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Star Wars 35th Anniversary - Sterling Silver R2-D2 & Pure Gold C-3PO

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There are movie memorabilia and then there are these from Lucasfilm Ltd. To commemorate the upcoming 35th anniversary of Star Wars, which made its debut on May 25th, 1977, Lucasfilm Ltd. will be offering fans the ultimate collectable - statuettes R2-D2 in sterling silver and C-3PO in pure gold. In line with the 35th anniversary theme, only 35 figurines will be made in the facsimile of each droids. Each will also weigh around 35 grams in the precious metals and stored behind a glass capsule display case. While prices for both commodities have skyrocketed in recently months on the open market, the figurines can be yours with the sterling silver R2-D2 retailing for JP¥ 150,000, or US$ 1800 and gold C-3PO for JP¥ 500,000, or US$ 6000. via: