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An original Han Solo blaster that Harrison Ford used in Return of the Jedi found a home with a new owner at a “Hollywood Legends” memorabilia auction at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas over the weekend.

The auction company, Julien’s Auctions, expected the Star Wars prop to sell for somewhere between $300,000 and $500,000 but it went above and beyond and sold for a dazzling $550,000 as the top-selling item.

The buyer is a collector from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not so perhaps we’ll all be able to view this piece of intergalactic history on display sometime soon.

The blaster came from a collection of the film’s U.S. art director, James L. Schoppe. In comparison, an Imperial Scout Trooper Blaster from the movie sold for $90,625, which goes to show that the dark side’s got nothing on Han Solo.

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Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.