Someone on the Internet took the time to calculate how much it would cost to craft Darth Vader’s armor if it actually existed outside the realms of science fiction, and as you’d expect from a partially robotic spacesuit, it doesn’t come cheap.
Not only is it a spacesuit, but it’s a spacesuit with a life support system fitted into it. It’s equipped with prosthetic limbs (ones that require servicing), augmented reality, a breathing mechanism, and all sorts of other gadgetry that comes out to some $18.3 million in today’s money.
Not cheap, huh? Well, let that be a warning to you: don’t fall into an intergalactic lava flow unless you can afford it.
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- Source: Mashable