It’s a rare thing when you can own a piece of cinema history. A replica “Star Wars” Stormtrooper helmet bearing 17 signatures from “Star Wars” luminaries will be auctioned to raise funds for the Make-a-Wish Foundation by eFX Collectibles beginning today at 12 p.m. EST and will end on December 20th. The helmet bares the signature of the cast and crew of the original “Star Wars” Trilogy include George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Frank Oz, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Frank Oz, Kenny Baker, John Williams, Lawrence Kasdan, Peter Mayhew, Jeremy Bulloch, David Prowse and the late Irvin Kershner, director of “The Empire Strikes Back,” to whom the auction is dedicated. The replica stormtrooper helmet is actually from Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope.
“The helmet traveled more than 25,000 miles – from Southern California to Skywalker Ranch to London and New York and many places in between to be signed, and it’s an amazing sight to behold,” said Bryan Ono, president of eFX Inc., who spearheaded the efforts to collect the autographs.