Julien’s Auctions and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) – the ultimate destination for Hollywood memorabilia auctions – have unveiled our exciting initial lineup with some of the most famous and instantly recognizable pop culture artifacts ever to come to auction. The year-end auction event will take place live Thursday, December 14th, Friday, December 15th, Saturday, December 16th and Sunday, December 17th in Beverly Hills and online at JuliensLive.com.
Kicking off this four-day Hollywood spectacular curated by the renowned auction house together with Hollywood’s most revered purveyor of classic movies, will be their “Robots, Wizards, Heroes & Aliens: Contemporary Hollywood Auction” presentation. The sale will feature props, costumes, models, memorabilia and beyond from some of the most iconic characters of film and television’s most popular science fiction, fantasy, action and superhero franchises spanning from the 1950s to today’s modern new classics. The two-day presentation kicks off with a special evening session and will include items celebrating “100 Years of Warner Bros.” offering exclusive artifacts, ephemera and more from the legendary films produced by the storied Hollywood studio.
The most iconic and beloved alien of all time will be at the center of this celebration with the offering of an original hero mechanical animatronic E.T. head created by the legendary Carlo Rambaldi and as seen throughout Steven Spielberg’s, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. TCM and Julien’s previously sold a full E.T. animatronic model for over $2.5 million dollars.
This sale will feature one of the most famous and legendary robots of all time, Model B-9 “The Robot” from the pioneering science fiction series of the 1960s, Lost In Space. One of only two full-scale figures that were made during the show’s three-year run, this is one of the rarest artifacts from the era ever offered at auction which also is still functional.
“Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate!” uttered by Jack Sparrow in the legendary series of fantasy supernatural swashbuckler films, Pirates of the Caribbean. Included among Julien’s and TCM’s first-to-market treasures is an incredible pair of circa 1740’s hero, screen-matched, non-operational flintlock dueling pistols used by Johnny Depp as “Jack Sparrow” in the film, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.From the Caribbean seas of the 18th century, Julien’s and TCM venture into the vastness of space in the 22nd century with chilling items from one of the most critically acclaimed films of the genre, Alien, whose iconic logline “In space, no one can hear you scream…” changed science fiction forever.
One iconic set piece that evokes that style and futurism of the timeless film by Ridley Scott is the original “Mother” (MU/TH/UR 6000) Nostromo computer console with seat, designed by Ron Cobb. The console appears during crucial moments in the film, when Dallas (Tom Skerritt) and later Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) interface with the corporate computer. James Cameron’s sequel, Aliens, is also represented with an Alien Warrior Xenomorph special effects head.
This is it, Captain America fans. They’re auctioning off the shield.
Back on Earth, “Avengers, Assemble!” with an incredible selection of props from “The Infinity Saga” of the MCU, including three iterations of Captain America’s shield and two iconic Iron Man helmets, the Mark II and the Mark 46 including:
- Chris Evans “Captain America” Hero Shield from Captain America: The First Avenger
- Chris Evans “Captain America” USO Shield from Captain America: The First Avenger
- Chris Evans “Captain America” SPFX Master Shield
- Robert Downey Jr. “Iron Man” Mark II Helmet from Iron Man
- Robert Downey Jr. “Iron Man” Mark 46 Helmet from Captain America: Civil War
- Don Cheadle “War Machine” Mark II Helmet from Avengers: Age of Ultron
In a galaxy far, far away, the complete set of lightsabers featured in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace from the key characters in the film, Darth Maul, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi take arms including:
- Ray Park “Darth Maul” Dueling Double-Bladed Lightsaber from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Ewan McGregor “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Fighting Lightsaber from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
- Liam Neeson “Qui-Gon Jinn” Fighting Lightsaber from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
One of the most gifted actors of our time, Robin Williams, landed on television sets in America as our “favorite Orkan” in Mork and Mindy, popularizing the catch phrase, “Na-Nu Na-Nu.” Known for serious roles later in his career, his continued and acclaimed work in sci-fi and fantasy are represented in this auction such as the hero animatronic head of Robin Williams as “Andrew Martin” in Bicentennial Man, as well as costume worn by Robin Williams as “Chris Nielsen” in What Dreams May Come.
Included is an original Muffit II Daggit costume that was custom-made and specifically designed so that a chimpanzee could wear it in the television series, Battlestar Galactica as well as Dirk Benedict’s “Lieutenant Starbuck” Colonial Warrior costume. Parts of the costume were radio controlled, and the offering includes that original control, and apparently even the charger for the servos.
“Robots, Wizards, Heroes, & Aliens” include more rare robots from film and television, some not seen since the ‘70s!
Another iconic robot from the ‘70s and ‘80s is this Twiki costume – the sidekick to Buck Rogers and voiced by legend, Mel Blanc – was worn in the television series, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
Other highlights from this incredible two-day auction presentation of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, action and more include sci-fi classics from the 50s, 60s, and 70s such as:
- A “Luna” Atomic Spaceship Model from Destination Moon
- Kirk Douglas “Ned Land” Ensemble from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
- Walter Pidgeon “Dr. Morbius” Ensemble from Forbidden Planet
- Fantastic Voyage Proteus Submarine Filming Miniature Prop
- Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea FS-1 Submarine Filming Miniature
- Guy Williams “Professor John Robinson” Spacesuit Ensemble from Lost in Space
- Theta Space Station Filming Miniature from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
- The Project Tic-Toc Control Panel from The Time Tunnel
More of blockbuster superheroes and villains are represented such as:
- Kryptonite Spear Prop from Batman v. Superman
- Wolverine Hero Claw Props from Logan
- “Cliff Secord / The Rocketeer” Ensemble from The Rocketeer
- Arnold Schwarzenegger “Mr. Freeze” Ensemble and Freeze Ray Gun from Batman & Robin
Horror classics featured in the sale include:
- An Academy Award for Phantom of the Opera in 1943
- A Young Frankenstein Variable Traveling Arc built by Kenneth Strickfaden
- A Production-Made Zuni Fetish Prop Doll from Trilogy of Terror II
- Robert Englund’s “Freddy Kruger” glove, hat and shoes
Modern contemporary fan favorites from the 80s include:
- Nicol Williamson “Merlin” Ensemble from Excalibur
- Bruce Willis “John McClaine” Die Hard Stunt Machine Gun Prop
- V.I.N.Cent Filming Miniature from The Black Hole
- Michael J. Fox’s “Marty McFly” Mattel hoverboard and Thomas F. Wilson’s “Griff Tannen” P.I.T. Bull hoverboard from Back To The Future Part II
- Original “Slimer” maquettes from Ghostbusters II
- Bruce Willis’ “John McClane” stunt MP5 machine gun from Die Hard
- Harrison Ford’s rope bridge machete from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Atlantean sword from Conan The Destroyer
- A “Number 5” remote control model from Short Circuit 2
Other action and adventure highlights include:
- Bruce Lee’s screen-used nunchaku from Fist of Fury
- Jack Lord’s “Steve McGarret” Badge & Credentials from Hawaii Five-0
- Tom Selleck’s “Thomas Magnum” sunglasses from Magnum P.I.
- John Malkovich’s “Mitch Leary” composite pistol from In The Line of Fire
- Harrison Ford’s “President James Marshall” suit from Air Force One
- A production used electronic clapperboard from James Bond: Skyfall
- Michael B. Jordan’s “Adonis Creed” Nike Hyperko boxing shoes from Creed
- Bryan Cranston’s “Walter White” fedora from Breaking Bad
Additional headlining items of the Day 3 & 4 grand finale to the four-day auction will be announced in the days leading up to the auction and on Julien’s Auctions and TCM via exclusive exhibitions, catalogs, on-air and online programming on the companies’ respective channels and platforms, and more before offering these treasures for sale at this historic once-in-a-lifetime auction.
SCIFI.radio is listener supported sci-fi geek culture radio, and operates almost exclusively via the generous contributions of our fans via our Patreon campaign. If you like, you can also use our tip jar and send us a little something to help support the many fine creatives that make this station possible.