In an extraordinary opportunity for “Star Wars” aficionados and film enthusiasts alike, the head of the iconic droid C-3PO is set to be auctioned next month. This piece of cinematic history, however, comes with a hefty price tag, as it’s anticipated to fetch up to a staggering £1 million ($1.2 million).
A Treasure Trove of Memorabilia
The C-3PO head is just one of over 1,800 pieces of movie and TV memorabilia that will be available for bidding. The auction, organized by Propstore, will take place in London and online from November 9 to 12.
What makes this particular item even more special is its provenance. The C-3PO head, equipped with light-up eyes, hails from the personal collection of Anthony Daniels, the actor who portrayed the golden droid in the “Star Wars” film series. Alongside the droid’s head, other items from Daniels’ collection will also be up for grabs. These include C-3PO’s hands and feet, hand-annotated scripts, and even an unopened cereal box prop used by the character.
Reflecting on the auction, Daniels expressed his hopes in a press release, stating, “I trust that the pieces will go into the right hands. I hope this can bring pleasure to Star Wars fans and collectors all around the world and give them a chance to own a piece of the real thing.”
Beyond the Galaxy
While the C-3PO head is undoubtedly a highlight, the auction boasts a plethora of other iconic items steeped in movie history. Among the treasures:
- Don Vito Corleone’s coat from “The Godfather,” worn by Marlon Brando, expected to fetch up to £50,000 ($61,000).
- Freddy Krueger’s claw-like glove from “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” with an anticipated price of up to £400,000 ($486,000).
- The largest ever collection of “Blade Runner” memorabilia.
- Indiana Jones’ iconic bull whip from “Temple of Doom,” which could go for as much as £200,000 ($243,000).
- Costumes, including James Bond’s tuxedo worn by Daniel Craig in “No Time to Die,” Leonardo DiCaprio’s attire from “Titanic,” and Michael Keaton’s battle-damaged “Batman” suit.
In total, the auction is projected to rake in more than £12 million ($14.6 million).
The upcoming auction promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime event for movie buffs. From the galaxy of “Star Wars” to the streets of Gotham, the range of items on offer spans some of the most beloved films in cinematic history. For those with deep pockets and a passion for film, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
Source: CNN Style.