Sometimes, life hits you hard. When that happens, you often have to move treasured possessions you love just to make ends meet. And for one Aussie gamer, that means selling their Xbox 360 – one signed by Carrie Fisher.
According to the owner, who contacted Kotaku via email, Carrie Fisher originally signed the Star Wars 360 model when she toured SupaNova in Perth. “Her first response was, ‘What the heck is this??’,” Jezza* explained.
It’s a bit of a sad story. Jezza doesn’t want to sell it; the console makes him smile every time he walks past it. But due to hard times, he’s been forced to part with his treasured item through eBay.
“The console has remained switched off, but will be powered on to wipe the hard drive clean. This has also been validated and will include a certificate of authenticity with an attached hologram for records,” the eBay description reads.
As you’d expect for something so precious, it’s not selling cheap. The starting bid is just shy of $26,000, putting it in the same range as autographed presentation and shooting scripts with the late Leia’s writing.
Other effects from Fisher (and her late mother Debbie Reynolds) are being auctioned off online now as well, including a life size Leia blaster statue and her on-set chair from Return of the Jedi.
That’s unlikely to come of much comfort to Jezza, however. As he puts it, he’s simply trying to get away from crippling debt and months of mi goreng dinners. And that’s never a useful situation to be in.
Nonetheless, if you want to own a fairly rare piece of memorabilia – I can’t find any other consoles or gaming hardware with Fisher’s signature – then one’s available right now.