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The Empire Strikes Back Vader Costume For Sale

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the best-costume-ever dept.

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Now is your chance to own an original Darth Vader costume from the best of the Star Wars movies. Christie's auction house plans on putting it up for sale on Nov. 25 and it would be unwise to underestimate the value of this costume. From the article: "The jet-black helmet, mask and armor worn by the intergalactic villain are expected to sell for between 160,000 pounds and 230,000 pounds ($250,000 and $365,000) at a sale of pop culture memorabilia next month."

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Forget it (3, Funny)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041056)

I could buy David Prowse for a lot less than that.

Re:Forget it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34041412)

Who wants Prowse?

Buy a vocoder to sound like James Earl Jones for even less and get what we all wanted anyway.

Re:Forget it (1)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042050)

Seriously....The Empire Strikes Back was the "best" of the movie series??

I dunno, I remember being excited to see the sequel to Star Wars in the theater...and frankly, was disappointed in how it ended...just kinda stopped.

I wasn't expecting a middle chapter of a movie, it ended on a sour note, unlike the first one, etc.

I enjoyed it for it being a Star Wars movie, and I will admit I've warmed up to it more over the years, but my first impressions as a teen watching it back in the day, after waiting for it for so long..I was disappointed and I admit, that still effects my opinion of it to this day.

I much preferred the last one, Return of the Jedi to the Empire Strikes back.

Re:Forget it (3, Funny)

rthille (8526) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042494)

You preferred Ewoks? Are you fucking kidding me?

Re:Forget it (1)

Gizzmonic (412910) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042564)

I'll never understand why people shit on Return of the Jedi. Didn't you enjoy seeing Luke reach his full potential, and Darth Vader recover his good side? Also, compared to the prequels, Return of the Jedi is a masterpiece.

Re:Forget it (1)

Stupid McStupidson (1660141) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042694)

The Battle for Endor is a masterpiece compared to the prequels.

Re:Forget it (1)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042768)

"You preferred Ewoks? Are you fucking kidding me?"

As a kid, I really didn't notice them being terribly bad. Not my favorite characters, but certainly better that fucking Jar-Jar.

But over all, yes, I liked the movie better. It had a beginning, middle and exciting end with the heroes winning, like in the first one (at the time only 3).

Empire Strike Bad...didn't feel like a real movie, it was mostly just filler to link the first and last one. It was dark, and didn't have resolution at the end.

It certainly wasn't what I was expecting as a kid who had eagerly waited for the second Star Wars movie, after seeing the first one like 6-8 times on first release.

That impression of it from then...still colors my impression of it now like I'd mentioned in the OP.

Question: (3, Funny)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041112)

Does it come with the ability to use the Force? No? Then no deal.

Re:Question: (5, Funny)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041128)

It does come with the unlimited right to say "Luke, I am your father", which would normally get you kicked in the balls if said more than twice a year.

Re:Question: (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34041178)

"No, I am your father."

Re:Question: (1)

RevWaldo (1186281) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041736)

"No, I am your father."

- "Luke, I am your father!"
- No, its "No, I am your father!"
- Geek check! (kicks the correcter in the balls) Uh-oh, twice for flinching! (kick kick!)

.

Re:Question: (1)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041820)

That's why you need to buy this suit. I bet no one ever kicked Darth Vader in the balls!

Re:Question: (5, Funny)

Mongoose Disciple (722373) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041248)

It does come with the unlimited right to say "Luke, I am your father", which would normally get you kicked in the balls if said more than twice a year.

Eventually, your friends would alter that deal. Pray they don't alter it any further.

Re:Question: (1)

Isaac-Lew (623) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041392)

What if your son (or daughter) really is named Luke? [wikipedia.org]

Re:Question: (2, Insightful)

natehoy (1608657) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041742)

Then the little shit's gonna kick you in the balls anyway, so you might as well give them a reason.

Re:Question: (1)

PitaBred (632671) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042196)

I'm just wondering why that required a wikipedia link?

Re:Question: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34041878)

Um, I think that if you say "Luke, I am your father" while wearing the actual Darth Vader costume from the movie, you'll probably get kicked in the balls a lot harder. And you probably should.

Re:Question: (1)

Tyler Durden (136036) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041390)

I find your lack of faith... disturbing.

Re:Question: (2, Funny)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041474)

You know... If you sound just a LITTLE disinterested, you might be able to get them to throw in a lightsaber. But a No-deal off the bat... They'll go to the next customer.

Re:Question: (2, Funny)

by (1706743) (1706744) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041604)

Does it come with the ability to use the Force? No? Then no deal.

Well, that depends on the number of midi-chlorians in your bloodstre...no wait, wrong movie -- that wasn't from Star Wars...

Sithspawn! (5, Funny)

fahlesr1 (1910982) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041116)

The auction isn't in time for Halloween! What were they thinking!?!

Re:Sithspawn! (2, Funny)

scuzzlebutt (517123) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041240)

I find their lack of marketing savvy disturbing.

Re:Sithspawn! (2, Interesting)

Frederico Camara (976080) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041314)

What do you mean? It's not a costume.

Re:Sithspawn! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34041452)

What do you mean? It's not a costume.

The story title: "The Empire Strikes Back Vader Costume For Sale"

The first sentence of summary: "Now is your chance to own an original Darth Vader costume from the best of the Star Wars movies."

I think you need to elaborate on your argument that the item is not a costume. Your brief comment may not be giving the impression you had intended.

Re:Sithspawn! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34042280)

You do realize your argument depends on the accuracy of Slashdot summaries?

Re:Sithspawn! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34042568)

You do realize your argument depends on the accuracy of Slashdot summaries?

How could the summary be erroneous with respect to "costume"? Whether it is something authentic from the movie props / costumes department or something made by a fan it is still a costume. For it to be "not a costume" it would have to be a uniform from a long time ago and from far far away ...

Re:Sithspawn! (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041536)

I'll alert the costume department that they let a real space suit slip through their fingers.

Re:Sithspawn! (1)

nabsltd (1313397) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042710)

I'll alert the costume department that they let a real space suit slip through their fingers.

Obviously, the costume department needed to loosen their grip a bit.

Re:Sithspawn! (1)

Stregano (1285764) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041918)

Now what am I going to wear for Halloween?

I wanted to just throw crap at people and keep my arm extended so I can blame it on the force. Unfortunately, last time the cops did not buy that one and I got hauled downtown to take a drug test for thinking I could use "the force"

Re:Sithspawn! (1)

interval1066 (668936) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041626)

Mod up, dawg. Excellent point.

I don't say this often... (5, Interesting)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041150)

... But I'm actually a little too short for it. The actor who was in the costume was 6' 6.5", I don't quite make that height. And really, what good is a Vader costume that you can't wear?

Re:I don't say this often... (4, Insightful)

jandrese (485) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041198)

My guess is that if you're spending a quarter or a half million dollars on an outfit, you're not going to wear it much period. I suspect that it is going to end up behind a glass case for the remainder of its life.

Re:I don't say this often... (2, Informative)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041558)

You sure about that?

If I buy it, you can better well bet that I'll try it on at least once. Not that I'll advertise that when it's my turn to auction it off...

Re:I don't say this often... (5, Funny)

demonbug (309515) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041630)

My guess is that if you're spending a quarter or a half million dollars on an outfit, you're not going to wear it much period. I suspect that it is going to end up behind a glass case for the remainder of its life.

You are utterly, 100% wrong.

Obviously it will be in the glass case. Why would you put it behind a glass case? That doesn't make any sense at all.

Re:I don't say this often... (3, Interesting)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041990)

Because the first glass case is a decoy.

Re:I don't say this often... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34042024)

I would put it behind the case to hide it. Then when some super villain attacks the city, jump in the suit, fly my tie fighter out there and help!

Re:I don't say this often... (1)

acedotcom (998378) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042164)

Glass. REALLY? Real collectors keep their valuables in Carbonite. Havent you seen Empire Strikes Back?

Re:I don't say this often... (1)

nickdwaters (1452675) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042440)

That's the same thing I've argued for years. You don't take a shit, you give it.

Re:I don't say this often... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34041914)

You would obviously put it in a transparent aluminum case, insulting both fan bases at once.

Re:I don't say this often... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34042634)

No, if you're really rich you would hire an actor to wear the costume and stand behind you at meetings.

Re:I don't say this often... (2, Insightful)

M8e (1008767) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041316)

... But I'm actually a little too short for it. The actor who was in the costume was 1 fathom 1 shaftment, I don't quite make that height. And really, what good is a Vader costume that you can't wear?

Get your units right!

Re:I don't say this often... (1)

noidentity (188756) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041500)

... But I'm actually a little too short for it. The actor who was in the costume was 6' 6.5", I don't quite make that height.

Wow, I always thought Rick Moranis [5thandgoal.com] was shorter than that.

Re:I don't say this often... (2, Insightful)

nine-times (778537) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041784)

Are you also a little short for a Storm Trooper?

Re:I don't say this often... (2, Insightful)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041828)

Borrow some dragon platform boots from Gene Simmons. What could be cooler than Star Wars and KISS?

Re:I don't say this often... (1)

Arthur Grumbine (1086397) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042610)

What could be cooler than Star Wars and KISS?

Star Trek and Insane Clown Posse? BSG and Alice Cooper? Teletubbies and GWAR? Wait - scratch the sarcasm on that last one - that would be cool.

Re:I don't say this often... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34042560)

Well, you can always hope to buy the Dark Helmet costume... You can drink coffee through that one too.

Perfect Gift (5, Funny)

gblfxt (931709) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041182)

We know what Cheney is getting for an early Christmas present.....

Re:Perfect Gift (2, Informative)

Reverberant (303566) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041446)

Why would he want it? The TESB costume was based off the ordinal Cheney has.

Yes but... (1)

assemblerex (1275164) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041204)

will it blend???

Thought to have been made? (2, Insightful)

BoberFett (127537) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041230)

"Christie's said Wednesday that the costume is thought to have been made for "The Empire Strikes Back," the second film in George Lucas's sci-fi series, released in 1980."

I would think that somebody who may well drop a few hundred thousand Imperial credits on Star Wars memorabilia would want a bit more certainty than "We think this might be what it is, but we're fairly certain that some guy didn't just whip this up in his basement."

Re:Thought to have been made? (1)

j00r0m4nc3r (959816) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041400)

These might be the droids you're looking for...

Re:Thought to have been made? (1)

natehoy (1608657) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041796)

About an hour after I get back from the fabric store, I'll have about a dozen that are "thought to have been made" for the first movie. I just gotta find someone gullible enough to think that.

Awesome Christmas Card (3, Informative)

SpasticWeasel (897004) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041250)

Click through to the slideshow. The first pic is quite a nice one of Darth and Mrs Vader.

star wars ? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34041254)

idiotic

Re:star wars ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34041522)

Oh, yeah, one of you Trek guys. Let me try...

  • Democrat fantasy in space = "real sci-fi"
  • Republican fantasy in space = "fantasy in space"

Did I get it right?

In fairness, Trek has had some genuine SF episodes at one time or another -- happens when you get a couple dozen TV seasons and a dozen movies -- but the series as a whole is just as fantastic as Star Wars.

You Trekkies wouldn't know real SF if Honor Harrington kicked your sorry asses.

Re:star wars ? (2, Funny)

Conception (212279) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041860)

This is the most amazing reply I think I've seen on slashdot. What doesn't it have?! Trolling? Flaming? Irrationality? Presumptions? Arrogance? Everything!

I think we may have a winner here, guys.

Re:star wars ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34041908)

No. Star Wars : Good vs. Bad is simplistic.

intergalactic? (4, Informative)

doconnor (134648) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041260)

Darth Vader was hardly an intergalactic villain. His villainy was strictly limited to one galaxy.

Re:intergalactic? (5, Insightful)

viking099 (70446) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041328)

But he's also considered a villian HERE, because of his actions as shown in the documentaries.

And since it happened long ago in a galaxy far, far away, I think it's not totally inaccurate.

Re:intergalactic? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34041414)

Anyone who tries to convince you otherwise is using dark side mind control techniques.

Re:intergalactic? (2, Informative)

Arthur Grumbine (1086397) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042660)

But he's also considered a villian HERE, because of his actions as shown in the documentaries.

Also because of his actions robbing our banks [gothamist.com] , presumably to pay for his war.

Re:intergalactic? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34041424)

Intragalactic then?

also, this is an Empire Strikes Back version, why wasn't it reused for Revenge (oops, I mean Return) of the Jedi?

ob. Spaceballs (1)

Junior J. Junior III (192702) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041272)

That helmet is so big!

Can anyone lend me some cash....? (2, Funny)

BatGnat (1568391) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041300)

I'm a little short....

Re:Can anyone lend me some cash....? (1)

epedersen (863120) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041540)

Sure, I will loan you a 10, but I get to use it for Halloween 2011.

Re:Can anyone lend me some cash....? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34042152)

So are we giving money to short people now?

Times must be tough (1)

Jack9 (11421) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041398)

Someone is choosing to liquidate this now, after Halloween. Other than complete random circumstance, I'd wager that the collector is looking for income or to cover a loss. Economic times are tough for mr. anon high end collector.

I sense (1)

moeluv (1785142) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041444)

a disturbance in the force, it's as if a million aalowance dependent voices cried out from a million basements in desperation and then were silenced.........

Vader? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34041496)

Nooooooooo!

Ultimate midnight release costume (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34041508)

This would be great for wearing to the release of Star Wars episode 7 and the rest of the sequel trilogy when they finally come out about the same time as Duke Nukem Forev... oh darn I can't use that joke anymore.

Empire was not the best of the movies. (3, Informative)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041512)

I really don't get why people think Empire was the best. It was all connective tissue, with no real story to it, and deliberately ended without a resolution. The first one was self-contained and is rightly deemed one of the greatest movies ever made. The third one resolved the trilogy, but of course...ewoks...so it can't contend.

What? There were three more? Huh. Not part of this series, certainly... No matter.

The point is, Star Wars is the best Star Wars movie. Empire is flashy and necessary to continuing the story, but is still just a sequel and certainly not superior.

Regardless, I will be auctioning my left nut in order to raise funds to bid on this dress. Precisely because I'm rational.

Re:Empire was not the best of the movies. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34041666)

I liked Empire Strikes Back the best of them.

You couldn't say any of the other movies were better than Empire. Maybe that's enough.

Re:Empire was not the best of the movies. (2, Interesting)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041792)

I mostly agree, and am a bigger than most star wars fan. Some might say much bigger. Empire seems to be one of the few that I fall asleep while watching. I find it to be one of the better played but less interesting or fun of the 3 originals. If that makes any sense.

Re:Empire was not the best of the movies. (1)

tuffy (10202) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041946)

I believe "Empire" is so fondly remembered because it expanded so much on the first and delivered so much potential for a third. Obi-Wan had lied to Luke about his father. The Luke-Leia-Han triangle suddenly got more complicated. There was another Jedi.

All that glorious potential that the third movie promptly piddled down its leg by resolving it all in the least dramatic ways possible. But still, when I rewatch "Empire" to this day, I can still recall how good its sequel could have been.

Re:Empire was not the best of the movies. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34041950)

What? There were three more? Huh. Not part of this series, certainly... No matter.

Oh, good, that means Lucas can finally make them. That's good, because he's always wanted to make a three-hour documentary on Nabuu bureaucracy as narrated by an Ewok, and since he never made any prequels, he can get to work!

Or maybe you can drop the overused meme, take your fingers out of your ears, admit your god-director made a mistake, and pray said mistake is explicitly remembered through all time so someone else doesn't try to make it worse.

Re:Empire was not the best of the movies. (3, Interesting)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042000)

Yeah. Whatever did happen to Highlander 2?

Re:Empire was not the best of the movies. (1)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042120)

I really don't get why people think Empire was the best.

Leia's metal bikini?

Re:Empire was not the best of the movies. (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042250)

Oh crap. That's a game-changer...

Uhh....no. Still going to go with "has beginning, a middle, and an end" as a big part of what makes a movie good.

Re:Empire was not the best of the movies. (1)

universalconstant (1269920) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042366)

No, that was in Return of the Jedi after she gets captured trying to rescue Hans who was frozen in Empire. It's still the worst of the three films, despite the bikini.

Re:Empire was not the best of the movies. (1)

insertwackynamehere (891357) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042504)

Wrong film bucko

Re:Empire was not the best of the movies. (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042616)

Aha!

And I fell for it.

I think the Ewoks have made me forget that there's still contained regions of awesome in Jedi.

Re:Empire was not the best of the movies. (1)

BobMcD (601576) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042758)

You seem to have been fooled into believing that there were three films in the original 'trilogy'. This is not the case. There was one movie, Star Wars, which did really well and got remade via two separate parts: Empire and Jedi.

Synopsis:

Luke learns about who he is, his history and the force. Plucky rebels blow up the death star.

Was I describing the first movie, or the second two?

What the hell does that mean? (1)

qoncept (599709) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041532)

and it would be unwise to underestimate the value of this costume.

What the fuck does that mean? Can you imagine if you thought this costume would sell for $200k and came in to work next week only to find out someone paid $280k?

Re:What the hell does that mean? (1)

peteinok (1825618) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041564)

“Never underestimate the power of the dark side”. So says Yoda to Luke in the second Star Wars trilogy. Words learned from bitter experience. play on words, ya douche.

Re:What the hell does that mean? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34041768)

It means you should GTFO because you don't recognize not one, but two Star Wars references mashed into a tasty little morsel...

"You are unwise to lower your defences."
"You underestimate the power of the dark side."

If you will not mish-mash Star Wars references, then you will meet your destiny.

Or maybe not (1)

SilverJets (131916) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041804)

Christie's said Wednesday that the costume is thought to have been made for "The Empire Strikes Back," the second film in George Lucas's sci-fi series, released in 1980.

In other words, they don't know the lineage of this suit. So it could be something made by a collector and not have actually been used in any of the movies.

Re:Or maybe not (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042148)

Sounds more like a game of telegraph than a clue to a scam.

Christie's isn't going to get itself involved in selling knockoffs using verbage that might allow people to mistake it for the genuine goods.

Rather than a fake, it's probably got papers saying it came from ILM's storage unit, but that ILM doesn't remember which version of the costume this was or which movie it was in.

In any case, the auction catalog [christies.com] will be more distinct about it. And a quick scan shows they get very detailed about what parts of the costume are original and which are copies based on the original parts, plus letters from principals, yadda yadda The catalog also includes some other things of almost the same level of importance, like James Bond props and animation cels from Danger Mouse.

I may have to sell my right nut, too...

Re:Or maybe not (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042290)

Oh, and did I mention the Captain Janeway uniform and... pardon my drool... a HAL 9000 faceplate (like this only more worn [homestead.com] )?

Investment Options (2, Interesting)

BJ_Covert_Action (1499847) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041824)

You know, most of my older co-workers keep telling me to invest in real estate as it is the best sure-fire long term investment out there. For the price of a condo in California, I could afford this Darth Vader costumer. I wonder if investing in iconic Hollywood paraphernalia is actually a better investment strategy than real estate...

Re:Investment Options (2, Insightful)

natehoy (1608657) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042240)

See, now, there's your problem. You're confusing condos with actual real estate. The actual value of a condo is in the building, and those deteriorate. A condo is a very-long-term lease you pay for up front. If you want a relatively cheap place to live, a condo may not be a terribly bad deal. Just compare it to rental and see how things work out for you based on how long you think you'll be living there, what the condo market has done, what you think it might do, etc.

If you want to invest in real estate, invest in real estate. As in something where you own the land underneath it. That way, even if the house itself devalues as it ages, you've still got a pretty much permanent asset.

Re:Investment Options (1)

JustinOpinion (1246824) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042718)

I wonder if investing in iconic Hollywood paraphernalia is actually a better investment strategy than real estate...

The problem is that these well-publicized stories about massive prices for movie props or other fan items can leave people with the impression that movie props in general have investment value. However what you don't hear about is the massive number of movie props that are totally worthless. Sure, if you can know ahead of time what movies are going to become cult classics, then you can buy up their props or early merchandise for cheap, and sell it decades later at a massive profit. However if you have that kind of prescience then you could probably make even more money investing directly in the movies or in some other market.

The fact is that these high-profile sales represent a vanishing minority compare to all the movie props and movie merchandise that is absolutely worthless. And once items become extremely valuable, they become like many other kinds of art. Yes, they do tend to go up in value over time, so you could buy this costume and try to resell it years later. But the market for resale is quite small and fickle, so the investment is not at all liquid, and the investment is fairly risky. Not a great combination if your intention is to make money. Rich people buy expensive art as status symbols (or because they genuinely like it), they don't make much money from the value of the art appreciating over time. (Yes, there are always exceptions.)

So, no, investing in Hollywood paraphernalia is not a good investment strategy.

Also for sale! (1)

countSudoku() (1047544) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041848)

The vacuum cleaner and toaster from Hardware Wars and one of the seat cushions from Luke's land speeder! NOW how much would you pay?!

Spaceballs (The Movie) Dark Helmet (2, Interesting)

PatPending (953482) | more than 3 years ago | (#34041892)

I'm gonna wait for the Dark Helmet [imdb.com] outfit worn by Rick Moranis in Spaceballs [imdb.com]

Auction value is incorrect (1)

srailsback (1929990) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042028)

Sadly, the custom does not include the original box and the light saber is missing. It's only worth half the value listed.

Who cares anyway... (1)

DBCubix (1027232) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042124)

It was a long time ago in a place far far away

I can't wait for the Youtube video (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34042236)

Odds are it'll be bought by a Japanese businessman that will post a video of himself dancing in it with a pink tutu stretched over it.

The best? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34042410)

Is the Empire Strikes Back really considered the best one? I always liked the first one the most (followed by Return of the Jedi as second best). I thought Empire Strikes Back was the weakest of the three. HOWEVER, I will admit that after many years I did go back and watch Empire Strikes Back and it was a lot better than I remembered it. Still not the best one though. IMHO.

Another nerdy item at auction (1)

Verdatum (1257828) | more than 3 years ago | (#34042478)

According to the catalog for the November 25th auction, Slashdotters may be interested to know they will also be auctioning a HAL-9000 faceplate, believed to have been used in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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