Stormtrooper costume components believed to be made for the George Lucas films, Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) and The Empire Strikes Back (1980) has sold at Christie’s London, for £205,250 , or $321,422 today.
The costume was believed to be elements from both films.
Here is Christie’s description for the costume elements from their catalog:
Star Wars Trilogy
A collection of Stormtrooper costume components, believed to be elements made for both of the first two films of 20th Century Fox/Lucasfilm Star Wars trilogy (Star Wars – A New Hope, 1977 and The Empire Strikes Back, 1980), comprising a selection of vacuum formed ABS plastic components, to include; front and back armour chest plates, with edging strips, and ‘O II’ moulding to back plate; front and back lower torso parts, with edging strips, reversed ‘AB buttons’ on AB plate at front; an Ammo belt, small plastic square details to front (two missing) covering rivets, two drop boxes connected by elastic loops, all upon a canvas/cloth belt, (fraying to edges above stitching) with velcro fastening to rear; two shoulder bells; two bicep covers, ‘thumbprint’ detail to inner section and thin strip detail hiding joins on one; two forearm parts with thin strip detail hiding joins on one; two thigh covers, the right leg with power-pack belt attached at lower edge; two lower leg/calf protectors and pair of Chelsea boots, painted white, black sole edge visible (15)
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