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Back to the Future Hoverboards and James Bond memorabilia – what’s next?

 

 

Fancy getting your hands on some James Bond memorabilia, a Back to the Future hoverboard signed by Michael J Fox who played Marty McFly or a light-up X-wing filming miniature from the 1983 movie Star Wars: Return of the Jedi?

 They could all be yours as the Prop Store website is flogging movie memorabilia worth £5.5m at auction this month.

 There is currently a preview of more than 120 items at Prop Store’s offices in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, which ends today,  November 11th. You ca also view them online. 

 Other pieces for sale include Russell Crowe’s helmet from the film Gladiator and a Stormtrooper helmet expected to sell for between £100,000 to £150,000. There is also an endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgement Day with an expected price tag of up to £80,000.

 Costumes up for grabs, include a suit worn by Harrison Ford in Blade Runner and another worn by the late Sean Connery when he played James Bond in the film You Only Live Twice.

 Many people ask ‘are the hoverboards in Back to the Future real’? Sadly, the technology doesn’t yet exist to create one and the board on sale, is a signed Mattel hoverboard that won’t actually fly, however, it did feature in the film.

 Well within the reach of most people’s budget though, is the Back to the Future desktop hoverboard, a Back to the Future hoverboard replica measuring four inches, that floats above a stand covered in magnets.

 Hoverboard fanatics have also searched for a Star Wars hoverboard – Official Hoverboard doesn’t sell them, but our all new Hummer G2 hoverboard, looks just like something you’d expect to see on board the Death Star.

 Movie memorabilia has always been popular, and comes in all shapes, sizes and at various price points. Movie posters are easy to collect and there is a high demand for any from the 1930s – 1950s.

 When buying props, you’ll need to check and make sure that is either, a replica, in which case, it will be cheaper, or the genuine article which could set you back £1000s depending on the film it was used in.

 If you don’t want to attend the auction, you can visit Prop Store’s website and add a Muppet, Wesley Snipes’ contact lenses from the film Blade II or headed Elton John notepaper from Rocketman to your basket.

 Items associated with long-running films with many sequels, such as James Bond and Star Wars, are always popular and if you get hold of anything from that latest, No Time To Die, it will go up in value in years to come.

 An Aston Martin that was made for the James Bond film Spectre, sold for £2.4 million at auction and Bond’s 007 Lotus Esprit Submarine Car, which was fully functioning, sold for £616,000. It comes with missile launchers and in the film, it had a smokescreen exhaust.

 

 

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