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"Star Wars" fans looking to own an iconic prop from the original trilogy are going to need more than the Force on their side -- namely, a pretty big bank account.
A prop gun used by Han Solo in scenes from "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi" is going up for auction, and the estimated asking price range is $200,000-$300,000. The blaster in question is a lighter one than the blaster used by Han in fight sequences, but was made from the same mold and used in several key shots.
"Particularly noteworthy scenes requiring this lighter version are when Darth Vader uses the Force to lasso the blaster out of Han's hand in 'Empire,' and in 'Jedi' when Han wrestles with a Stormtrooper to regain possession of his blaster during the Rebels' encounter with Imperial forces on Endor," explains the official auction listing.
This blaster was the second one made for the original trilogy, after the first one, used in "Star Wars: A New Hope," was believed to have been destroyed. Its current owner, a private collector, is a former Lucasfilm employee, and the blaster comes with a letter of authenticity stating that the gun was used in filming and has been unaltered since (hence some light wear and tear).
The auction opens December 21. May the
[via Invaluable h/t Time NewsFeed]