On May 29th at the Universal Sheraton, PropStore will be hosting a live auction of over 400 lots for a wide variety of movie props by seven-time Oscar winning make-up effects artist Rick Baker! We've also teamed up with PropStore to give two lucky fans the chance to win their own movie props just by answering two simple questions! Read on for contest details as well as the auction press release!
To enter the contest all you need to do is answer two questions!
1) Which make-up effects prop by Rick Baker was your favorite and why
2) List 3 movies that Rick Baker worked on
That's it! Just post your answers in the comments section below this article and on May 28th, we'll select two winners!
Prizes available are:
An unpainted foam latex Tea Guest face appliance from Rob Minkoff’s The Haunted Mansion.
An unpainted foam latex Cary Tagawa gorilla face appliance from Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes.
Both prizes come with a certificate of authenticity!
An American Werewolf in London, Planet of the Apes, Batman & Robin, Hellboy, Men in Black II and Mighty Joe Young are famed for their amazing masks, creature suits and make-up effects and this May sees $750,000 worth of their original treasures from these films go under the hammer in an exclusive live auction.
Collectors and fans can bid at no reserve on 417 lots from 50 productions spanning Rick Baker’s 40-year+ career. Material sourced direct from the Baker’s Cinovation studio with a pre-sale estimated total value of $750,000 will feature in the auction held on 29 May 2015 at the Hilton – Universal City in Los Angeles. The auction is being managed by original prop and costume experts PropStore
Items included in the Lot and value estimates:
• Full-Size Alien Edgar Bug Animatronic Character, Men In Black, $30,000.00 - $40,000.00.
• Mikey (John Alexander) Costume Display, Men In Black. $20,000.00 - $30,000.00.
• Oversized Worm Guy Animatronic Insert Puppet, Men In Black II. $8,000.00 - $10,000.00.
• Harry (Kevin Peter Hall) Insert Head with Controls, Harry and the Hendersons. $6,000.00 -$8,000.00.
• Servo Operated Daffy Mogwai Puppet, Gremlins 2: The New Batch. $6,000.00 - $8,000.00.
• Servo Operated Lenny Mogwai Puppet, Gremlins 2: The New Batch. $6,000.00 - $8,000.00.
• Servo Operated Mohawk Mogwai Puppet, Gremlins 2: The New Batch. $6,000.00 - $8,000.00.
• Mohawk Puppet, Gremlins 2: The New Batch. $6,000.00 - $8,000.00.
• Mechanical Bat Gremlin Puppet, Gremlins 2: The New Batch. $6,000.00 - $8,000.00.
• Grinch (Jim Carrey) Santa Costume Display, How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). $6,000.00 - $8,000.00.
A 224 page, full colour, high quality catalogue of all items featuring in the live auction is now available and an online electronic, interactive edition featuring expanded image galleries and videos will be available from 17 April, 2015.
Brandon Alinger, Prop Store COO, said: “Rick Baker’s career needs no introduction and it’s been an honour to work with him to prepare this exclusive sale. This is an exciting opportunity for collectors and fans to take home some of the brilliant creations from their favourite films.” The auction will take place from 11am Pacific Standard Time on 29 May 2015 at the Hilton - Universal City, Los Angeles, USA. Bid can be made in person, via telephone or online via the Prop Store website at www.propstore.com/auction. The fully interactive catalog is available for download at www.propstore.com/rickbaker/.
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