Want to win the title of “most awesome gift giver ever” this holiday season? Or maybe you’re just greedy and want to get yourself the coolest toy around? Then look no further than the Profiles in History Icons of Hollywood Auction. The high-profile memorabilia auction takes place in Beverly Hills this December 15-16 and, with over 1,000 items up for auction, it looks to offer something for sci-fi fans of every stripe.
Some of the highlights of the auction are the actual DeLorean used in ‘Back to the Future III’, the ruby slippers from ‘The Wizard of Oz’, a hand-phaser from the original ‘Star Trek’ series and the costume from ‘Robocop.’ But there are tons of other items for the sci-fi fan. There are original one-sheet posters from sci-fi classics such as ‘The Incredible Shrinking Man’ and ‘The Thing from Another World’. You can buy one of the head studies used to create the classic make-up FX for the original ‘Planet of the Apes’!
Like Star Trek? There’s the aforementioned phaser obviously. But you can also check out a slew of costumes including those worn by James Doohan (Scotty) and Brent Spiner (Data). Or, if you’re on the other side of the Trek/Wars debate, you can check out full-size replicas of C-3PO and Darth Vader… or even one of the practice puppets of Yoda used in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’.
For the comic book fan, you can buy Wonder Woman’s gauntlets and lasso from the 1970’s television series or the first book appearance of Superman. For horror buffs, there are a ton of posters and a whole batch of things from the estate of Bela Lugosi, including the actual cape used in the 1931 production of ‘Dracula’!
And if you’re not into sci-fi (but really… who isn’t?), the general movie aficionado can find awesome collectibles such as Marilyn Monroe’s wedding ring and personal letters from John Wayne.
But getting any of this awesome swag comes at a price. The DeLorean is expected to sell for at least $400,000 and the ruby slippers (one of only four pairs in existence) at a whopping $2 million! If you’re not planning on spending that much this holiday season, you can probably get the ‘Star Trek’ phaser for around $50,000.
Of course, if you’re looking to get your humble writer something this holiday season, might I suggest the little guy below? He is expected to go for as little as $800.
I could get lost just looking through the list of items available at this auction! For the full auction list, check out the Profiles in History website.