Say you had to bid on an original lightsaber that Mark Hamill wielded in both Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Go ahead, pick a number. $1000? $5000? $50000? How about a quarter of a million dollars?
Yes indeed, some fanboy laid down $240,000 for what is perhaps the holy grail of sci-fi memorabilia. I don’t know that I’d pay that much for a real lightsaber. For a working Boba Fett suit, though? I’d probably eat glass.