C-3PO looking apalled.

Want C-3PO’s Head? Now’s Your Chance

While many fans have hated on C-3PO, I actually like Star Wars‘ resident uptight droid. I see C-3PO as a droid created for people who relate more to controlling Bert than free-wheeling Ernie (who has more than a few traits in common with the other OG droid, R2-D2.) That’s me! Even as a child, I enjoyed how thin-skinned and easily offended he was because he also completely lacked any self-awareness. Honestly, I see the way C-3PO irritates his way through life as personal goals. Talk a lot, don’t care who is listening, and get offended when I want to because it suits my purposes. Nothing wrong with that! He gets to be a hero in the Star Wars franchise too! Hell, he even got carried around like a little princeling towards the end of Empire Strikes Back on Chewbacca’s back. Who doesn’t want that?!

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So whether you love 3PO, hate 3PO, or just really like Star Wars, now is your chance to own a piece of film history, because Anthony Daniels, who played the droid, is auctioning off C-3PO’s head. Per CNN:

“However, you’ll need more than just the force on your side, as the item is expected to fetch up to a staggering £1 million ($1.2 million).

The head is one of more than 1,800 pieces of movie and TV memorabilia that will be available at an auction held by Propstore in London and online between November 9 and 12.

The item, complete with light-up eyes, comes from the personal collection of C-3PO himself, Anthony Daniels, who played the droid the “Star Wars” movies.

Other items from Daniels’ collection that are up for sale include C-3PO’s hands and feet, hand-annotated scripts and an unopened cereal box used as a prop by C-3PO.”

I’m calling it now, there is no way on earth that head goes for only $1.2 million. I suspect it will go for much more. Star Wars is an entire personality for some people. I also hope that some massively rich collector buys the head, as well as the hands and feet, just to wear around the house. Somehow it feels appropriate in a dying capitalist world that this would happen. Indiana Jones might say that all this stuff belongs in a museum, but to that, I say: wrong franchise!

This is what Daniels had to say on the auction:

“I’m cashing out, smell you later!”

Haha, no, I kid, but I would respect him a lot if he pulled a C-3PO and said something to that effect. Here’s the real quote:

“I trust that the pieces will go into the right hands,” Daniels said in a press release. “I hope this can bring pleasure to Star Wars fans and collectors all around the world and give them a chance to own a piece of the real thing.”


Good for him! I hope Daniels makes a lot of money and lives a life of gilded luxury! I would if I could too! The auction happens in about a month, so start rummaging around your couch cushions for droid money.

(featured image: Disney+)

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