Star Wars, Back to the Future, Gremlins... iconic pop-culture items up for auction
Sylvie Claire / May 23, 2022
1,800 iconic pieces of memorabilia from Hollywood's greatest films will be auctioned next month in Los Angeles.
The centerpiece of this auction, held June 21-24, is a model of the X-Wing fighter used for special effects in the first Star Wars episode released in 1977. The piece is estimated to fetch between $500,000 and $1 million. This X-Wing is probably the masterpiece that any Star Wars fan could wish for, because not only does everyone remember the X-Wing, but it was also used in an actual scene in the movie, according to Chuck Costas.
Many of the items come from collectors, but also from the studios themselves, or may have belonged to people who actually worked on the set of the films at the time, explains Chuck Costas, vice president of Propstore, which is organizing the sale.
Back to the Future lovers are also pampered with a replica of the famous DeLorean time travel car. Used only for the promotion of the movie, however it has all the dials, lights and fusion reactor needed, and it really works! It is estimated by Propstore between 150 and 200 000 dollars.
Slightly more affordable but slower, Marty McFly's hoverboard is still estimated at between $80,000 and $120,000.
The cutest item up for auction is definitely the very rare Mogwai Gizmo robotic doll used in the filming of Gremlins 2 which will sell for $80-$120,000.