December 27, 2013
Han Solo Blaster from Empire Strikes Back goes under the hammer for $200,000
Han Solo’s Blaster was really something at a point in time. Besides warding off all that was unwelcome it also brought into existence the concept of strange sounding ammunition. The pistol from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi has made a triumphant return at an auction and was under the hammer for 20 days! It was set to a price range between $200,000 and $300,000. Strangely, though it did go for a commendable amount, the minimum value of the price range was all it managed to amass. Some may say that it wasn’t functional and all, but when it comes to Star Wars and all things to do with it, well, fan boys are fan boys.
Han Solo had also used a similar pistol in A New Hope. He aimed and fired at Greedo , but then no one knows what happened to that pistol. Any guesses on how much that would fetch the auctioneers?
[Via – Geekosystem]