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If anyone out there is still trying to figure out what to get me for Christmas and they have a spare $300,000 or so lying around, consider this officially added to my wishlist.

LONDON – For sale: A chance to embrace the dark side.

Christie’s auction house is selling an original Darth Vader costume from the “Star Wars” movie franchise.

The outfit — a jet-black helmet, mask and armor — is expected to sell Thursday for between 160,000 pounds and 230,000 pounds ($250,000 to $365,000).

Christie’s says the costume is thought to have been made for “The Empire Strikes Back,” the second film in George Lucas’s sci-fi series, released in 1980.

The auction house’s head of popular culture, Neil Roberts, says the costume is one of the most iconic in the history of cinema.

Christie’s did not name the seller, identified only as an American private collector.

If I owned that, I’d wear it to teach in and discipline would be a thing of the past.

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