If you’re still reeling over that emotional and devastatingly-good season finale of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi‘ on Disney Plus+, as a Star Wars fan, you might want to defer from reading further.
Earlier this week, it was confirmed that the original lightsaber that Obi-Wan Kenobi (played by Ewan McGregor) wielded during his foray into the Star Wars universe in the 1999 blockbuster ‘The Phantom Menace’ went up for sale through a Propstore Auction. The resulting bid was a staggering $125,000 USD
Pictured below, cult classic lightsaber prop includes all the details you loved from Kenobi’s original weapon, like the iconic hilt, large red activator button and the green prop blade used when the team were shooting the film. It’s a serious piece of movie history guaranteed to blow any Star Wars fan’s mind.
The new owner of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s (#EwanMcGregor) Dueling Lightsaber & Hilt from #StarWars: The Phantom Menace (1999) truly has the high ground now after buying this saber for $125,000 (Incl. Buyer’s Premium) in our #PropstoreLiveAuction! pic.twitter.com/mp3EpclgjP
— Propstore (@propstore_com) June 22, 2022
If you would like to bask in what is seemingly a Star Wars fan’s paradise, head over to Propstore’s Facebook Page where you’ll see a range of other iconic Star Wars props up for sale. Items such as an Imperial Guard helmet from Return of the Jedi, a Yoda skin display inspired by his look from The Empire Strikes Back, a Cantina band member mask, and an X-Wing model used to film A New Hope which recently sold for a mind-bending $2.3 million USD.
While the lightsaber fetching a six-figure was quite impressive, there was no doubt that its popularity had something to do with the recent success of the highly-anticipated Disney Plus+ series, ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’, which saw the return of McGregor as the mentally wounded Jedi, who is still coming to terms with the happenings of the Jedi’s downfall and the loss of his Padawan, Anakin Skywalker, in ‘The Revenge of the Sith‘.
Reunited alongside his long-time friend Hayden Christensen – who returns to the fold as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader – the series came to an epic conclusion earlier this week with the sixth and finale episode, that saw Kenobi take on Darth Vader for one penultimate duel. The series finale of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ jam packed everything that fans wanted to see into one episode (in a good way): it had emotion, it had an epic lightsaber duel, it had two cameo appearances, and above all, it answered some long-desired questions, particular around the unearthing of Darth Vader’s mindset post-Revenge of the Sith.
Both McGregor and Christensen have recently stated that they hope for a second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi, so here’s hoping to that!