Hard times force fan to sell prized Rings, Star Wars costumes

It is a dark time for the republic: The economy's so bad some ardent sci-fi fans have had to sell off their prized possessions, CNN reports.

That includes this CNN "iReporter," who posts images of his original Star Wars stormtrooper costume, which he sold for $700, and a Lord of the Rings Nazgul Ringwraith costume, which he sold for $2,000 to pay off his wedding.

Click through the link to see what else people are selling.

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