Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Marty McFly's hoverboard for sale

Marty McFly's hoverboard will be on display at the exhibition in London in October
This Batmobile was used in 1995's Batman Forever starring Val Kilmer
This Golden Ticket could set you back £20,000

Marty McFly's hoverboard from Back To The Future 2 and The Terminator's leather biker costume are among the items going under the hammer in the UK's biggest ever film props auction.

Scaramanga's shirt worn by Sir Christopher Lee in James Bond movie The Man With Golden Gun and a Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder are also among the movie memorabilia that will be on display at Vue Westfield cinema in London in October, in the run up to the sale.

The pink hoverboard Michael J Fox used in the Back To The Future sequel and the leather outfit work by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgement Day will be part of the exhibition which opens on October 1 and runs for two weeks until October 16.

On October 16 the props - which include a miniature Batmobile from Batman Forever and Captain Nemo's Nautilus Car from The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen will be sold off to the highest bidder.

The auction - by Vue Entertainment and Prop Store - is the biggest sale of original film memorabilia ever to be held in the UK and will see over 300 items and more than £1 million go under the hammer.

The Back To The Future hoverboard is expected to fetch up to £15,000. The mini Batmobile has been valued at £20-25k and the Terminator's biker suit could cost £22k.

Scaramanga's shirt is a bargain at £7,000, and while Willy Wonka's Golden Ticket may have been priceless to Charlie Bucket, valuers estimate its worth at £15-20k.

Captain Nemo's ornate and vintage Nautilus Car, driven by Naseeruddin Shah in 2003's The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen could set a fan back £60,000.

A film crew jacket from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace starts at a more affordable £80.

Film fans can register for the auction at www.propstore.com/liveauction. The exhibition at Vue Westfield is free.

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