Han Solo’s BlasTech DL-44 Blaster from the Star Wars trilogy film “Return of the Jedi” sold for $550,000.
(Julien’s Auctions, via AP)
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The company is on Saturday, bought a blaster used by the “Star Wars” character Han Solo for $550,000 at the weekend in Las Vegas, Julien’s Auctions said.
The weapon came from the 1983 sci-flick “Return of the Jedi’, in which Harrison Ford plays Solo.
“This is supposed to be one of the four hero Han Solo blasters, made for and used in Return of the Jedi,” the auction house explained, adding that one of the four fired blanks, and the other three did not fire.
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The company, intended to be production records when it said that the item “seems to be one of the two ‘non-fires’ versions created for and used in ‘Return of the Jedi’ by the AMERICAN production.”
The weapon-the top-selling item in the Hollywood Legends auction, was a part of the collection of the AMERICAN art director of the film, James L. Schoppe.
A Imperial Scout Trooper Blaster from the movie sold for $90,625, and an Ewok axe, went for $11,250. Both were part of the Schoppe of the collection.
The auction took place at the Planet Hollywood casino-resort.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.