Star Wars Movie Memorabilia : Weapons

Force Awakens 560x280With the latest installment (Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens) of the Star Wars saga set to hit theaters later this week, we wanted to take this opportunity to look back at the previous six films, and highlight some of the most amazing (and expensive) movie memorabilia ever purchased at auction.

The memorabilia will be organized in a 4-part series :

Weapons 560x280This first part of our series on the most important and valuable Star Wars items features some of the most iconic and sought after, the weapons. Most Star Wars fans want to own a piece of the movie that will give them more than just a memory. So they go out and bid on toys, helmets, costumes, and props within their price range. But what they truly want, what they all want, is the screen used weapons. This list is full of blasters, lightsabers, and rifles that were all used during filming of the original six Star Wars movies.

Rebel Soldier Blaster – $3,690

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Movie: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Auction: Profiles in History – Hollywood Auction 49

Date Sold: July 31, 2012

Details: This blaster was used by the Rebel Soldiers during the Hoth battle scenes as they fought the Empire’s Snow Troopers. This blaster rifle is missing its’ rear stock-sight and barrel extension. Many of the blasters used during the filming were recycled for parts to enhance, customize, or replace other blaster rifles for the many other battle sequences throughout the movie.

Royal Naboo Guard Blaster – $3,737

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Movie: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

Auction: Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction

Date Sold: September 23, 2015

Details: This rare CR-2 blaster was used by Queen Amidala’s Royal Naboo guards during the finale as they fought to retake the capital from droid occupation. The CR-2 blaster was modeled after a Calico M961A sub-machine gun.

Naboo Officer Blaster – $4,485

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Movie: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

Auction: Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction

Date Sold: September 23, 2015

Details: The S-5 Heavy Blaster pistols were used by Captain Panaka and Queen Amidala’s security personnel during the final battle to reclaim Naboo’s Theed Palace from the Trade Federation.

Scout Trooper Blaster (1983) – $8,000

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Movie: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)

Auction: Drama, Action, Romance: The Hollywood Auction

Date Sold: December 16, 2012

Details: This is a screen-used scout trooper blaster with holster from Episode VI. As you can see, the value is in the wear and tear from being used during the filming of the battle scenes in the movie.

Princess Leia Stunt Blaster – $12,000

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Movie: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)

Auction: Profiles in History – Hollywood Auction 53

Date Sold: December 16, 2012

Details: The blaster was the one used by Princess Leia during the storm trooper fighting scenes on the forest moon of Endor.

Obi-Wan Fighting Lightsaber – $17,700

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Movie: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)

Auction: ScreenUsed Fall 2013 Auction

Date Sold: November 2, 2013

Details: No one has been able to create a real lightsaber but many have tried and continue to try today. In the meantime, someone purchased this screen-used Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber from Episode II.

Han Solo Blaster Mauser – $20,000

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Movie: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)

Auction: Profiles in History – Hollywood Auction 31

Date Sold: March 28, 2008

Details: This is not the gun Han Solo used during the film but it was that gun’s backup. There were only two ever made and this one was locked away securely in a vault in case the one used on set broke.

Obi-Wan Kenobi Lightsaber – $20,060

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Movie: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)

Auction: ScreenUsed Fall 2013 Auction

Date Sold: November 2, 2013

Details: Obi-Wan Kenobi used this exact lightsaber throughout the filming of Episode II and can easily be remembered for the battle with Count Dooku.

Mace Windu Lightsaber – $20,060

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Movie: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)

Auction: ScreenUsed Fall 2013 Auction

Date Sold: November 2, 2013

Details: Another lightsaber that was used during the filming of Star Wars Episode II. This one was used by Mace Windu, played by Samuel L. Jackson.

Luke Skywalker Lightsaber – $30,000

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Movie: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)

Auction: Drama, Action, Romance: The Hollywood Auction

Date Sold: December 16, 2012

Details: Luke Skywalker used this lightsaber for practice and also for much of the fight sequences throughout the film.

Hero Stormtrooper Blaster – $34,478

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Movie: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

Auction: Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction

Date Sold: September 23, 2015

Details: This is one of the few Hero Stormtrooper blasters still in existence. Most of them have not been found or are not being sold.

Stormtrooper Blaster – $43,050

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Movie: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

Auction: The Dreier Collection

Date Sold: July 28, 2012

Details: As we just said, these Hero used Blaster rifles are hard to find these days. This is the only other one we could find.

Qui-Gon Jinn Lightsaber – $43,050

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Movie: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

Auction: The Dreier Collection

Date Sold: July 28, 2012

Details: Qui-Gon Jinn would have been one of the best Star Wars characters if he would have lasted just a few movies more. Liam Neeson as a Jedi? Yes please.

Obi-Wan Lightsaber – $46,125

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Movie: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

Auction: The Dreier Collection

Date Sold: July 28, 2012

Details: There are plenty of Obi-Wan Kenobi items you can own since he was one of the very few main characters to make an appearance in all six of the films. This was the lightsaber Ewan McGregor used for Episode I.

Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber – $46,125

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Movie: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)

Auction: The Dreier Collection

Date Sold: July 28, 2012

Details: How about owning the only Hayden Christensen lightsaber used during the fighting scenes of the Star Wars films?

Darth Maul Lightsaber – $47,200

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Movie: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

Auction: Profiles in History – Hollywood Auction 36

Date Sold: May 1, 2009

Details: Darth Maul is a fan favorite dark side bad guy but that just might be because there was very little to enjoy from Episode I.

Luke Skywalker’s Long Rifle – $52,275

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Movie: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

Auction: The Dreier Collection

Date Sold: July 28, 2012

Details: This is the long rifle seen during the first Star Wars movie attached to Luke Skywalker’s landspeeder.

DLT-19 Blaster Rifle – $104,500

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Movie: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

Auction: The Dreier Collection

Date Sold: July 28, 2012

Details: The DLT-19 blaster rifles were used by the Stormtroopers in the original Star Wars film. It was labeled as Hero used making it 100% used on screen.

Darth Vader’s Lightsaber – $118,000

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Movie: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Auction: Profiles in History – Hollywood Auction 33

Date Sold: December 12, 2008

Details: If you don’t have a big enough wallet to purchase the next couple of items, you might be able to afford this Darth Vader lightsaber from Episode V.

Han Solo’s DL-44 Blaster – $200,000

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Movie: Episode V, VI

Auction: Profiles in History – Hollywood Auction 62

Date Sold: December 21, 2013

Details: Almost as cool as the next item, the Han Solo blaster used during the Star Wars movie was won for $200,000. It does not work and is a non-firing model of the DL-44 blaster but it is still awesome

Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber – $240,000

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Movie: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

Auction: Profiles in History – Hollywood Auction 33

Date Sold: December 12, 2008

Details: Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber from the original Star Wars is on the wish list of just about every single Star Wars fan in the World.