Star Wars Darth Vader costume from The Empire Strikes Back expected to fetch $1-2 MILLION at auction

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He's possibly the most iconic villain of the twentieth century to grace the silver screen.

Now one of Darth Vader's costumes from The Empire Strikes Back is set to hit the auction block on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

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The suit, which is complete and in remarkable condition, is expected to sell for $1-2 million at auction as part of the Wonders of the Galaxy show, presented by the classic film channel TCM.

The suit, first created for the 1980 sequel, will be auctioned May 14 at the LA-based Bonhams auction house.

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The outfit has been on display to the public since Saturday, May 4 (known as Star Wars Day to fans).

Though it might look like a simple costume with an added helmet, the outfit features 17 different pieces, all of which are present and in excellent condition.

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Most movie props are built quickly and cheaply, so its quite unusual for something to have survived this long.

'Darth Vader is one of the most recognizable and infamous characters in the history of film and we are excited to offer this rare costume in our sale,' said Dr. Catherine Williamson, Director of Entertainment Memorabilia at Bonhams, in a statement. 'The suit’s completeness, remarkable condition, and excellent provenance make it a true rarity in the memorabilia marketplace.'

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