If someone offered me the chance either to be wealthy or to be Han Solo, I would take a few minutes to give the decision some heavy consideration. And then I would have to stop writing because my money stacks had temporarily blocked out the sun. And if I had the money, I could blow a large chunk of it just to look like Han Solo. In a certain light. From a certain angle. If you’re drunk. One thing that would help sell the illusion? If I had Han’s sidearm strapped to my hip. His iconic blaster is going up for public auction on December 21 at a Hollywood Auction by Profiles in History, and the presumably one-of-a-kind weapon is expected to bring in $200,000 – $300,000. But for those not willing to spend that much, the same auction will also have a stunt version of Rick Deckard’s blaster from Blade Runner that shouldn’t cost nearly as much.
Commissioned from a private Star Wars collector, the Solo blaster was an on-camera prop for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and is thought to be the only one of its kind that exists, as the one used in the original film doesn’t seem to exist anymore. This version was custom molded using the casting of the original version and even bears the same serial number.