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The Force is Strong in This One: Lightsaber Pulls $240K



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    "Never underestimate the power of the dark side."

    Luke Skywalker's lightsaber has been on Star Wars fans' Christmas lists for more than 30 years.

    But one fan has spent $240,000 to get the real thing: the prop that Mark Hamill used in the first two movies in the original "Star Wars" trilogy.

    The lightsaber highlighted several Hollywood memorabilia sold at an auction in Los Angeles by Profiles in History last week. The auction house said it sold about $3.5 million in memorabilia.

    The droid helmet worn by Anthony Daniels to play C-3PO sold for $120,000, and the costume Marlon Brando wore in the "Superman" movie, playing the Man of Steel's father, Jor-El, went for $72,000.

    The first British edition of "You Only Live Twice" inscribed by Ian Fleming sold for $84,000. Roald Dahl's handwritten screenplay for the film of the same title sold for $96,000.