May the Fourth be with whoever drops $1.4 million for this gold Darth Vader mask
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.
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.
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.