Star Wars fan spends $284,000 on his impressive collection of Darth Vader merchandise 5 years ago

Star Wars fan spends $284,000 on his impressive collection of Darth Vader merchandise

We think it's safe to say that Bill McBride has a dark side...

No matter how heroic and honourable a hero is in films we can't help but root for the bad guy sometimes because it looks like they're having much more fun and they're usually cooler.

Speaking of which, they don't get much more slick than our favourite villain Darth Vader.

The Sith Lord is such a badass that even Hayden Christensen's acting didn't detract form the Sith swag of the original force choking, lightsaber yielding, heavy breathing brilliance of the galaxy's most feared mo'fo.

It seems that Star Wars fan Bill McBride, 42, is an even bigger fan of the Sith Lord than us because he has spent $284,000 on over 60,000 items including figurines, artwork, movie props and replica lightsabers.

McBride's collection is so big that he has had to convert an entire room in his home to store all of his memorabilia.

Not that anyone needs a reason to justify spending all of this money on the coolest character in George Lucas' saga but some of these items can fetch up to $16,500. Best investment ever.

McBride was recently offered a Porche 911 for just five items from his collection but he turned the offer down.

These images are just fantastic. The force is strong with this one.

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