Any super rich Star Wars fans (George Lucas, Disney executives, and the like) may be interested in this potential purchase. A jewelry company in Tokyo, Japan, is offering a solid gold Darth Vader mask for $1.4 million dollars, or 154 million Yen. This 24-karat, life size helmet is to mark the 40th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie’s release.
As you can see, it truly evokes the cold, dark, and menacing appearance of the famed movie villain:
I could easily picture Donald Trump having this sitting on his desk, but that’s beside the point.
The Detroit News reports: The Ginza Tanaka store says the masks are not designed for wearing — at about 33 pounds, they would be too heavy, and they have no opening for a head.
While the masks are its most expensive Star Wars memorabilia, the jeweler has made pricier products. In 2013, a gold Disney-themed Christmas tree was priced at 500 million yen ($4.5 million).
Marketing manager Hirotsugu Tsuchiya said it took 10 goldsmiths three months to mold and assemble the prototype.
“The most difficult aspect was that each section of the mask was created by a different gold craftsman and then assembled to make one Darth Vader mask,” Tsuchiya said.
There is a three-month waitlist to purchase one of these masks. If $1.4 million is too expensive, people wanting gold Star Wars memorabilia can buy gold coins with the engraved faces of Yoda or Luke Skywalker for $1,200.
Hey, it’s easily affordable so long as you happened to make a Star Wars movie!