Luke Skywalker's 'Original' Lightsaber Is Going Up for Auction

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Star Wars © & TM 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Star Wars fans were stunned when it was announced that a Profiles in History auction would be putting Luke Skywalker’s original lightsaber on the auction block. The iconic movie prop, from 1977's Star Wars: A New Hope, is set to earn upwards of $150,000. And while a lightsaber would no doubt be an amazing addition to any fan's memorabilia collection, Luke Skywalker himself wants to make it clear that it's not a one-of-a-kind.

After Fortune Magazine tweeted out a link to their coverage of the auction, Mark Hamill made an important clarification. According to the Star Wars star, there is no "original" lightsaber.

Hamill’s tweet received a lot of attention—and thanks from his loyal fanbase, many of whom are no doubt thinking about breaking open their piggy banks.

Of course, just because the prop isn't the only one used in the original 1977 film doesn't make it any less valuable to fans. But we’re curious to see if anyone will come in and rain on the parade of the lucky bidder who takes home this "original" lightsaber when it goes up for sale later this month in Los Angeles.

The New Apple Watch SE Is Now Available on Amazon

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Apple/Amazon

Apple products are notorious for their high price tags. From AirPods to iPads to MacBooks, it can be difficult to find the perfect piece of tech on sale when you are ready to buy. Luckily, for those who have had their eye on a new Apple Watch, the Apple Watch SE is designed with all the features users want but at a lower starting price of $279— and they're available on Amazon right now.

The SE exists as a more affordable option when compared to Apple's new Series 6 line of watches. This less expensive version has many of the same functions of its pricier brethren, except for certain features like the blood oxygen sensor and electrical heart sensor. To make up for the truncated bells and whistles, the SE comes in at least $120 cheaper than the Series 6, which starts at $400 and goes up to $800. The SE comes with technical improvements on previous models as well, such as the fall detection, a faster processor, a larger screen, water resistance, and more.

Now available in 40mm ($279) and 44mm ($309), both SE models offer a variety of colors to choose from, such as sliver, space gray, and pink. If you want cellular connection, you’ll have to pay a bit more for the 40mm ($329) and the 44mm ($359).

For more, head to Amazon to see the full list of offerings from Apple.

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Celebrate the Holidays With the 2020 Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar

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Funko

Though the main book series and movie franchise are long over, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter remains in the spotlight as one of the most popular properties in pop-culture. The folks at Funko definitely know this, and every year the company releases a new Advent calendar based on the popular series so fans can count down to the holidays with their favorite characters.

Right now, you can pre-order the 2020 edition of Funko's popular Harry Potter Advent calendar, and if you do it through Amazon, you'll even get it on sale for 33 percent off, bringing the price down from $60 to just $40.

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Over the course of the holiday season, the Advent calendar allows you to count down the days until Christmas, starting on December 1, by opening one of the tiny, numbered doors on the appropriate day. Each door is filled with a surprise Pocket Pop! figurine—but outside of the trio of Harry, Hermione, and Ron, the company isn't revealing who you'll be getting just yet.

Calendars will start shipping on October 15, but if you want a head start, go to Amazon to pre-order yours at a discount.

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