. Made of plaster, the lifecast is mounted to a wood base that is wrapped in black fabric. This lot shows minor wear to the appliances due to production use and age; however it remains overall in very good condition. Dimensions: 36 cm x 38 cm x 30 cm (14” x 15” x 12”). £30,000-40,000.
These are part of Hollywood history and what Star Wars fan won’t feel the Force pulling them toward these rare finds? Just make sure your credit card won’t leave you on the Dark Side.
You don’t need Jedi mind tricks to bid on these from the U.S. You don’t have to hop on an airplane to make the grab for these fab items. Bid live from anywhere in the world via Prop Store’s live online Auction Platform. Register today at:
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