Hollywood auction sees 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' R2-D2 selling for more than $587,000

Courtesy Studio Auctions

A sale of Hollywood props and other memorabilia recently fetched a fortune after Studio Auctions put the treasures under the hammer.

The numbers are now in from the company's The Force is Strong with Studio Auctions event, and the top-selling item was an R2-D2 seen in the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi. It sold for $587,500, five times its estimated price.

Aside from being a screen-used prop, the droid was autographed by the show's producer-star Ewan McGregor, as well as co-stars including Hayden Christensen and Liam Neeson.

Another Star Wars piece, Yoda's Gimer Stick from 1980's The Empire Strikes Back, sold for $125,000.

In spite of the name of the event, there were other treasures up for grabs from a galaxy closer to home: Michael J. Fox's iconic hoverboard from 1989's Back to the Future: Part II fetched $187,500.

Anthony Hopkins' iconic Hannibal Lecter mask from 1991's The Silence of the Lambs sold for $204,000, while Draco Malfoy's Nimbus 2001 Quidditch broom ridden by Tom Felton in 2002's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets went for $75,000 when the hammer fell.

Other items that were up for grabs included the famous brass balls swung by Alec Baldwin's brash Glengarry Glen Ross character, which went for $13,750; a three-piece suit worn by Al Pacino as Tony Montana in 1983's Scarface, which rang up at $12,500; and Clint Eastwood's sunglasses from 1971's Dirty Harry, which sold for $10,200.

Studio Auctions' next event is slated for October 2024 and will center on props and wardrobe pieces used and worn by Hollywood icons Marlon Brando and Marilyn Monroe.

Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 11:56AM by Stephen Iervolino Permalink