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Blinged-out, 11-pound Master Chief helmet fetches $34,000 on eBay

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The bling-encrusted Master Chief helmet being auctioned on eBay sold for $34,3000, with the proceeds headed to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Xbox Asia was behind the promotion, tied to the launch of Halo 5: Guardians at the end of October. and if $34,0000 sounds like a bargain for several pounds of jewels, keep in mind those are Swarovski crystals. They're plenty nice, but they're not diamonds.

The whole apparatus weighs about 11 pounds and was designed by the Taiwanese cosplayer Hsu Chia-Hao and the Australian designer Jenny Manik Mercian. A video about its creation is below. Halo 5: Guardians launched Oct. 27 on Xbox One; for more, check out Polygon's review.

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