Darth Vader Gets Gold Makeover

April 22, 2015

Darth Vader has had a makeover.

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Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka unveiled a gold Darth Vader mask on Wednesday (April 22), months before the latest film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, hits theatres in December.

While the gold-plated mask is not for sale, commemorative gold coins engraved with Darth Vader or his Stormtroopers will be from May 4.

The coins weigh between five and 30 grams, with the smallest Darth Vader coin priced at 65,000 yen ($543). A set of 11 coins of assorted designs and sizes costs about one million yen ($8,354).

The mask will be displayed until May 6. It will then be handed over to The Walt Disney Company, which purchased the “Star Wars” franchise from George Lucas in 2012.