Maybe there'll be a Black Friday deal for Darth Vader?

And this final note: When you see a wire story with the headline "Darth Vader Update" -- well you gotta check THAT one, right? Turns out evil incarnate was on the auction block in London today. At least, one of his original costumes was. But Christie's auction house reports that no one was willing to pay the price set by the seller -- a cool quarter-mill for Vader's iconic black helmet, mask and armor. If only the Dark Lord of the Sith could have conducted the auction himself -- "What is thy bidding, my master?"

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