E.T. animatronic model sold at $2.6 million at auction
Daniel Radcliffe's Nimbus 2000, Robert DeNiro's Raging Bull boxing gloves, and Chris Hemsworth's Thor hammer are also among the items set up for auction.
Beverly Hills auction organizers announced that the original animatronic model used to bring the big-eyed alien ET to life in Steven Spielberg's classic sci-fi film sold this weekend at $2.6 million.
The auction was part of a two-day mega-sale organized by Julien's Auctions and Turner Classic Movies which included more than 1,300 props ranging from Robert DeNiro's Raging Bull boxing gloves to Chris Hemsworth's Thor Hammer.
However, the highest-selling item at the auction was the extra-terrestrial figure, who was painted as a friendly character with a glowing finger and an innocent aura. The figure has 85 mechanical joints, making the eyes, neck, and fingers able to move.
In addition, a maquette of ET also sold for $125,000, while one of the bikes used in the film's cinematic getaway scene was sold at $115,000. Movie memorabilia sold at the auction included the staff used to part the Red Sea in "The Ten Commandments", used by Charlton Heston. The staff was sold at $448,000. Harry Potter's Nimbus 2000 broomstick was also sold at $128,000.
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