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R2-D2 droid used in Star Wars sells for millions

2017-06-29 12:38
 

Los Angeles — An R2-D2 droid that was used in several Star Wars films has sold at auction for nearly $3m.

The auction house Profiles in History said the 43-inch tall unit that was compiled from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy sold for $2.76m at an auction on Wednesday.

There was no information about who purchased the droid, which was the most expensive item offered in a movie memorabilia auction that included numerous props from the Star Wars franchise. Other items up for sale included Luke Skywalker's lightsaber from the first two films, which sold for $450k and Darth Vader's helmet from the original film sold for $96k.

The Calabasas, California-based Profiles in History had estimated the droid could fetch up to $2m before Wednesday's sale.

Other space-themed film and television memorabilia was also for sale, with a collection of 23 ships from Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers sold for $1.8m. A helmet worn by late actor Bill Paxton on the set of Aliens sold for $51k.

Not all the items that sold were out of this world. The lighted dancefloor from Saturday Night Fever sold for $1.2m.

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(Photo: AP)

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