The life-sized X-wing in this auction is one of only 8 left in the entire world. To our knowledge, it is one of only two that have ever been released into public hands.
Back in 1995, 20th Century Fox Germany and Lucasfilm contracted 9 of these to be made by a company called Pana Sensor in Frankfurt. They were to be part of a worldwide promotional tour highlighting the THX release of the original Star Wars Trilogy on home video. Because of a truck wreck several years ago, only 8 of these ships still exist.
There is currently one on display at the Wings Over The Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver, Colorado. There is also one in storage at the 20th Century Fox Studios in Sydney, Australia. In 1996, Neiman Marcus auctioned one of them off in their world famous Christmas Catalog. The final bid came in at $135,000.00.
You can read all about it at http://www.starbright.org/press/xwing.html
Aside from the three mentioned above, and the one we have available, we have not been able to locate the other 4 X-Wings still in existence. If anyone has information on their location, we would love to hear from you. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These incredible life-sized replicas were constructed from fiberglass, wood, and plastic, all placed over a steel frame. When fully assembled the X-Wing measures 28 feet long, 20 feet wide, and about 10 and a half feet tall. Total weight is approximately 2000 lbs.
This particular X-wing has spent the last several years hanging from the ceiling of the FAO Schwartz toy store in Orlando, Florida. It is in very good shape, and would be the ultimate centerpiece to any Star Wars collection. It is now located in Dayton, Ohio and can be seen by appointment only.
Because of the extreme rarity of this piece, we have set a fair reserve and Buy-It-Now price. Please note that the reserve IS lower than the Buy-It-Now price. If someone purchases it using Buy-It-Now, we will provide domestic U.S. shipping directly to the location of your choice for no additional charge. This is a savings of several thousand dollars.
We will accept International bids as well, but you will have to pay extra for shipping. However, we will work with you on this end to make sure it is a very smooth process and transaction. Thanks, and Good Luck.
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