The Star Wars fandom is one of the biggest, widest reaching and most generationally inclusive in the world...and the galaxy...and the universe.
And over the course of three days this summer (Tuesday, June 29 to Thursday, July 1), diehard fans with deep pockets will have the opportunity to bid on over 100 original pieces in an impressive 1,300-item collection worth over $6.1 million as part of Prop Store's Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction in Hollywood, California.
Radar can exclusively report that Carrie Fisher's heavily annotated original script from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) will be among the available items and is estimated to sell for anywhere from $30,000 to $50,000.
But if Princess Leia is not your jam, you will also have the opportunity to get your hands on the original (and working) light-up remote control R2-SHP from Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019) – that is, if you have $80,000 to $120,000 lying around.
"We are incredibly excited to be offering Carrie Fisher's original shooting script from The Empire Strikes Back, which offers a unique glimpse into the actress, and future script doctor's, thinking when working on the film," Prop Store COO Brandon Alinger told us. "From that piece, to original lightsabers from Revenge of the Sith, and even a working R2 droid, we know Star Wars fans will enjoy their time bidding along this year."
Indeed, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) and Obi-Wan Kenobi's (Ewan McGregor) bladed dueling lightsabers from Episode – III Revenge of the Sith (2005) are each estimated to be sold for $40,000 to $60,000.
The auction will also feature a hero biker scout blaster from Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983), which will likely go for $40,000 to $60,000, as well as Darth Vader's touring helmet from Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980), which is estimated to sell for the same amount.
"Prop Store has a strong reputation in the Star Wars collecting community for finding rare treasures, and this year's auction is carrying on that tradition once again," Alinger said.
Online bidding is now open at propstore.com/liveauction; however the three-day auction will be broadcast live at the end of the month starting at 10 AM local time. Bids will also be accepted by phone.