For Sale: A Solid Gold Darth Vader Mask
May the gold be with us.
Tokyo jeweler offers gold Darth Vader mask for $1.4-million https://t.co/HYwVrkG9PC pic.twitter.com/xeecjZPQUn— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) May 1, 2017
A jeweler in Tokyo is offering a life-size replica of Darth Vader’s helmet made entirely out of solid gold.
According to the AP, the jewelry and gold maker Ginza Tanaka has created a 24-karat gold copy of Sith Lord Darth Vader’s mask in honor of the 40th anniversary of the original Star Wars (now known as Star Wars: Episode VI — A New Hope). As though the dark helm of Emperor Palpatine’s right hand wasn’t ostentatious enough, Ginza Tanaka’s version weighs a good 33 pounds, costing any prospective rich Sith $1.4 million. It is not designed to be worn.
And while it took Dark Side alchemy and Empire science to create Vader’s helmet in the Star Wars universe, it took ten separate goldsmiths to create the Ginza Tanaka’s gilded version. Because of the complexity of the helmet’s construction, any buyers will need to wait three months before receiving their finished gold mask.
May 4th is Star Wars Day, so if you have the spare million credits, you could do worse than a commemorating the day with a golden Dark Side relic. At least it makes for a more attractive keepsake than Kylo Ren’s busted-up version of his grandad’s hat.
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