Tokyo (AP) “Star Wars” fans with deep pockets might consider it a golden opportunity.
A Tokyo jewelry store is offering life-size Darth Vader masks made of 24-karat gold at a hefty price of 154 million yen ($1.4 million) to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of the first “Star Wars” movie.
The creation measures 26.5 centimeters (10.4 inches) wide and 30 centimeters (11.8 inches) high.
The Ginza Tanaka store says the masks are not designed for wearing at about 15 kilograms (33 pounds), they would be too heavy, and they have no opening for a head.
While the masks are its most expensive “Star Wars” memorabilia, the jeweler has made pricier products. In 2013, a gold Disney-themed Christmas tree was priced at 500 million yen ($4.5 million).
Marketing manager Hirotsugu Tsuchiya said it took 10 goldsmiths three months to mold and assemble the prototype.