September 13, 2014 – Gotta love Ebay and all the unique (and sometimes wacky) items up for bid. In the spirit of Halloween (only six weeks away), why not check out this morbid Star Wars action figure, entitled “Uncle Owen Charred Remains”. The list price is $24.95 with free shipping.
Readers may recall that last March, a similarly-themed pair of action figures was up for auction on Ebay – Charred Uncle Owen and Charred Aunt Beru – as part of a fundraising campaign for Rancho Obi-Wan. The highest bid for the pair of action figures was $711.02.
The Uncle Owen/Aunt Beru items generated a high dollar amount presumably because the funds were designated for a good cause (Rancho Obi-Wan is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization); and because the bid was probably tax-deductible; and because, let’s be candid, these skeletal characters are grotesquely unique – they flashed on-screen for only a second or two in the original Star Wars (1977) movie and (excuse the pun) seared their way into our memories. There is definitely a coolness factor in adding these two figures to your collection, however morbid they might be.
The vendor lists four of these figures available, which you can find listed HERE on Ebay. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out the lovely Charred Aunt Beru (also $24.95) listed HERE. Her cardback is tinted pink so you don’t confuse the DNA remains.