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Original Darth Vader helmet worn by David Prowse in The Empire Strikes back sells at auction...

• https://www.dailymail.co, By JERRY BARMASH

There is an anonymous bidder, who is just like the legions of millions around the world - a fanatical Star Wars fan.

However, this person paid $898,420 for Darth Vader's helmet worn in The Empire Strikes Back, the 1980 sequel to the original - A New Hope. The auction was held Thursday in Los Angeles.

The fiberglass headgear was supposed to fetch approximately $500,000, but a bidding frenzy for the movie memorabilia lifted the price tag into the stratosphere, according to the Mirror

It's in The Empire Strikes Back that Darth Vader, also known by ardent followers as Anakin Skywalker, played by David Prowse and voiced by James Earl Jones, reveals that protagonist Luke Skywalker is his son. 

While wearing that mask, Darth Vader said the famous line, 'The force is with you young Skywalker, but you are not a Jedi yet.' 

Once adding all the fees, the buyer shelled out more than $1.1 million to own a piece of film history.  By contrast, a vintage Han Solo firearm netted $550,000 in June.


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