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May The Fourth Be With You

The origins of Star Wars Day

May 6, 2024

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Ah, May the 4th! A day etched in the hearts of sci-fi enthusiasts everywhere. But how did this seemingly ordinary date become a galactic pop culture celebration? Buckle up, space cowboys, because we're taking a lightspeed trip through the origins of "May the Fourth Be With You."

The legend (and it is truly epic) traces back to 1979. Margaret Thatcher, the newly elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, received a congratulatory newspaper ad that declared, "May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie." This clever play on the iconic Star Wars line, "May the Force be with you," sparked a fan frenzy.

Over the years, the beloved pun evolved into an unofficial holiday, a day to celebrate the saga that whisked us away to a galaxy far, far away. From epic lightsaber duels to unforgettable characters, Star Wars has become a pop culture phenomenon that transcends generations.

But the Force isn't the only thing with us here at Julien’s. TCM & Julien's presents Hollywood Legends: Danger, Disaster & Disco auction coming soon! The momentous event is sure to have collectors and fans alike on the edge of their seats. Stay tuned, because on the horizon gleams a treasure trove of Hollywood history.

While the property isn’t live just yet, let's just say, there might be a few props that would make even Han Solo raise an eyebrow. Keep your eyes peeled, true believers, because the Force – and some truly phenomenal memorabilia – is soon to be with you.

Register today, and be ready to strike back tomorrow.

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Original Sith Trooper Helmet Prop from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

From the screen to your collection, this Sith Trooper helmet straight from the epic Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd., 2019). Donated by Lucasfilm to support the British Benevolent Society of California, it's time to conquer the galaxy with style!

Estimate: $10,000-20,000

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Helmet Worn by Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin in The Mandalorian

“This is the way”… An original helmet prop worn by Pedro Pascal as "The Mandalorian / Din Djarin" in the second season of the epic Star Wars series, The Mandalorian (Lucasfilm Ltd., 2020). It's time to conquer the galaxy while protecting “The Child” with style!

Estimate: $20,000-30,000

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Blaster Used by Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin in The Mandalorian

Blast your way through the galaxy like a true Mandalorian with this original IB-94 blaster pistol prop used by none other than Pedro Pascal as "Din Djarin / The Mandalorian" in the thrilling first season of the Disney+ original series, The Mandalorian (Lucasfilm Ltd., 2019-Present). It's time to bring some pew-pew firepower to your collection!

Estimate: $8,000-10,000

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Tie Fighter Helmet Used in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Get ready to soar through the stars with this original helmet prop worn by a fearless Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot in the epic film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm Ltd., 2016). Gear up and embrace the dark side in style!

Estimate: $50,000-70,000

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Lighting Test Head for K-2SO Used in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Bring the sarcastic and lovable K-2SO to life with this original special effects and lighting head used in developing the iconic character for the blockbuster film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm Ltd., 2016). Get ready to join the rebellion with this one-of-a-kind collector's item!

Estimate: $20,000-30,000

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Blaster Used by Diego Luna as Cassian Andor in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Gear up like a badass Rebel Alliance spy with this original A280-CFE heavy blaster prop blasted by Diego Luna as the charismatic "Cassian Andor" in the epic film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm Ltd., 2016). It's time to show the Empire what a real blaster can do!

Estimate: $10,000-20,000

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