Movie props and costumes are some of the most prized collectibles in the world. Film geeks with deep pockets simply can’t resist owning a piece of their favorite films, and there’s a lucrative market built around helping those fans procure their own bit of movie history.
From huge items like cars to smaller things like an FBI badge from The X-Files, movie props cover a wide range of items. If it was on-screen, you can bet there’s someone out there willing to pay to own it. Just like the items, the prices can vary dramatically as well – which is what this neat infographic from the eBay Stories blog demonstrates.
Compiled by Joe MacFarland, the nifty display showcases the 33 most expensive movie props out there. From the little white dress made famous by Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch (priced at over $4 million) to the much more affordable (a mere $3,995) Super Soldier Serum vial used in Captain America, this chart clearly has a little something for everyone, if not every budget.
Naturally, the bigger props from older movies tend to go for more. Clothes seem like a good investment, presumably because collectors get a thrill out of knowing their favorite performers actually wore them. Yeah, it’s sort of creepy, but owning that white dress is as close as any of us will ever get to Marilyn Monroe.
Other big-ticket items include cars (James Bond’s DB5 from Goldfinger fetched over $4.4 million, while his Lotus submarine hybrid from The Spy Who Loved Me commanded $860,000), Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber ($240,000), Harrison Ford’s gun from Blade Runner ($270,000), and a life-size T-800 from James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($488,750). As you can see, being a collector isn’t cheap, but there's something to be said for owning a one-of-a-kind item used in a film you love.
You can check out the full chart below.
[via Design Taxi]
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