What would you pay for Han Solo's blaster?
Have you ever wanted a Tron suit? Would you be willing to sell your car, or perhaps one of your less-essential internal organs, for it?
If so, we have great news for you.
Auction house Profiles in History is auctioning off an astounding number of pieces of Hollywood memorabilia on Dec. 21.
While the average fan probably can’t afford any of it, even average fans can pray for a Christmas miracle.
20. A chair from ‘Rick’s’ of Casablanca fame
For $3,000-$5,000, this handsome bamboo and wicker chair (also used in Paramount’s White Christmas and Funny Face) can be yours. Piano, melancholy and booze not included.
19. Mork from Ork spacesuit from Mork and Mindy
Expected to fetch between $20,000-$30,000, this is believed to be the only Mork suit to ever go to auction.
18. ‘Mulder’ and ‘Scully’ FBI badges from The X-Files
For just $4,000-$6,000, you and the purchaser can investigate paranormal occurrences like the real Mulder & Scully! Price does not cover insurance against sewer monsters, pyrokinetics or Doug Hutchinson.
17. ‘Young Indy’ whip from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
16. Frank Sinatra’s personal signature tuxedo
Imagine showing up to a party in Frank Sinatra’s tuxedo. For $12,000-$15,000, you can make that fantasy a reality.
15. ‘Spock’ ears from Star Trek
There’s really nothing to say here except these are Spock’s pointy ears, relatively affordable at $3,000. And they’re AMAZING.
14. Lifeboat from Titanic
Because it’s nearly 28 feet long, good luck finding somewhere to display your $40-60,000 lifeboat. That said, it is the very one used to rescue Rose.
13. ‘Frodo’ sword ‘Sting’ from Lord of the Rings
Profiles in History sold Orlando Bloom’s Legolas bow for $372,000 in 2012, so don’t be surprised if this goes for far higher than its estimated $50,000 price tag.
12. ‘Wilson’ volleyball from Cast Away
Wil-soooooooooon! Wiiiiilllllllll-sooooooonnnnnn! Price: $15,000.
11. ‘Blue Warrior’ costume from Tron
Despite the fact that the headpiece is just an old hockey helmet, this piece of your childhood could sell for $20,000. Perhaps Daft Punk will buy it.
10. James Dean’s ‘Jim’ switchblade from Rebel Without a Cause
Sadly, the knife is not operational, a quality we like in our $25,000 switchblades, so that’s something to keep in mind if you’re looking for an incredibly expensive dueling knife.
9. Alien egg from Aliens
It actually opens (making it more functional than Dean’s switchblade, and at only $12,000, a better bargain), giving you the option of recreating scenes from both the Alien films and your nightmares. It doesn’t come with a “face hugger,” but hey, while you’re at the auction, you can buy one of those, too!
8. Marlon Brando’s ‘Don Corleone’ coat from The Godfather
You can buy the coat Don Corleone was shot in for $50,000. America is a wonderful place.
7. ‘Jack’ sled from The Nightmare Before Christmas
This is one of only two screen-used sleds from Tim Burton’s popular 1993 film. Over three feet long and a foot high, it’s a little unsettling and very beautiful, just like the film.
6. ‘Red Ranger’ suit from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
In our opinion, this is a steal at $3,000. And it comes with the blaster, too!
5. ‘Batman’ suit from Batman Returns
As the auction house notes, costume designer Bob Ringwood practically invented the modern cinematic superhero costume with this molded latex suit: “Batman represented the first time ever that a superhero costume was envisioned as more than just a fancy set of tights.” Worth every penny of the $60,000.
4. Dick Van Dyke’s ‘Bert’ jacket from Mary Poppins
Should you shell out $100,000 for the coat Dick Van Dyke wears when he sings “Jolly Holiday” in Mary Poppins, you will have purchased the most expensive garish coat in the world.
3. ‘Willy Wonka’ costume from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Regrettably, this costume does not include Wonka’s top hat, which is an absolute crime, though it does bring the price down to a rather affordable $60,000.
2. ‘Dorothy’ dress from The Wizard of Oz
Although a test dress not worn during actual filming, this garment is still expected to sell for anywhere between $200,000-$300,000. But it includes an original MGM cleaning tag, so … there’s that.
1. ‘Han Solo’ blaster from Star Wars
Used in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, this “non-firing” blaster (a detail we love that the auction house added) is projected to pull in up to $300,000. That’s a tad salty, but in the words of Han Solo: “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.”
Words to live by.