Want to buy a fake movie hand on eBay?
Among the used iPhones, knockoff label clothes, and overpriced Star Wars action figures, eBay has dark recesses cluttered with all kinds of weird, wonderful cinematic artifacts.
In any given week, there are dozens of screen-used props from movies big and small. These aren’t replicas or reproductions, but real-deal relics with certificates of authenticity.
Every once in awhile we enjoy wandering the virtual aisles, PayPal password at the ready, just in case wecan’t live without that AmityvilleHorror Etch-a-Sketch or some JamesBond poker chips or those apefeet from Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes (there are plenty to choose from).
But these six amazing movie props below — up for bid right now — are next-level amazing.
For the bargain price of about $1,000, you can own this slightly phallic set piece, one of many that adorned the wall of General Grievous’s flagship. It was visible during Anakin and Obi-Wan’s confrontation with Count Dooku (below) would be a nice addition to any Star Wars-themed man cave.
These are the bright yellow kicks worn by Ivan Drago during his fateful bout with Apollo Creed in the 1985 sequel (see below). They’re yours for a mere $40,000, but the residual Dolph Lundgren foot sweat is no extra charge!
You can get the bidding started at $999 for this rubber appendage, used by Robert Patrick for the climactic steel mill scene when his killer android’s mitt touches a barricade and morphs into the same pattern (see below). The 1991 film won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, so this would be perfect to break out at an Oscar party. Added bonus: It can hold the guacamole.
The prop was molded by F/X maven Bob Schiffer from one of the film’s child stars, Vidal Peterson, and used in a guillotine scene in Disney’s live-action 1983 adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s spooky classic. This decapitated beauty is only $750 and is both more realistic and less scary than that American Sniper baby.
The bidding starts at $1,050 for this most excellent mannequin of actor Rod Loomis, used for the special-effects shots of the 1989 flick’s time-hopping telephone booth.
Caveat emptor: While the rubber blade has been authenticated, the included critter is not the poor rabbit carved up by Daniel Day-Lewis’s Bill the Butcher in Martin Scorsese’s bloody 2002 film. Regardless, this lot is just $399 and would make a great conversation starter at your next get-together.