Darth Vader's bizarrely made-over helmets up for grabs at auction

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Washington, July 11 (ANI): The ultimate villain of the Star Wars universe - Darth Vader - is back in action. His helmets that have undergone wild makeovers are now going on sale.

"Darth Vader is not only an essential pop-culture icon, but also the all-time most evil movie villain.

Using the helmet as a 3-D canvas allowed for playing with or against Darth Vader's inherent themes," Wired News quoted Dov Kelemer and Sarah Jo Marks, owners of DKE Toys and producers and curators of The Vader Project, as saying.

The goal of the Vader Project is to show off Vader's thematic and artistic diversity, and deliver lightsaber shine to some of the Jedis of the art world.

Doug Murphy, aka Plasticgod, has created a thematic mash of precious metals, spiked nightmares and Anakin Skywalker's blinding hubris.

One can bid for the auction starting Saturday, watch it live online, or pick up a copy of The Vader Project's eye-popping catalog. (ANI)

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