8:25pm PT by the Associated Press
Han Solo's 'Return of the Jedi' Blaster Sells for $550K at Auction
Han Solo's Blaster from 1983's Return of the Jedi has sold for $550,000 at a Las Vegas auction.
Julien's Auctions says Ripley's Believe It or Not bought the item Saturday.
The sci-fi weapon was the top-selling item at the Hollywood Legends auction.
The blaster was part of a collection from the U.S. art director on the Star Wars film, James L. Schoppe. An Imperial Scout Trooper Blaster from the movie sold for $90,625.
Julien's says other items at the auction included a full Superman III (1983) costume worn by actor Christopher Reeve. It sold for $200,000, well over its original estimate.
A black wool dress worn by Marilyn Monroe went for $50,000 to benefit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation.
The auction was held at Planet Hollywood casino-resort.