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Man sells salvaged R2-D2 for $2.76 million

June 29, 2017 | Comment icon 4 comments



Beep-bee-bee-boop-bee-doo-weep. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 William Tung
A Star Wars enthusiast from the UK has made a tidy profit by rebuilding the droid from spare parts.
The man, who has chosen to keep his identity a secret, managed to collect together all of the parts from the film sets of the original movies and the prequel trilogy.

The dome segment, which was used in A New Hope, was obtained from actor Kenny Baker, while the legs were from The Empire Strikes Back and the main body was from The Phantom Menace.
There is also an opening hatch acquired from the set of Attack Of The Clones.

"We're very excited to have it because really this is the only one to reach the auction block in the world," said Brian Chanes, head of acquisitions at Los Angeles auction house Profiles In History.

"It's a high price but, at the same time, you couldn't expect to find a better piece."



Source: Sky News | Comments (4)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Kismit 5 years ago
Money well spent 
Comment icon #2 Posted by BiffSplitkins 5 years ago
Fun fact: All the noises that came out of R2-D2 were made using using the ARP 2600 classic synthesizer. The same synth was used in Edgar Winter's 'Frankenstein' and you can actually hear some R2 noises during middle breakdown of the song if you listen closely. It was an amazing synthesizer... but of course you'd need something amazing for the voice of R2-D2. ARP 2600
Comment icon #3 Posted by paperdyer 5 years ago
There are actually spare R2D2 parts for sale?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Chaldon 5 years ago
That was a brilliant synth, one of the best of all time.


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