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Star Wars droid R2-D2 earns USD 2.75 million at auction

PTI
Published : Jul 2, 2017, 1:24 pm IST
Updated : Jul 2, 2017, 1:26 pm IST

The 43-inch-tall droid was the most expensive item at the movie's memorabilia auction held recently.

R2-D2 (left) and BB-8 (right) kept for display at an event. (Photo: AFP)
 R2-D2 (left) and BB-8 (right) kept for display at an event. (Photo: AFP)

Los Angeles: A famous droid R2-D2, which helped Skywalkers complete their missions in several ‘Star Wars’ films, was sold for USD 2.75 million.

The 43-inch-tall droid was the most expensive item at the movie's memorabilia auction, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

 

The unit was sold through the auction house Profiles in History and was compiled from parts used throughout filming the original films.

R2-D2 appeared in the epic space opera film franchise's original trilogy, prequel trilogy, sequel trilogy, and ‘Rogue One’.

Throughout the course of the films, he supported Padme Amidala, Anakin Skywalker, Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, and Obi-Wan Kenobi at various points in the saga.

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