Star Wars Auction Alert: Bid on Luke Skywalker’s BLASTER

The success of The Force Awakens may have motivated collectors to start auctioning off their valuable Star Wars items.

In the upcoming Nate D. Sanders Auction, one such item will be available to the [wealthy] Star Wars fan – The DL-44 Blaster used by Luke Skywalker in The Empire Strikes Back. Bidding is starting at $200,000! The starting bid is double what the “Slave Leia” bikini sold for at auction which went for $96,000 recently!

Speaking of expensive Luke Skywalker items, I was listening to the Kevin Smith podcast , Hollywood Babble On, where Smith recalled a story where he was offered the lightsaber Luke Skywalker used in The Return of the Jedi from a Director friend of his for a mere $250,000. Smith ended up declining the offer, but I am sure he would have loved to own it!

With all the Star Wars films and products planned for release from the studios, it is likely that this trend will continue as the saga’s fandom grows.

If you could have any prop from any of the Star Wars films, what would you want? Share in the comments!

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From the moment Steve Fitch first watched Star Wars: A New Hope in the theater when he was a child, he wanted to be Luke Skywalker when he “grew up” (and STILL does!). He now shares this passion with his wife, two daughters, friends and fans. Steve is the Founder of Star Wars Reporter and when not immersed in all things Star Wars, you can find him training in Muay Thai, Italian Rapier, all things VIKING, or spending time with family and friends. FOLLOW Steve on TWITTER: @WookieeSteve