TIE Fighter sells for £203k



2015-06-26 11:37:55

TIE Fighter sells for 203k

Tinseltown auction also includes a hoverboard, the Holy Grail and the Ten Commandments

A film memorabilia auction has raised over 2m in Hollywood.

Star items included an original miniature Star Wars TIE fighter, for which bidding closed at 203,767.

The 18ins by 14ins model was used as a filming miniature in 1977 movie Star Wars: A New Hope - famously knocking Darth Vader's TIE Fighter out of a trench, allowing Luke Skywalker in his X Wingto destroy the Death Star.

Other iconic items included the famous hoverboard ridden by Michael J Fox in the 1980s Back to the Future movie trilogy, which sold for more than 32,000.

Another bidder managed to get their hands ona collectors'Holy Grail for 13,000 - or at least the original fibreglass 'Holy Grail' cup used in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

The sale, at the Profiles in History auction house in Hollywood, saw more that 1,000 original pieces of legendary Hollywood history go under the hammer.

"This auction was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire some of the most important visual effects pieces ever created for modern cinema," president Joseph Maddelena told The Telegraph newspaper.

"Each of the pieces pushed the boundaries of film technology to new heights while simultaneously bringing new and exciting characters to life on the silver screen.

A manuscript from James Bond movie From Russia with Love, signed by author Ian Fleming,sold for37,843.

Meanwhile, the axe used by Jack Nicholson in his famous 'Here's Johnny' scene from Stanley Kubrick's film the Shining brought 15,187.

And Batman's Bat Radio, carved from wood and used in the cult 1960s Batman TV series, sold for 4,860.

The sale also featured the largest collection of superhero costumes ever listed by Hollywood auction house Profiles in History, including a costume worn by Ben Affleck during the filming of Daredevil which brought more than 29,000 .

The original tablets detailing the ten commandments from the 1956's movie The Ten Commandments, starring Charlton Heston, brought almost 35,000.

Larger items included a 98 inch tall, full-scale T-Rex from The Lost World: Jurassic Park II which sold for 27,654.

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