A Star Wars Fan Has Spent An OBSCENE Amount Of Cash On A Stormtrooper Helmet
C 'mon, how much could a plastic hat from the 70s really be worth?
Thought the Star Wars hype machine couldn't reach a higher level of crazy?
One mega-fan has taken his obsession to a whole new level.
According to Yahoo, a Stormtrooper helmet from The Empire Strikes Back has fetched an eye-watering £78,000 at auction.
That's, like... well, it's a LOT of money.
The sought-after piece (a MK II design) came from a super rare, privately-owned collection of trooper helmets that appeared in the movie. Admittedly it's seen better days - well, what else would you expect from a prop that's over 35 years old?! - with some cracks and discolouration, but that didn't stop someone from shelling out almost £100,000 for the plastic prop.
Other things people spent a ridiculous amount of money on included a blaster gun, which went for a jaw-dropping £23,000.
Is it just us, or is this minted buyer a teeny bit insane?