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Someone in this world now owns a working replica of a Tron: Legacy motorbike, and we should all be incredibly envious.
We've seen a number of amazing movie props go up for auction at ridiculous prices over the years, and have always wondered who has the hundreds of thousands of dollars it takes to win them all. Well, apparently the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences can be categorized as having this kind of financial liquidity.
There is plenty of merchandise from Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim currently on the market for fans of the movie to enjoy. For the collectors who pick up this kind of stuff, however, the real holy grail material is the stuff that's actually featured in the movie. And guess what? Now you can buy that stuff too.
Certifying that the bike is real, the auction also came with “an autographed photo of Paul Ruebens, a photo of him signing the photo, [a] letter/certificate of authenticity, [and a] Warner Bros. plans/spec sheet on the red cargo boxes.”
You know that giant pile of money that you don’t know what to do with that’s just sitting in that black bag shoved into a corner or in the attic behind your childhood sled? It turns out there’s a pretty sweet thing you could blow that dough on, if you’re so inclined.
You like Jurassic Park? Of course, you do. Everyone likes Jurassic Park. It’s still as visually impressive today as it was twenty years ago. It’s a stone cold classic, and if you’re interested in celebrating that greatness in more ways than just owning a Blu-ray and maybe having a poster on your wall, I have the perfect opportunity for you.
It's a shame that the vehicle has been hidden for so long just because of how incredibly cool it is. While most of James Bond's gadgets were fake - results of special and visual effects - the Esprit actually can be driven underwater. According to RM, it's "the one and only fully functioning car especially designed and built for the famous underwater sequence."
Before creating Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney made several cartoons featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Oswald eventually morphed into Mickey, and remains a curious footnote in the history of animation. Now Oswald is back in the news, because a rare and thought-lost cartoon featuring him has been unearthed, and is expected to bring in nearly $40,000 at auction next month.
The sweater worn by Jeff Bridges for The Big Lebowski is being auctioned off Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, through Profiles In History, a Hollywood memorabilia house located in Beverly Hills. In addition to the sweater, Profiles is hawking a fully functional Chitty Chitty Bang Bang automobile and an “Everlasting Gobstopper” used in 1971’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
If you were to go out on the street and ask 100 people if they would want the Iron Man armor, you can be certain that 90 of them would say yes. The other 10 either won't speak English or have never heard of the Marvel superhero