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It's 24K solid gold.

Cailey Rizzo
May 03, 2017

May the Fourth be with those who can afford it.

Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka will sell a solid gold Darth Vader mask for a cool $1.4 million at its flagship store in Tokyo on Thursday, May 4. The sale is in honor of every Star Wars fan’s favorite day of the year.

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Although the brand describes the mask as life size (26.5 centimeters by 30 centimeters), in an email to the New York Times, a spokesperson for Ginza Tanaka said “Unfortunately, you cannot wear this mask because it is too heavy.”

The solid 24-karat gold mask weighs in at 33 pounds. Why use this much gold to recreate the iconic villain? Ginza Tanaka said simply because they wanted to.

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For those looking for Star Wars commemorative merch on a less imperial budget, Ginza Tanaka will also sell a set of three solid gold coins for $11,000. The total weight of gold is about 100 grams and there’s also a poster included. In honor of the original Star Wars debut in 1977, they will only make 77 sets.

And then at the Padawan budget level, there’s a single 10-gram solid gold coin available for $1,200. There’s one featuring Yoda and another engraved with a lightsaber battle between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.

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