R2-D2 head from Star Wars is up for sale on eBay!
Well, apparently it's called a 'hero dome' if you use the proper lingo, but anyway. It was worn by actor Kenny Baker for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and also for The Phantom Menace, and still has the original fibre optics inside, along with the original holoeyes (which were apparently filched from a Vickers passenger jet).
The dome was replaced when it got too difficult to rotate – it is getting on a bit now after all – and bizarrely was all set to be scrapped until an Elstree Studios employee rescued it. It was used in numerous close-ups in the two films, and comes with a letter from Kenny, who thinks he may have used it in The Empire Strikes Back, but can't be sure.
The starting price is a whopping $100,000.
(R2-D2 hero dome from Star Wars)
Live auction: Dec-15-06 12:00:00 PST