This is insane!!! First of all I can’t believe they would auction this off! It seems like it would be better off in a museum or something the world can see it in. That is just my opinion lol I can’t believe how much it went for but at the same time I can believe it since it’s a huge piece of movie history.
Just weeks after the iconic Darth Vader mask from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes back hit the auction block with an estimated value between $250,000-$450,000 USD, the mask and helmet set has been sold for $900,000 USD. Coupled with fees from the iCollector auction house, the buyer is said to have paid over $1 million USD for the grail-like headgear.
The mask remains part of one of the largest cinematic twists in pop culture history, wherein Luke Skywalker finds out that the main enemy he and his Rebel cause have been fighting all along, is actually his father. The shoulder gear, which was also apart of the Hollywood memorabilia auction, sold for roughly $700,000 USD.