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    Bring me the head of R2-D2

    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
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    Re: Bring me the head of R2-D2

    Damn! A little too rich for my blood.

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    Re: Bring me the head of R2-D2

    Among all the filmland treasures the same auction house has a few Disney gems too ( a full 'TRON' suit and 'The Rocketeer' ensemble), these both start at $300:

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