In an auction house not so far away… Sotheby’s has joined forces with Japanese designer, music producer and creative entrepreneur NIGO® to stage its first auction dedicated solely to Star Wars. These prized collectibles from the iconic movies feature more than 600 original action figures (including a rare Luke Skywalker with “double-telescoping” Lightsaber), Darth Vader and Stormtrooper helmets, complete sets of collectible “Power of the Force” coins, limited edition toys and autographed rarities, such as a Count Dooku Lightsaber signed by Sir Christopher Lee.
All of the lots on offer come from NIGO®’s private collection, which the A Bathing Ape (BAPE), Ice Cream and Billionaire Boys Club founder spent decades amassing out of his Tokyo atelier.
“As a designer, I have always been inspired by Star Wars. I am honoured to be launching this sale and hope that it will bring excitement to Star Wars fans around the world.”
“The style of my collecting is really unchanged and I still collect toys,” NIGO® said in 2014, while collaborating on his first Sotheby’s auction NIGO® Only Lives Twice. “I am motivated to do it for the same reason, which is the personal attraction I have to certain things.”
That attraction and appreciation for pop culture sensations has gone on to influence NIGO®’s own style. After starting his Star Wars collection in the 1990s, NIGO® cited the series as an influence on his own distinctive approach to design. Later, he even fulfilled the wildest dream of any Star Wars collector – creating his own Boba Fett and Stormtrooper figures in collaboration with the MediaCom toy company.
Viewing is by appointment only.
This collection was catalogued by James Gallo of Toy Heaven.
For enquiries please contact: Olivia.Hunt@sothebys.com
Live auction commences: 10:00 AM EST, 11 December 2015