To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the first Star Wars film, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Japanese company Imperial Enterprises Inc has crafted two officially licensed statuettes of iconic major characters C-3PO and R2-D2. These aren't any old pieces of merchandising/tat, however, they're made of pure gold and silver respectively.

The pure gold C-3PO is, sadly, hollow, but does measure 100x48x32 mm and weighs 0.23kg. In sterling silver, R2-D2 is smaller, at 60x39x36mm, but weighs almost the same, at 0.225kg. When combined, they weigh (approximately) 0.35kg. And only 35 of each will ever be made... Get it?

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Both models come in protective glass cases and, considering their limited availability, are sure to be highly collectable.

They don't come cheap, though. The C-3PO statuette costs 500,000 Yen (£3,767), while R2-D2 is 150,000 Yen (£1,130).

We've asked granny for them for Christmas. But suspect we'll just get socks again.

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