“Return of The Nigo,” the first Star Wars auction in Sotheby’s history is set to roll on December 11th, only a few days before the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens. Up for sale will be 175 items (actually more, because many are sets) from the private collection of Star Wars super fan Nigo.
In an auction house not so far away… Sotheby’s has joined forces with Japanese designer, music producer and creative entrepreneur NIGO® to stage its first auction dedicated solely to Star Wars. These prized collectibles from the iconic movies feature more than 600 original action figures (including a rare Luke Skywalker with “double-telescoping” Lightsaber), Darth Vader and Stormtrooper helmets, complete sets of collectible “Power of the Force” coins, limited edition toys and autographed rarities, such as a Count Dooku Lightsaber signed by Sir Christopher Lee.
All of the lots on offer come from NIGO®’s private collection, which the A Bathing Ape (BAPE), Ice Cream and Billionaire Boys Club founder spent decades amassing out of his Tokyo atelier.
The rare 1978 Luke Skywalker action figure is expected to fetch between $12,000 and $18,000, and there are two complete sets of collectible coins that will bring even more, so you may have to smash your piggy bank. You can look through the items at Sotheby’s website. -via Worthly