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Prototype Stormtrooper Helmet up for sale in Sotheby's Star Wars-themed auction

There's plenty of concept art, toys and film posters, too

Prototype Stormtrooper Helmet up for sale in Sotheby's Star Wars-themed auction
Holly Pyne
02 December 2019

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is only a couple weeks away from hitting the big screen, which means there’s been a recent influx of Star Wars-related merchandise.

Adidas has launched some Stormtrooper Nite Joggers, you get to choose the light or the dark with Garmin’s Legacy Saga Series, and now even Sotheby’s is getting in on the action.

The prestigious auction house is hosting a ‘Star Wars Online’ event includes concept art, toys and prototypes all from the original trilogy.

The items date from 1976 to 1990 and include a Prototype Imperial Stormtrooper Helmet (1976) estimated to be worth up to £60,000, and a toy shop display from 1980 including a Millennium Falcon figure for £10,000.

The classic toys - which include figures of Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett - are all still in their original unopened packaging (of course).

The estimated prices for those range anywhere from £400 (which now seems like a bargain) to £3,600 for a set of four, which include Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Looking to pick up some early Christmas presents? The cheapest lot is an EMI Elstree Studios Christmas Card from 1980, featuring C-3PO and R2-D2 out doing their Christmas shopping, expected to fetch between £100 and £200.

You can place bids now until 13 December, just in time for the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which will be in cinemas on 19 December.

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