Since the 1977 release of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, the iconic George Lucas franchise has become one of the biggest things on the planet. With the recent release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the entire franchise has earned over 7 billion dollars worldwide and gained seven Oscars, including three Special Achievement Awards.
From its first installment in 1999, the Star Wars Celebration has brought together fans from around the world to various convention halls, including the Los Angeles Convention Center and ExCel London Exhibition Centre.
Just like fans of any other franchise, Star Wars fans are known for collecting various items based on the sci-fi films. One person decided to decorate his house with memorabilia.
After seeing Return Of The Jedi when he was six years old, 36 year old school teacher Edd Sprague has been one of the most devoted Star Wars fans out there. Over the decades, he has collected various memorabilia surrounding the property, but he simply threw them all in the garage of his old house.
When he moved to a new home in Ton Pentre, Wales, he wanted to show off his love for Yoda and Darth Vader by placing them in the attic.
Sprague’s love for the franchise was reinvigorated after seeing the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He even named his son Finn after John Boyega’s character. He’s received a plethora of offers from fellow collectors for some of his items, but he has no plans to sell any of his stuff, which he sees as an investment towards the future of his children.
His collection will grow bigger with the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15, 2017. Unfortunately, this is the final Star Wars film for Carrie Fisher, who died from cardiac arrest on December 27, 2016. While he has several signed items from the cast, Sprague’s signed poster from Fisher is his most cherished piece of Star Wars keepsake.
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