Han Solo's blaster used in "Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi" sold for $550,000 at a Las Vegas auction on Saturday. Turns out that Ripley's Believe It Or Not bought it. Believe it... or not. The prop was part of a collection sold off by the movie's art director James L. Schoppe. From Rolling Stone:
Other items at Saturday's auction included an original "Biker Scout Blaster" (sold for $90,000) and an Ewok prop axe ($11,000) from Return of the Jedi.
However, Han Solo's blaster fell well short of the record for the priciest Star Wars item in the franchise's auction history: In June 2017, an R2-D2 unit that was seen in numerous Star Wars films sold at auction for $2.76 million, over its $2 million pre-auction estimate.
The Making of “The Empire Strikes Back”, the rare 1980 French TV movie documentary about the second film in the Star Wars trilogy, was considered lost until recently. Since clips surfaced a few years ago, it’s been considered the “Holy Grail” for Star Wars fans. Directed by late director Michel Parbot, the hour-long film has […]
Create your own version of “Smell-O-Vision” by watching one the first three Star Wars films and lighting these officially-licensed candles from Merchoid when the scene coincides with the smell. List of scents: A New Hope: Wookiee: Ever wondered what a walking carpet smells like? Bantha Milk [erroneously spelled ‘Banther’ on the candle]: Love the smell […]
Anything Star Wars gets my attention, but today’s stage of VR doesn’t excite me. Maybe this will be the thing… I dunno what a VR series is either. TV you virtually live? Via Venture Beat: Vader Immortal: Episode I — the first in a three-part series — was written and executive produced by David S. […]
Anyone can learn piano, but don’t tell that to the bored kids who had to endure hours of “Chopsticks” and similar drills in their music lessons. Today, there’s a better way. Pianoforall lets you jump right in to discover what makes music fun, leaving you eager to learn more. In a simple but innovative approach, […]
There are two times you never want to just “eyeball” it: Conducting brain surgery and matching shades of paint for your walls. Whether you’re painting or repainting, make sure you’re never just “close enough” to the color you want. Not when the Nix Mini Color Sensor can scan and match any color perfectly. Small enough […]
In photography as in film, all the real artistry is in post-production – increasingly so, with the new possibilities cropping up in digital imaging. If you’re ready to get serious about your photography, may we suggest HDR Projects 2018 Pro. As working photographers can tell you, this imaging software can help you re-imagine even the […]