Jul 18, 2012

League Post - Blank Check

Hoo-boy! The assignment this week from the League of Extraordinary Bloggers is a doozy!
Here’s a blank check, now head over to the Profiles in History Dreier Collection auction and buy something nice for the cave. (You can buy more than one item, but leave some for the rest of us.)
If you're not familiar with Profiles in History, they specialize in auctioning off all kinds of pop culture treasures including movie props and costumes. All the images in this post are from the Dreier Collection catalog, so check that out to see all kinds of things that will make you wish you were indepedently wealthy.

Even though we're given a virtual blank check, I'm reeling myself in by not buying every Star Wars item in the catalog.
Battlestar Galactica Colnonial Warrior costume
Colonial Warrior $12,000-$15000
Battlestar Galactica Cylon costume
Cylon Centurion $40,000-$60,000
I've always loved these two cosutmes. The Colonial Warrior is a great simplistic design, shame it doesn't come with a pistol too. And sure Cylons may have gone to the Stormtrooper School of Marksmanship but there's no denying they look badass. The eye light still works, however I won't be wearing it as it was designed for a 6'7" actor!

Super man 3 Kryptonite and carry case
Kryptonite and case, $6,000-$8,000
While costumes are cool (and they do have some Supes related costumes up grabs) I'm usually more about the prop gadgets and doo-dads. And what better prop to have than a hunk of Kryptonite in its own carrying case, complete with light up feature?

Pez rubber monster head
Monster head Pez dispensers $300-$500
I've been collecting Halloween-themed Pez dispensers for a few years now and these guys would be a great highlight to the collection with their soft rubber heads. I didn't really care for the orange Witch in the catalog.

Star Wars Chewbacca C-3P0 Ben Cooper Halloween costumes with Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi lunchboxes
Halloween costumes & lunch boxes $200-$300
The main reason I picked this lot was for the vintage Ben Cooper Halloween costumes. These classic costumes are something that hold very strong ties to childhood Halloween for me...just don't try to put your tongue in the slot cut out for your mouth.

Star Wars original poster concept art
Final concept drawing signed by artist, $20,000-$30,000
I think a good number of Star Wars fans would pass this over in favor of the prop guns or even the Revenge of the Jedi script. Even though the final poster image was used all over the place when the movie was released, this is a version I've never seen before. The final image was used in several places to promote the movie and has inspired many a parody and knockoff image. The iconic Luke and Leia from this poster were even used as part of the Star Wars logo on the vintage Kenner action figure cards.

Total = $78,500 - $113,800

What's that? I still have $125 left over?
Ok, I'll...uh...I'll take the ceramic dog for $100.
Not in the actual auction but +5 points if you get the reference!
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  1. I was eyeing up that kryptonite as well. Now I'm glad I passed on it so you could buy it. :D

    1. You could always get the other shard. I'd really prefer a crystal shard from the Fortress but whatcha gonna do?

  2. Used to have that C3-PO costume along with a Spider-Man and Space 1999 ones as a kid and man do i wish i still had them now.

    1. I think I had 3P0 too but I definitely remember having a blue/gray Batman one.