Someone Bought Ewan McGregor's Star Wars Rat Tail for Nearly $3,000
Published Oct 02, 2019Did you ever have an extra $3,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Consider perhaps you also severely lack in taste and common sense. What would you buy? We have the answer to one such question today — an Obi-Wan Kenobi rat tail worn by Ewan McGregor.
Apparently, one very serious Star Wars: The Phantom Menace fan found a way to put a sizable dent in his or her bank account with the purchase of one such rat tail, which just recently sold at auction for £1,722 — or about $2,800 CAD.
The Prop Store auction website describes the item (shown below) as Obi-Wan Kenobi's Padawan braid from the "collection of hair stylist Sue Love, who worked on several notable productions, including the Star Wars franchise."
The rat tail is made from "brown synthetic hair [featuring] two bands of red thread and two bands of faux-gold thread," while also "[showing] signs of production use, including glue remnants at the top, minor wear and loose strands of thread."
The listing also makes sure to note that this particular rat tail has, in fact, been worn by McGregor.
In addition to the sale of the rat tail, the auction site had several other Star Wars items up for grabs. These included a handpainted Yoda portrait, a Naboo Royal Starship cockpit chair from Phantom Menace, protocol droid hands and even Darth Maul's Lightsaber.