The iconic DL-44 blaster of Han Solo from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi sells for nearly one million dollars.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is a film that not every Star Wars fan wanted (which is a bogus, entitled claim by the way), but, evidently, his DL-44 blaster pistol is in high demand. The iconic weapon of Han Solo is worth an estimated one million dollars and could sell for even more Republic credits, according to APX News of News18.com.
James Schoppe, art director for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, kept the DL-44 blaster locked away in Maz’s castle for nearly 40 years, embracing his inner Grakkus the Hutt in hoarding rare artifacts. Schoope also revealed he held onto the detailed plans for Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge and an Ewok ax.
There’s no telling what else he has stowed away. Mr. Schoppe, are you keeping James Earl Jones in your basement? Or do you have the second Death Star, used in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, in your backyard?
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In 2017, an R2-D2 model used in many Star Wars films sold for $2.76 million, while Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber (that lightsaber belongs to him) went for $450,000 — putting into perspective how high in demand Star Wars collector items currently are.
Undoubtedly, Schoppe is aware of such worth of his handful of prized possessions and is surfacing at the right time. Isn’t it ironic? Don’t you think? A little too ironic, yeah I really do think.
The weapon of Han Solo is made of wood, but might as well be constructed of pure gold for what the asking price is, which is nearly $500,000 — projected to double or even triple that price at an auction in Las Vegas this coming June.
If you want to get in on this action, you best gather all of your credits and make a pipedream run to Vegas. You’ll likely need a backer for how much the weapon is projected to sell for in a few months.
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Is the DL-44 blaster of Han Solo worth that much? How much would you pay for your favorite Star Wars collectible? Sound off in the comments below and May the Force be with you all!