I am working on my list of holiday shopping ideas for Traders, and came across this auction:

Lot 379: Harrison Ford “Han Solo” DL-44 Blaster from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi. Starting bid is $200,000, but there are no takers (yet) . . .

I would that that was a $20-30,000 item, but then again I am not an insatiable billionaire collector.

 

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Category: Consumer Spending, Film

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5 Responses to ““Han Solo” DL-44 Blaster from Star Wars Up For Auction”

  1. george lomost says:

    Drats! It’s the “non-firing blaster.” I’m looking for the “heavier, live-fire weapon being used for close-up shots.” Let us know when that becomes available. 8-)

  2. simoncz says:

    Looks like a Mauser with some bits glued on.

    • Moopheus says:

      It’s a movie prop, that’s probably exactly what it is. Probably a toy Mauser. The original light sabers were made from Graflex flash tubes, with rubber bits glued on.

  3. willid3 says:

    I seem to recall that in the original Star trek that a lot of the tech was actually based on wildly designed common objects (salt shakers was one example)