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Someone Just Paid $3,000 For Ewan McGregor's Actual Rat's Tail From Star Wars

Someone Just Paid $3,000 For Ewan McGregor's Actual Rat's Tail From Star Wars

When you think of movie set memorabilia, there's a seemingly endless list of things that people would want.

The leather jacket that Sandy wears in Grease perhaps? What about the Wilson volleyball that kept Tom Hanks company in Cast Away? Surely you'd want The Heart of the Ocean from Titanic so you can pretend to be the little old lady at the end?

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Like we said, there's an endless supply of things that people can buy and sell from these sets; and it's clear people will fork out cash for anything...literally anything.

One person has proved that after purchasing the rat's tail that Ewan McGregor wore during Star Wars Episode I: A Phantom Menace.

Credit: Lucas Films
Credit: Lucas Films

McGregor's character, Obi-Wan Kenobi sported a tiny, braided collection of hair that was obviously a clip on. You might think that this tiny prop would be discarded or locked away, never to be seen again, well, you'd be wrong.

It went up for auction and was sold for actual, real money...and a lot of it.

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An anonymous bidder has paid a whopping $3,100 (£1,722) for the rat's tail, which could possibly be the most amount of money I've seen someone spend on such a small amount of hair.

The auction listing says: "Obi-Wan Kenobi sported his Padawan braid throughout the film to signify the rank he had reached in his Jedi apprentice training.

Credit: Prop Store
Credit: Prop Store

"Originally from the collection of hair stylist Sue Love, who worked on several notable productions, including the Star Wars franchise and Withnail & I, the long braid is made from brown synthetic hair and features two bands of red thread and two bands of faux-gold thread.

"Different coloured bands would be added to these whenever a Padawan progressed in their training. The braid shows signs of production use, including glue remnants at the top, minor wear and loose strands of thread."

There are plenty of items of memorabilia from the movie listed on this site, ranging from gloves, chairs, posters and even autographed call sheets.

But why someone would fork out this much money on some hair is beyond us. Hey, one person's trash is another person's treasure. You can imagine the purchaser attaching it to their head for Halloween and rocking the absolute hell out of it.

Featured Image Credit: Lucas Films

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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