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$100k For Kenobi's Cloak

CmdrTaco posted more than 7 years ago | from the gonk-still-in-dumpster dept.

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dws90 writes "The cloak worn by Sir Alec Guinness when he played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars original trilogy has been sold at a TV and Cinema auction. The cloak sold for £54,000, which is about $103,923 according to Google calculator. According to the article, the cloak was missing for nearly 30 years, during which it was rented out to a number of other films, including the Mummy. It was found two years ago, and has been part of a film memorabilia exhibition in London since then. The cloak sold for more than any of the other movie costumes the article listed, beating out Sean Connery's dinner jacket from Thunderball and a helmet worn by Terry Jones in Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

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140 comments

The Mummy? (1)

CaptainBruce (1066858) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261264)

I didn't know there were Jedi in the Mummy!!

Re:The Mummy? (3, Funny)

NinjaTariq (1034260) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262232)

Didn't you know Rick was a Jedi Knight and Jonathan was his Padewan... And Imhotep was really Jonathan and Evelyn's father. However the sabre battle was cut out during post production due to copyright issues with Lucas.

Only $100k? (5, Insightful)

EveryNickIsTaken (1054794) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261266)

I'd imagine that Leia's slave outfit from ROTJ would go for much, much more than $100k.

Re:Only $100k? (5, Funny)

Sobrique (543255) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261272)

Depends who was wearing it last.

Re:Only $100k? (1)

ravenfan (1070656) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261322)

Makes you wonder how much the Cloak of Invisibility with fetch.

Re:Only $100k? (5, Funny)

D-Cypell (446534) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261300)

It's funny you should say that, because as soon as I read this story, my first reaction was...

"There is a millionaire out there that is gonna be doing some 'roleplay' tonight!".

Re:Only $100k? (5, Funny)

Billosaur (927319) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261544)

Really? I picture some rich Geek-onaire putting it on, walking into bars, strolling up to beautiful women and intoning "I'm the Jedi you're looking for." But that's just one point of view.

Re:Only $100k? (0)

Captain Splendid (673276) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261570)

"Cum on my face, and I will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine."

Re:Only $100k? (2, Funny)

Afrosheen (42464) | more than 7 years ago | (#18263930)

A guy would be saying this?

  I think I just threw up a little bit. In my mouth.

Re:Only $100k? (3, Funny)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 7 years ago | (#18263074)

You are in front of a mirror, trying it on right now, aren't you?

Re:Only $100k? (2, Funny)

techpawn (969834) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261736)

What? I like Obi Wan Kenobi/gyn?

Re:Only $100k? (1)

AnotherHiggins (925608) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262792)

Ya missed it. OB/GYN Kenobi would have been funnier.

Re:Only $100k? (5, Funny)

Megane (129182) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261798)

Maybe BloodNinja bought it...

"Aight, I put on my robe and wizard hat. AND KENOBI'S ROBE!"

Re:Only $100k? (1)

Jeff DeMaagd (2015) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261608)

It doesn't matter, I think either would reinforce the notion that Star Wars fans have too much money and not enough good sense.

Re:Only $100k? (4, Funny)

leamanc (961376) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261952)

Only if it came with 1983-vintage, coked-out Carrie Fisher pre-installed in it.

It's what the mafiaa has been preaching for years (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262814)

It's not the MEDIUM that's valuable, it's the CONTENT...

Of course, it wasn't very pretty... (4, Funny)

jpellino (202698) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261276)

With the earlier owners standing at the back of the auction screaming "THIS IS NOT THE CLOAK YOU'RE LOOKING FOR!!!"

They knew it was Guinness' cloak (5, Funny)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261308)

They found a slip of paper in the pocket which said "bald with glasses." [google.com]

Re:They knew it was Guinness' cloak (1)

kevin_conaway (585204) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261616)

Although he may be bald with glasses, he still has genuine class.

Re:They knew it was Guinness' cloak (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18261762)

He's dead. Use the past tense.

Re:They knew it was Guinness' cloak (1)

brentodd (606811) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262222)

+1 for Simpsons reference?

Re:They knew it was Guinness' cloak (1)

Don_dumb (927108) | more than 7 years ago | (#18264296)

Well played Sir.

That explains it (1)

Fist! Of! Death! (1038822) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261312)

No wonder Darth V cut him down like a dog - just another Death star mugging stat...

Re:That explains it (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18261486)

Yeah, but Darths I-IV couldn't manage it!

Cloak (5, Funny)

Ikyaat (764422) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261326)

This is so worth it, I know for a fact that this cloak gives you +12 Agility and +20 Charisma. I personally would wear it to work and get all the babes.

Re:Cloak (1)

spazmolytic666 (549909) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261586)

I know for a fact that this cloak gives you +12 Agility and +20 Charisma.

We all know that +5 is the safest you can enchant a Cloak of Magic Resistance. You must be playing in Wiz mode!

Re:Cloak (1)

CaptainBruce (1066858) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261676)

also +10 Ool Man Smell!

Re:Cloak (2, Funny)

djtachyon (975314) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262028)

.. and off to JWST (Jedi Workplace Sensitivity Training) with the lot of ya!

Dupe (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18262344)

Everyone knows you duped that cloak

Re:Cloak (5, Funny)

jbeaupre (752124) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262362)

Holy cow! You managed to combine role playing and Star Wars along with a desperate desire for companionship in one line on Slashdot. Geekdom so tightly compressed you risked creating a singularity, destroying humanity.

Re:Cloak (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18262380)

Too bad it's cursed. After 2d4 days, you begin to atract cohorts and followers, but they have a horrible odor that requires DC 25 fort save to avoid loss of consious. Also, the followers impose a -10 circumstance penalty to any diplomocy checks. use of the cloak on the /. plane may spawn 3d6 trolls of CR 21. Even if slain, the trolls will return after 1D2 posts

Re:Cloak (1)

way2trivial (601132) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262578)

posession of the garmment may well imbue you with an ability to acquire females with whom previously you stood no chance, but I would like as not expect, they would not be ones I, nor you, would happily hold forth as example of 'babes'

Re:Cloak (4, Insightful)

Puff of Logic (895805) | more than 7 years ago | (#18263110)

posession of the garmment may well imbue you with an ability to acquire females with whom previously you stood no chance, but I would like as not expect, they would not be ones I, nor you, would happily hold forth as example of 'babes'
I suspect, however, that possession of the sort of financial holdings that allow one to blow that sort of cash on a movie prop would imbue the holder with the ability to acquire females definitely falling into the 'babe' category.

Remember, it's the size of your wallet, not what you do with it!

After the novelty wears off (4, Insightful)

drooling-dog (189103) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261334)

So I wonder how it feels to have blown that much money on something like this, after the novelty's worn off and you've already worn it around the house and invited your friends over to see and touch it. A little buyer's remourse, maybe?

Re:After the novelty wears off (2, Funny)

ari_j (90255) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261398)

Buyer's remorse is more the immediate, emotional response to a purchase brought on by emotional doubt that the decision you made was the right one. I think that the rational realization after two weeks of pretending to be an old Jedi that you made the wrong decision is more in line with crappy investing or even garden-variety stupidity than with emotion.

Re:After the novelty wears off (3, Funny)

BendingSpoons (997813) | more than 7 years ago | (#18263778)

This is not the investment you're looking for.

Re:After the novelty wears off (2, Funny)

mastershake_phd (1050150) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261422)

You kidding? The price can only go up! Well until all the Star Wars fans die off. Or maybe Star Wars fans will never die off. Maybe it will be a religion in 2000 years. And Han Solo Said "Make it so #2" and he did, and it was good.

Re:After the novelty wears off (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18261476)

Hold on, are we talking about the Obi-Wan cloak, or the Wiimote?

I kid, I kid!

Re:After the novelty wears off (1)

eMbry00s (952989) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261658)

A quick bath in the money pool would make that go away fast enough.

Re:After the novelty wears off (3, Funny)

db32 (862117) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261742)

This is just the precursor to buying the corpse and building a display out of it. The cloak...pft...having a Jedi under glass...now that is impressive.

Re:After the novelty wears off (1)

Kandenshi (832555) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262218)

Glass?

I wonder(but not enough to look it up myself), how much that Han-Solo-frozen-in-carbonite went for at auction?
Would be a neat thing for Halloween, though I can't see me displaying it in the front entrance any other times of the year.

Re:After the novelty wears off (1)

db32 (862117) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262982)

Carbonite would make it a tad difficult to see said $100,000 cloak
Ol Ben was never in the carbonite
Since I am a tad lazy, and not quite nerdy enough, just consider yourself mocked for a Solo vs Jedi comparison

Other than that, I think the frozen in carbonite thing would be pretty cool, but not so much for the halloween thing (although it would be), but can you imagine the joys of sending misbehaving children to go open the closet you store it in?

Re:After the novelty wears off (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18261878)

You could always start attending cons and use it to pick up chics in storm trooper gear...

Re:After the novelty wears off (1)

dr_dank (472072) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261978)

Something like this is a hardcore rich collector's museum piece, not something that would even be sullied by human hands or by wearing it.

Sort of like how a comic collector nut will buy a comic, only to put it in special bags to preserve it, never actually reading it, lest it become less than mint in any way.

Re:After the novelty wears off (1)

Any Web Loco (555458) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262098)

$100,000 is "only" £50,000. There are plenty of geeky city boys getting bonuses way over that amount. To me & you (I assume), that's a lot of money. But when you're 30 somthing and pulling down over £500,000 a year working for a hedge fund in London, £50,000 isn't that much.

Hell, one guy's bonus this year was £50,000,000. And then there's the Russian millionaires & billionaires floating around London.

Jedi Cloak Trick (5, Funny)

Butisol (994224) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261360)

**"You want to pay $100,000 for this cloak" --"I don't know, it seems awfully expensive" **"You want to pay $100,000 for this cloak" --"I want to pay $100,000 for the cloak"

Re:Jedi Cloak Trick (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18261456)

Jedi "Cloak" Trick?

That still looks like a Jedi Mind Trick to me...

A Jedi Cloak Trick might be where the jedi... hmmm.... convinces a cloak that those aren't the droids you're looking for?

Re:Jedi Cloak Trick (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18261510)

I had an uncle that once did a Jedi cloak trick for us... he's in jail now.

Re:Jedi Cloak Trick (2, Funny)

nigham (792777) | more than 7 years ago | (#18264016)

"If you sell me off I shall become more expensive than you can possibly imagine."

£54,000, which is about $103,923.... (1)

sqldr (838964) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261370)

That reminds me.. I should must get a few quid out and book a flight to New York, so I can come over and buy all of your stuff :-)

Well, after your government has taken their share (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18262536)

you're left with about just as much as we are. Have fun being forcibly converted to Islam in a few years, my British pal.

Re:Well, after your government has taken their sha (2, Funny)

sqldr (838964) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262770)

Sorry, I didn't realise this was a nationalist forum for paranoid fox news watchers.

Value? (2, Interesting)

Lord_Dweomer (648696) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261372)

You know, I never used to question the value of these sorts of things, and still don't for truly unique film artifacts like the original lightsabers or storm trooper helmets, but I have to ask the question...."SERIOUSLY?!"

Something tells me the person buying this would be the same person spending $100 on a piece of cardboa...err, Magic card. The only reason I ask this is because I used to be that kind of person, but now I find myself questioning the wisdom of someone who would toss out that big of a chunk of money for a piece of cloth.

I know that the value assigned to something is determined by what the market will bear...just playing Devil's Advocate is all. Not saying I wouldn't want to own it myself, just not at that price.

Re:Value? (1)

Butisol (994224) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261430)

That $100 piece of cardboard can make a deck kick ass. Then all the neckbeard gang will think you are cool. $200 for a $3 pair of sneakers with $0.50 worth of labour seems a worse deal than that.

Re:Value? (4, Insightful)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 7 years ago | (#18263004)

We're talking a one-of-a-kind here. And one that some people deem valuable for some reason. The more people deem it valuable, the higher its value. That's why paintings are valuable and range in the millions, 'cause pretty much everyone considers a painting of Picasso valuable. By itself, it's pretty much worthless, it's some linnen and some oil paint.

The same is true for that cloak or the cards you mention. Other good examples are stamps. There is no "real" value attached to them. Their value comes from being rare and the fact that there are some people who'd love to have them.

As you've said, the price of an item is what the market will bear. And since there is a market, the price goes up. Another reason for the price of those rare items going up is simply that they can't be multiplied. There's one. If you have it, you have the only one in existance. And as long as the economy does not collapse, its value will at the worst stay the same, and given some luck it goes up. In other words, if nothing else, it's a good investment.

Re:Value? (1)

Lord Ender (156273) | more than 7 years ago | (#18263350)

Dear Collectors of the World,

I give you my personal guarantee that the pleasure you would derive from DONATING $100k to relieve poverty and injustice in the world would FAR surpass the pleasure you get from looking at a piece of cloth in a glass case.*

* I realize this collector expects his purchase to maintain value, so it isn't exactly the same; but if he is looking to invest rationally, he would be putting his money into something other than stage props.

who (2, Interesting)

mastershake_phd (1050150) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261388)

It was found two years ago

Who found it? And how did they know what it was? Did Sir Alec Guinness write his name on the collar?

Re:who (1)

UnknowingFool (672806) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261448)

The strong minded knew it was the right cloak when weak-minded individuals kept referring to the cloak as "this isn't the cloak you are looking for."

Re:who (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18261784)

They spot it in the corner of the Star War Kid video...

Re:who (1)

gkhan1 (886823) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261916)

Somebody probably started to go through the archives of the movie studio, tracking it film by film till they finally found it in some warehouse in Hoboken.

Re:who (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18262140)

C'mon...it was missing for years and then they conveniently found it and said, "oh, I've been looking for these." Kind of like the Rose Law firm billing records.

Re:who (4, Funny)

nomadic (141991) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262300)

Who found it?

Someone found it crumpled up on the floor of the Death Star.

Slightly OT... (1)

sqldr (838964) | more than 7 years ago | (#18263592)

A relative died the same week as Alec Guinness, and they happened to be in the same morgue. I saw Alec Guinness's corpse. Does that count as a star spot?

Missing, presumed rented (4, Funny)

mccalli (323026) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261462)

From the summary: "According to the article, the cloak was missing for nearly 30 years, during which it was rented out to a number of other films, including the Mummy."

For rent: one cloak. Location: unknown. Cost: If sir needs to ask, sir cannot afford it. Renter collects.

Cheers,
Ian

Dr Who scarf (4, Informative)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261464)

I know I'm a sad fanboy for pointing this out, but the "Doctor Who" scarf pictured in the article and purported to be part of Tom Baker's costume, looks nothing like any of the scarves he wore on the show. [geocities.com]

Re:Dr Who scarf (4, Funny)

Billosaur (927319) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261518)

You're only a sad Dr. Who fanboy if you wrote that while wearing one of Tom Baker's original scarves.

Re:Dr Who scarf (1)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261564)

Thank goodness mine is just a homemade copy!

Re:Dr Who scarf (1)

bhima (46039) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261778)

That makes two of us.

My Gran got no end of amusement out making it too.

Re:Dr Who scarf (1)

Zebadias (861722) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261536)

That website burns my eyes!

Re:Dr Who scarf (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262778)

I suspect that's because it has faded. All color clothing (and color pictures too) will fade over time, especially if regularly exposed to UV radiation (sunlight). Drastic variations in temperature (i.e. keeping stuff in the attic) will also make them brittle. And water will fade and discolor as well.

I guess nothing lasts forever.

-Eric

Re:Dr Who scarf (1)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262998)

It's not just the color, the stripes are all wrong. On the original scarves the stripes were of all different widths. This scarf seems to have stripes of identical widths.

Re:Dr Who scarf (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18264116)

If you read the article for the lot it says he never wore this outfit on TV, only for personal appearances.

Re:Dr Who scarf (1)

MichaelJ (140077) | more than 7 years ago | (#18264304)

According to Outpost Gallifrey [gallifreyone.com] , "The Fourth Doctor costume was discussed, where it was clarified that the costume wasn't used in the series itself, but was used by Tom Baker for public appearances like conventions."

Jedi Mind Tricks!! (1)

canipeal (1063334) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261478)

\waves hand *You will over pay for this Cloak*

McCoy's costume sold for more (5, Informative)

Brian Cohen (1027542) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261526)

The article implies that this broke some sort of record, but the article fails to mention the space suit worn by Dr. McCoy wore in "The Tholian Web" that sold for $144,000 [space.com] at the Christie's Star Trek auction.

Re:McCoy's costume sold for more (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18261934)

Actually, it just says that it sold for more than any of the other costumes in that auction. No mention or implication of record breaking that I can see. On that note, I believe that there are other costumes/props that beat the McKoy spacesuit - I think the Superman suit worn by Steve Reeves went for 150,000 and one of the original lightsabers for 200,000.

Re:McCoy's costume sold for more (1)

StarvingSE (875139) | more than 7 years ago | (#18263812)

The cowardly lion's costume from the Wizard of Oz sold for $700,000 [bbc.co.uk] , making neither one of these items close to the record amount paid for movie props/costumes.

Dr Who items also sold (4, Informative)

acroyear (5882) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261560)

Outpost Gallifrey [gallifreyone.com] is reporting that several original Dr. Who costumes were sold in the same auction, and Tom Baker's coat and scarf took in over 24000 GBP. Other Doctors' costumes took between 1000 and 8000 GBP each.

Moo (2, Interesting)

Chacham (981) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261746)

FTA:

While Sir Alec's cloak was missing, it was loaned to other films - including The Mummy in 1999 - and was even hired out as fancy dress.

How was it loaned if it was missing? And ever more... how was it "hired out"?!

$100k For Kenobi's Cloak (5, Informative)

Kortegaard (1072782) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261796)


Ahhhh, but the oldies are the goodies.

Judy's red slippers in Wizard of Oz stepped away for $666,000 [maineantiquedigest.com]

Re:$100k For Kenobi's Cloak (5, Funny)

comradeeroid (1048432) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262540)

$666 thousand? Who bought them? The devil?

Re:$100k For Kenobi's Cloak (1)

ezzewezza (84083) | more than 7 years ago | (#18263090)

Were they Prada? Because I hear that's what the devil wears.

Slashdotters (1)

aldo.gs (985038) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261930)

So the owner is not a slashdotter? Shame on you! :P

Surely it's in pieces from Vader's cruel stroke? (1)

QuatermassX (808146) | more than 7 years ago | (#18261932)

If I remember rightly, Darth Vader cruelly sliced Obi-Wan in half and the Jedi Master vanished to be one with The Force? Surely Vader's lightsaber cut through the cloth of the cloak?

Ahem.

Re:Surely it's in pieces from Vader's cruel stroke (1)

Alaria Phrozen (975601) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262908)

What I don't get is: when he reappears to Luke why isn't he naked?

They would have found it sooner... (1, Redundant)

Dannon (142147) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262054)

...but the guy in charge of inventory kept insisting, "This is not the cloak you're looking for."

Re:They would have found it sooner... (1)

brouski (827510) | more than 7 years ago | (#18263132)

Question. This article had been posted for over an hour before your post.

How could you not know that this joke would have been done 5 times already?

Is it really real? (1)

smwoflson (905752) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262332)

Does anyone know how this cloak was authenticated? The only reason I ask is because if it was lost for 30 years and then rented out to other studios, it seems that said cloak could have easily been misplaced, replaced, taken by someone to give to his/her kid, etc. I'm not saying that it ISN'T the real thing... and I'm certain that there was authentication, but I'm just curious if anyone out there knows how it was done. I ask because its my understanding that in like the art world, there is a lot of forgery going around a lot of the time, and they have very strict authentication standards. I'm curious if the same is true for amazingly famous movie props.

Re:Is it really real? (1)

Sobrique (543255) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262562)

Doesn't matter, the Force overrides provenance.

Re:Is it really real? (3, Informative)

Maximum Prophet (716608) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262622)

Good point. Many movie props have many duplicates, in case one gets damaged, or if one is planned to be damaged during filming. After the fact, it'd be very difficult to tell which was the one that was really filmed, and which was a standby prop.

I have some friends that have an actual Yoda. It most definitly isn't the one that made it to film, it's more like a pre-production prototype. (looks just like him tho)

Re:Is it really real? (1)

hey! (33014) | more than 7 years ago | (#18263088)

Well, I suppose one thing that would help is that it's a one of a kind, hand made article. It is possible several identical robes were made, as sometimes happens, but they may not have made a dozen cloaks for Sir Alec, given that his role wasn't all that physically demanding. SW was pretty low rent -- even the Vader mask was reportedly a bit irregular and assymetric.

Altogether, this probably means that the cloak could be compared in great detail to the original footage, both for irregularities in tailoring and overall dimensions. Being a cloak, it's unlikely to have been altered. You could probably get a pretty penny for the suit Marlon Brando wore in the Godfather, except chances are it's been altered or possibly torn apart and put together several times.

Finally, as computer geeks we know having a back pointers doesn't mean we have a forward pointer. The cloak may have changed hands several times. Each organization might have a record of where they got the cloak, but no record of what they did with it. I imagine costumes get ruined and thrown out all the time, so they may not keep precise records of how costumes are disposed of.

Not the Cloak You're Looking For (1)

Deewun (1059450) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262342)

Some people are saying this is not, in fact, Ben Kenobi's cloak. It's just an expensive dressing gown. This site [originaltrilogy.com] is one of the better sites for real-life Star Wars history, and one of the commentators in the linked thread is a prop collector. He's unimpressed, and so am I. (Although perhaps for different reasons.)

Re:Not the Cloak You're Looking For (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18264004)

He's unimpressed, and so am I. (Although perhaps for different reasons.)

And I'm unimpressed too, for even more different reasons...

This reminds me of Half Baked (1)

jerryodom (904532) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262390)

When Brian purchased Jerry Garcia in a pouch.

big deal (1)

jswigart (1004637) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262678)

People pay tons of money for even more garbage than this. Virgin Mary in a pancake or grilled cheese will make you a pretty good chunk of change. Matter of fact, think I saw her on my toilet paper this morning, I feel a payday coming up.

Full Auction Catalog (1)

GogglesPisano (199483) | more than 7 years ago | (#18262922)

The full catalog for the auction can be found at the Bonhoms auction site here [bonhams.com] . There's some cool stuff there for movie buffs, including costumes from Dr. Who, Alien, Superman, Indiana Jones and Highlander.

A detailed picture of the Kenobi cloak can be found here [bonhams.com] . Apparently there are some hardcore Star Wars fans that doubt its authenticity, based on the locations of some hems and seams.

i bet it was... (1)

pohl (872) | more than 7 years ago | (#18263354)

...ESR [userfriendly.org] .

What I want to know... (3, Funny)

fonetik (181656) | more than 7 years ago | (#18263634)

...Is what sold for the LEAST. Did they have a scarf that Dustin Hoffman wore in "Ishtar"? Kevin Bacon's Bike from "Quicksilver"? Someone had to get some bargains there.

Too much money... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18263732)

For a cloak that's sliced in half and with lightsabre burns.

"This is not the tax writeoff you're looking for" (1)

anandamide (86527) | more than 7 years ago | (#18263874)

...it had to be said.
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