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Han Solo’s Blaster from ‘Return of the Jedi’ tops auction

/ 04:57 PM June 24, 2018
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This photo provided by Julien’s Auctions shows character Han Solo’s BlasTech DL-44 blaster from the Star Wars trilogy film “Return of the Jedi” (Lucasfilm, 1983) that sold for $550,000 at Julien’s Auctions Hollywood Legends auction at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Image: Julien’s Auctions via AP

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Han Solo’s Blaster from the “Return of the Jedi” has sold for $550,000 at a Las Vegas auction.

Julien’s Auctions says Ripley’s Believe It or Not bought the item Saturday.

The sci-fi weapon was the top-selling item at the Hollywood Legends auction.

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The blaster was part of a collection from the U.S. art director on the film, James L. Schoppe. An Imperial Scout Trooper Blaster from the movie sold for $90,625.

Julien’s says other items at the auction included a full Superman III costume worn by actor Christopher Reeve. It sold for $200,000, well over its original estimate.

A black wool dress worn by Marilyn Monroe went for $50,000 to benefit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation.

The auction was held at Planet Hollywood casino-resort. NVG

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