Let’s be clear – I jokingly say “crap” because, while I would proudly display all of the items being auctioned off, clearly Rick Baker has warehouses full of props that belong in a museum. Everything being auctioned off makes my mouth salivate like a rabid werewolf.
So, for those with expendable cash and plenty of space, a once in a lifetime opportunity awaits you…
Special make-up effects legend Rick Baker is auctioning off his creations on May 29, reports Makeup Mag. Prop Store will sell the items in a no-reserve auction starting at 11 a.m. PDT at the Hilton Universal City in Los Angeles; bids can be made in person, via telephone (+1 818-727-7829) or online. Follow the link to download the full Rick Baker: Monster Maker catalog.
Here are some of the items available:
-Full-Size Alien Edgar Bug Animatronic Character, Men in Black (estimated value: $30,000 – $40,000)
-Mikey (John Alexander) Costume Display, Men in Black (estimated value: $20,000 – $30,000)
-Oversized Worm Guy Animatronic Insert Puppet, Men in Black II (estimated value: $8,000 – $10,000)
-Servo Operated Mohawk Mogwai Puppet, Gremlins 2: The New Batch (estimated value: $6,000 – $8,000)
-Grinch (Jim Carrey) Santa Costume Display, How The Grinch Stole Christmas (estimated value: $6,000 – $8,000)
-Harry (Kevin Peter Hall) Head, Hands, Feet and Muscle Suit; Harry and the Hendersons (estimated value: $4,000 -$6,000)
-Hero Joe (John Alexander) R/C Animatronic Head, Mighty Joe Young (estimated value: $4,000 – $6,000)
-Michael Jackson Complete Head Lifecast, Michael Jackson: Moonwalker (estimated value: $1,000 – $1,500)
-Ray Gibson (Eddie Murphy) Old Age Test Bust with Shirt, Life (estimated value: $1,000 – $1,500)
-Incredible Melting Man Zombie Face and Hand Appliances, Michael Jackson: Thriller (estimated value: $400 – $600)
-Mid-Transformation Werewolf Back Mold, An American Werewolf in London (estimated value: $800 – $1,000)
The collection includes 417 lots from 50 productions spanning Baker’s career. Its estimated total value is $750,000, and pre-bidding started April 16. An online edition of the full-color catalog features additional images and videos.
I would do just about anything (but spend money) to get my hands on anything Michael Jackson related, as well as the An American Werewolf In London mold, or even the Bat Gremlin from Gremlins 2. Who knows what other surprises are in the catalog – go forth and start bidding!
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