This Solid gold Darth Vader mask is selling for $1.4M

Screengrab via ニュース映像センター時事通信/YouTube

Who has $1.4 million to blow on a solid-gold Darth Vader helmet?

$1.4 million may sound like a lot, but don’t underestimate the power of the gold side.

 

Audrey Browning

Internet Culture

Published Apr 26, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 4:25 pm CDT

If you’re a very, very wealthy geek who’s into Star Wars, get your checkbook ready.

A one-of-a-kind, 24-karat-gold Darth Vader helmet is up for sale, and it’s only 154 million yen, or $1.4 million U.S. dollars. What a steal!

This Solid gold Darth Vader mask is selling for $1.4M
Screengrab via NipponNewsNet/YouTube

The 33-pound, life-size helmet will be part of an auction at Ginza Tanaka in Tokyo on Star Wars Day, May 4. (Get it? May the Fourth be with you?) It was created alongside other gold commemorative memorabilia to mark the 40th anniversary of the first Star Wars film, A New Hope.

H/T Kotaku

Share this article
*First Published: Apr 26, 2017, 11:00 am CDT