A Massive Auction Is Selling Off Marty McFly's Nikes, Star-Lord's Helmet, and Bill Murray's 'Ghostbusters' Suit

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 - 10:25AM
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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 - 10:25AM
A Massive Auction Is Selling Off Marty McFly's Nikes, Star-Lord's Helmet, and Bill Murray's 'Ghostbusters' Suit
Image credit: The Prop Store
If you've ever watched Back to the Future II and wanted to get your hands on the iconic piece of sporting history that allowed Biff Tannen to take over the world in an alternate timeline, then now's your chance: the original prop, used in the movie, is set to go under the hammer later this month as part of a large auction of original props from across all of science fiction. Finally, you'll be able to own—wait, is this just the dust jacket? Dang! Foiled again, just like in the movie!



The Prop Store, purveyors of all kinds of movie props, has arranged an unprecedented auction covering hundreds of oddities from far-flung geeky movie and TV franchises. If you've got the cash (bear in mind that nothing here is particularly cheap) you could become the proud owner of Star Lord's mask from Guardians of the Galaxy, C3PO's face (well, his post-Attack of the Clones face, at any rate), or, if you be worthy, Mjolnir itself.




Just don't expect this to grant you the power of Thor—if you're rich enough to afford any of these props, you've probably got enough power as it is.

Auctions of popular movie props happen from time to time, and can see an awful lot of money changing hands. Recently, the original Luke Skywalker lightsaber went under the hammer for hundreds of thousands of dollars, presumably to an M. Kanata of Nymeve Lake, Takodana. It's common for movie studios to auction off props and replicas to get every possible penny back from the cost of movie production—even a replica of Luke's iconic blue blade cost $1,250 when sold by Disney last year.



According to Wired, this latest auction, which comprises over 600 original pieces of movie memorabilia, come from various sources, including private collections belonging to some of the most prolific collectors of Hollywood trinkets. The pieces will all go on sale in a special auction in London on September 26, but for those of us who'd like to pool our allowances and pocket change in order to win Jack Nicholson's Joker costume from the first Batman movie, it's also possible to put in a bid on the Prop Store's website.



Going after a piece of a Batman villain's clothing might be the best plan here—the only way to afford any of this stuff is with a daring bank heist!
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