Han Solo's iconic blaster just sold for a ridiculous amount of money at auction
As seen in Return of the Jedi...
Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas played host to a movie-themed auction on Saturday, with a weapon made famous by Harrison Ford among the most eye-catching items up for grabs.
In the end, Han Solo's signature blaster as sported in Return of the Jedi sold to the highest bidder for a cool $550,000 at the Hollywood Legends auction.
A smash-and-grab worthy of Solo's own escapades, it was the top-selling item at the casino resort when all was said and done.
Specialist auctioneers Julien's Auctions reports that the futuristic cannon was purchased by Ripley's Believe It or Not, rather than a private collector.
SOLD for $550,000! An original Han Solo blaster used in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi! Sold today in our "Hollywood Legends" memorabilia auction at @PHVegas and online at https://t.co/TiME89uOXn! #StarWars #MovieProp #ReturnOfTheJedi #HarrisonFord #HanSolo pic.twitter.com/2rOfllZlSZ
— Juliens Auctions (@JuliensAuctions) June 23, 2018
The blaster was sold as part of a wider collection put up by Return of the Jedi's art director James L. Schoppe.
Also available from the same line; a Biker Scout Trooper blaster which sold for the considerably lesser sum of $90,624.
Meanwhile, an Ewok prop axe went for $11,250.
Other notable silver screen memorabilia auction off included a Harley Davidson purchased by Arnold Schwarzenegger for $38,400 and the full costume worn by Christopher Reeve in Superman III which went for $200,000, way above what was initially expected.
A black wool dress donned by Marilyn Monroe was sold to the tune of $50,000 with the proceeds going to benefit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation.