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Han Solo's Blaster From Star Wars Up For Auction For the Low, Low Price of $200,000

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Yahoo – The resin-based blaster may appear crude and clumsy when compared to that more famous, elegant weapon from a more civilized age. But the prop gun used by Harrison Ford in the original “Star Wars” trilogy films “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi,” has been put up for auction – and the minimum asking price is $200,000. The description reads as follows: “This non-firing blaster was created for ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and was also used in ‘Return of the Jedi.’ It would have been used in the majority of scenes that feature Han, with the heavier, live-fire weapon being used for close-up shots. Particularly noteworthy scenes requiring this lighter version are when Darth Vader uses the Force to lasso the blaster out of Han’s hand in Empire, and in Jedi when Han wrestles with a Stormtrooper to regain possession of his blaster during the Rebels’ encounter with Imperial forces on Endor.” The auction will take place on December 21 in Calabasas Hills, Calif. And we have to wonder if the gun is being put up for sale by Ford himself. After all, the auction will also include prop items used by Ford in some of his other films, including his gun from “Blade Runner,” and a rifle carried by Ford in the latest “Indiana Jones” movie. Based on the real-life German issue Mauser C96 handgun, the modified DL-44 blaster was crafted out of resin and made to resemble the same gun used by the Solo character in the original Star Wars film, “A New Hope.” The original has since been lost or destroyed, making this the oldest known.

200,000 buckaroos is a bit steep for a blaster that doesn’t even work. Quite hard to protect the DMV Empire when I can’t even fire it. I love Star Wars as much as the next guy up, but when it comes to movie props, this isn’t the top of my list. Definitely a working lightsaber but I’m not completely sold on Solo’s blaster.

My top 3 movie props I need:

3)
fat-guy-in-a-little-coat-o

GOAT Farley. Need his little coat in the worst way possible. “Oh what you wearing, Nate? The little coat from Tommy Boy? Can I suck your cock immediately?” is how every bar conversation would go with chicks from now on. And if she doesn’t know what the little coat is, I’d just hit her over the head with a tack hammer.

2)
wilson

Just a good buddy to keep around. Nice to watch games with, to chat with during the blogging day, and never has to take a shit. Pretty much the best pal in the world.

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1)
back-to-the-future-hoverboard

Honest to god, how do we not have the hoverboard yet? How is it that one hoverboard was ever made, for Back to the Future, but then never made again? Remember when segways were invented and they made it seem like that was it, that was the defining moment in all of transportation? A fucking tricycle. Let’s stop researching stupid shit like medicine and get the hoverboard going.

Top 3 honorable mentions: Charlie’s golden ticket, Iron Man suit, putter from Happy Gilmore.