An auction of items from “Star Wars” reported Friday New York over $ 500,000, said Sotheby’s. More than 600 items, helmets, swords, coins and figurines were sold, a few days before the worldwide release of “Force Alarm”, the first installment in the galactic saga in 10 years, and the most anticipated film of the year .
All items offered online auction were from the private collection of Japanese designer Nigo, who had started collecting toys and figurines Star Wars there are decades when he was six. The auction, organized by Sotheby’s and eBay, have collected 502,202 dollars.
The most expensive lot was an unopened package of seven figurines “The empire against attack” which reached 32,500 dollars, three times their estimated price. Two lots of collectibles of “The Force Unleashed”, from 1985, found 27,500 dollars taker, and Luke Skywalker doll from 1978, was awarded $ 25,000 when it was estimated at $ 18,000. Never out of the box in perfect condition, is one of 20 known copies of this doll, which was quickly withdrawn from sale, “because of the propensity of the lightsaber to break” according to Sotheby’s.
“This is an impressive sales, both for its rarity and the extent of the objects offered”, said upstream AFP expert James Gallo, a consultant for the auction house this sale a bit special. He said the sale results reflect the quality of the collection of Nigo, but also the passion for the Star Wars universe.
The fever is at its peak before the global output of “Force Alarm”, and experts anticipate up to $ 2 billion in revenue in rooms, and up to $ 5 billion for derivatives.