eFX Inc. and the 501st TK Project auctioned one of the most unique Star Wars collectibles ever created in a special eBay charity auction last month to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
On its own, eFX’s replica Star Wars stormtrooper helmet is a sought-after collectible, but the version eFX is auctioning includes more than a dozen signatures from the talented cast and crew of the original Star Wars Trilogy, making it one of the most rare Star Wars collectibles ever offered to fans.
The helmet featured signatures from Star Wars creator George Lucas; actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Frank Oz, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Billy Dee Williams, Jeremy Bulloch and Warwick Davis; Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope and Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back producer Gary Kurtz, director Irvin Kershner (The Empire Strikes Back); screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (Empire and Return of the Jedi); and composer John Williams.
“The helmet traveled more than 25,000 miles – from Southern California to Skywalker Ranch to London and New York and many different places in between – to be signed, and it’s an amazing sight to behold,” said Bryan Ono, president of eFX Inc., who spearheaded the efforts to collect the autographs.
Originally produced in a limited edition of just 500 pieces worldwide, the sold-out eFX Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope stormtrooper helmet had a retail value of $399.
The eFX stormtrooper helmet can be viewed online at eFX’s website, www.efxcollectibles.com, and the auction is in conjunction with the 501st Legion, an organization created by Star Wars fans that helps raise awareness of local charity needs and efforts. More information about the 501st Legion and its recent auction of uniquely designed Star Wars stormtrooper helmets can be found at www.501sttkproject.com.