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Star Wars model sold for $350,000

T.I.E. fighter
The model appeared in the 1977 movie Star Wars: A New Hope

A miniature model space craft from the original Star Wars film has sold for $350,000 (177,789) in an auction of iconic film memorabilia.

The 18 inch-high T.I.E. fighter featured in the climactic space battle in the 1977 movie.

A hoverboard ridden by Michael J Fox in the Back to the Future films went for $55,000 (27,938).

The sale, by Hollywood auction house Profiles In History, mainly focused on visual effects and props.

Charlton Heston's stone tablets from The Ten Commandments fetched $60,000 (30,492), while the axe used by Jack Nicholson in The Shining had a closing bid of $25,000 (12,699).

It was used to batter down a hotel door in Stanley Kubrick's 1980 film adaptation of Stephen King's novel.

The Holy Grail - the Indiana Jones prop, rather than the Christian relic - was bought for $22,500 (11,429).

The auction allowed collectors to buy more than 1,000 original pieces of Hollywood history, including several superhero costumes - among them Wolverine's X-Men jacket and Ben Affleck's Daredevil costume.

Mel Gibson's William Wallace battle costume from 1995's Braveheart was bought for $30,000 (15,246).

Other sales included the animatronic puppet from Alien 3, made from foam rubber, silicone and fibreglass, which sold for 19,000 (9,651).

A ray gun from 1956 science-fiction classic Forbidden Planet went for $40,000 (20,328).




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