This week, it was revealed that a Red Leader X-Wing miniature model made by Industrial Light & Magic for the original star wars Sold for an impressive $2,375,000. This caused franchise star Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) to joke on Twitter, “I should have kept mine.” This led to fans asking the actor about some of the things kept from the sets.
“What’s the most valuable thing you’ve kept? Definitely a lightsaber?” @RupertMyers asked. “My shoes from the first movie. Don’t know their value because I’ll never sell them,” Hamill revealed. You can see his tweet below:
My shoes from the very first movie. Don’t know their value as I will never sell them. https://t.co/s2PznV5bED
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) 24 June 2022
Hamill often takes to Twitter to share fun facts and tell stories about his days playing Luke. Recently, he shared some hilarious vintage autographs that he never intended for the public to see. He recently posted a really funny behind-the-scenes video with Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) as they gave director George Lucas a tough time on the set of the original film.
Newcomer Grant Feeley was recently seen playing the role of young Luke Obi-Wan Kenobic, and Hamill weighed in on the casting of his younger self. “Grant Feeley looks like a perfect Luke Skywalker and I wish him all the best!” Hamill shared on Twitter, adding the hashtag #TheForceIsWithFeely. However, Luke was not featured in the series as much as fans had hoped. While Lucasfilm announced Luke’s casting in advance, they kept Vivian Lyra Blair as little Princess Leia a secret until the show premiered.
For the X-Wing that sold for over $2,000,000, you can read the item’s auction description below:
“The X-Wing fighter model is extremely well preserved and remains in excellent condition. The lightweight rigid foam remains solid, and the original unreinforced paintwork is in excellent condition, with only subtle flaking in small areas. A slight one from the laser cannons.” Warpage displays, and one of the laser cannon tip assemblies built from scratch is loose. The Pyro X-Wing was intended to be mounted on a C-stand with a hole in the back of the fuselage or to be hung from wires during filming. There are several small holes in the top of the fuselage related to hanging the model on wires. A custom-made aluminum stand that supports the model through the fuselage is included with the piece, as is a wooden transport crate.”
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