Hey nerds! You don’t have to be Kylo Ren to get your hands on that melted Darth Vader helmet.
And you don’t have to be Chewbacca (or Han Solo) to get your paws on that bowcaster.
The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiary Lucasfilm have launched a line of made-to-order replicas of some of the famous props from last year’s film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
According to Starwars.com, the mask is made using a 3D digital model of the real prop used inStar Wars: The Force Awakens. The piece is hand-finished by a master craftsman, explaining the eye-popping price tag. Watch the production video to see the build come together:
“This is not a toy,” the site warns. “It is not meant to be worn as a costume, and does not contain any moving parts.” Just 500 will be made, so act fast, aspiring Sith Lords.
There’s also a limited-edition FN-2187 stormtrooper helmet, bloody handprint included, that will go for $1,750. And there are two other helmets: Kylo Ren, priced at $2,000, and Poe Dameron, the X-Wing pilot, that will cost $1,500.
The lot features four “Star Wars” weapons, including Chewbacca’s bowcaster, the crossbow-style blaster, priced at $2,500. When Solo finally got around to borrowing it in a laser battle in the last movie, he exclaimed, ‘I like this thing.”
The weapon props also include the lightsabers that belonged to Kylo Ren and Rey, which cost $1,250 each, and Rey’s staff, for $1,250. The Kylo Ren lightsaber has the unmistakable, and unprecedented, red quillons that raised eyebrows among fans.
The props will be made at Propshop in San Francisco’s Pinewood Studios using 3D printing technology.