Sep 20 : The 2018 Prop Store Auction

September 20th, 2018 .. is the Auction date (.... the exhibit is from September 6th).

Unlike last year, where I was basically dragged against my will to the 2017 Prop Store Auction at BFI Imax, this year I was already on-site to check out just a fraction of the 'Kool Warez' on the second day they went on display. Here's a sample OF the sample, along with starting prices, and hopefully eventually final prices.

If you’ve got the cash and the inclination, here’s the website that’s hosting the auction….. but for me, here's how stuff I can't afford went down:

 Sure, my hypothetical bank account and I also have our eyes on the Colonial Marines Flamethrower further below ... I think this is the coolest cabinet in the exhibit. (Excitingly, one of the free promo postcards they hand out features the hoverboard. So at least I've got that....) Hoverboard starting bid: £15,000 License plate starting bid: £5,000 (fire-singed!) wind-up cadillac Starting bid: £5,000

Sure, my hypothetical bank account and I also have our eyes on the Colonial Marines Flamethrower further below ... I think this is the coolest cabinet in the exhibit. (Excitingly, one of the free promo postcards they hand out features the hoverboard. So at least I've got that....)
Hoverboard starting bid: £15,000
License plate starting bid: £5,000
(fire-singed!) wind-up cadillac Starting bid: £5,000

  "At least with crazy people you know where you stand...."  Batman Returns Catwoman Makeup Test Bust starting bid: £1,500

"At least with crazy people you know where you stand...."
Batman Returns Catwoman Makeup Test Bust starting bid: £1,500

  "There's a power-laces version of these, but they deleted that scene"  Catwoman's boots from Batman Returns. Sarting bid: £1,000

"There's a power-laces version of these, but they deleted that scene"
Catwoman's boots from Batman Returns. Sarting bid: £1,000

 Honestly, I'm not sure if the autographed photo is included with the Indy fedora (or if even the hat stand is), but with a Starting bid of £100,000 I think it's important to ask these questions.  I've since learned that the photo is being sold separately. Starting bid: £100, bidding at £600 four days later)

Honestly, I'm not sure if the autographed photo is included with the Indy fedora (or if even the hat stand is), but with a Starting bid of £100,000 I think it's important to ask these questions.

I've since learned that the photo is being sold separately. Starting bid: £100, bidding at £600 four days later)

  “Once I own the clapperboard, I’m allowed to write “Director : Steven Spielberg” on it, right?”  Temple of Doom bullwhip. Starting bid: £5,000 Temple of Doom 2nd unit clapperboard. Starting bid: £3,000

“Once I own the clapperboard, I’m allowed to write “Director : Steven Spielberg” on it, right?”
Temple of Doom bullwhip. Starting bid: £5,000
Temple of Doom 2nd unit clapperboard. Starting bid: £3,000

  "A lot of work went into making it look old. If it was in better condition it would be cheaper I’m sure..."  Goonies Medallion. Starting bid: £5,000

"A lot of work went into making it look old. If it was in better condition it would be cheaper I’m sure..."
Goonies Medallion. Starting bid: £5,000

  "Here's my card. Got some Australian guy to autograph it"  Heath Ledger Autographed Joker Card. Starting bid: £300, bidding already at £3,250 four days into the exhibit.

"Here's my card. Got some Australian guy to autograph it"
Heath Ledger Autographed Joker Card. Starting bid: £300, bidding already at £3,250 four days into the exhibit.

 Not pictured, but included with the dog tags: Wolverine's sideburns (not kidding!) Starting bid: £1,000

Not pictured, but included with the dog tags: Wolverine's sideburns (not kidding!)
Starting bid: £1,000

  "Flossing. It's important, no matter what the species..."  Xenomorph Head from ALIENS (1986). Starting bid: £10,000

"Flossing. It's important, no matter what the species..."
Xenomorph Head from ALIENS (1986). Starting bid: £10,000

   "Game Over, man. GAME OVER!!!"   Hudson is cool, but the dog tags you’d really want are NEWT'S ( "Why don't you put HER in charge??" ) Private Hudson's dog tags from ALIENS. Starting bid: £1,000

"Game Over, man. GAME OVER!!!" Hudson is cool, but the dog tags you’d really want are NEWT'S ("Why don't you put HER in charge??")
Private Hudson's dog tags from ALIENS. Starting bid: £1,000

   "The Adventures of Luke Starkiller as taken from the "Journal of the Whills" - saga 1)"  - fourth draft by George Lucas. Autographed. By many people. Starting bid: £5,000


"The Adventures of Luke Starkiller as taken from the "Journal of the Whills" - saga 1)" - fourth draft by George Lucas. Autographed. By many people. Starting bid: £5,000

  "I'm just a piece of clothing.... but you're making me feel uncomfortable."  - Inanimate object don't have feelings, but fine. I'll go and photograph Jean-Luc Picard's Starfleet uniform... Seven of Nine Starfleet uniform from Voyager. Starting bid: £5,000

"I'm just a piece of clothing.... but you're making me feel uncomfortable." - Inanimate object don't have feelings, but fine. I'll go and photograph Jean-Luc Picard's Starfleet uniform...
Seven of Nine Starfleet uniform from Voyager. Starting bid: £5,000

  "High pitched wind-chime theme sold separately"  Number Six's Red Dress from Battlestar Galactica (2003). Starting bid: £3,000

"High pitched wind-chime theme sold separately"
Number Six's Red Dress from Battlestar Galactica (2003). Starting bid: £3,000

  "I’m more portable than the Edward Scissorhands costume, but fundamentally the same. AND cheaper. Think about THAT"  Freddy vs Jason Razor Glove starting bid: £7,500 (but good news : the similar-looking test-fitting glove has a starting bid of just £2,000)

"I’m more portable than the Edward Scissorhands costume, but fundamentally the same. AND cheaper. Think about THAT"
Freddy vs Jason Razor Glove starting bid: £7,500 (but good news : the similar-looking test-fitting glove has a starting bid of just £2,000)

  "It's from the early 1990s so it doesn't have an Iron Man heads-up display inside, sadly..."  Rocketeer helmet. Starting bid: £10,000

"It's from the early 1990s so it doesn't have an Iron Man heads-up display inside, sadly..."
Rocketeer helmet. Starting bid: £10,000

  "Wait for the sequel. The cartridge is smaller and lighter"  Apparently they made four of these, and the starting bid of this one is £4,000 (bidding at £7,500 four days into the exhibit... reserve still not met)

"Wait for the sequel. The cartridge is smaller and lighter"
Apparently they made four of these, and the starting bid of this one is £4,000 (bidding at £7,500 four days into the exhibit... reserve still not met)

  "No.. the dilophosaurus venom is on the other jeep’s number plate"  Muldoon's jeep wrangler number plate from Jurassic Park. Starting bid: £1,500

"No.. the dilophosaurus venom is on the other jeep’s number plate"
Muldoon's jeep wrangler number plate from Jurassic Park. Starting bid: £1,500

 Wonka Bar. Starting bid: £5,000.  Inedible.

Wonka Bar. Starting bid: £5,000. Inedible.

  Not pictured but included: metal arms for gripping onto the backs of cars (useful!).  T-1000 shirt from Terminator2 : Judgement Day. Starting bid: £5,000

Not pictured but included: metal arms for gripping onto the backs of cars (useful!).
T-1000 shirt from Terminator2 : Judgement Day. Starting bid: £5,000

  "I'm from Transformers Revenge of the Fallen.... or perhaps you'd prefer to remember me from a different movie? Even if it's one that I wasn't in?"  Decepticon 'Alice' from Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. Starting bid: £5,000. Medical therapy to suppress memories of that movie : £higher.

"I'm from Transformers Revenge of the Fallen.... or perhaps you'd prefer to remember me from a different movie? Even if it's one that I wasn't in?"
Decepticon 'Alice' from Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. Starting bid: £5,000. Medical therapy to suppress memories of that movie : £higher.

  "You don't want to look inside. Buy it if you must, but I looked inside earlier, and I'm telling you : you don't want to look inside"  Pulp Fiction Big Kahuna Burger Bag. Starting bid: £5,000

"You don't want to look inside. Buy it if you must, but I looked inside earlier, and I'm telling you : you don't want to look inside"
Pulp Fiction Big Kahuna Burger Bag. Starting bid: £5,000

  "It was probably worth more before they made Solo : A Star Wars story, huh? Better hope they don't make more, huh?"  Han Solo's jacket from The Empire Strikes Back (apparently there's at least one more, used more on screen, but not in as good condition). Starting bid: £250,000. ….I probably should have asked you to sit down before letting you read that.

"It was probably worth more before they made Solo : A Star Wars story, huh? Better hope they don't make more, huh?"
Han Solo's jacket from The Empire Strikes Back (apparently there's at least one more, used more on screen, but not in as good condition). Starting bid: £250,000.
….I probably should have asked you to sit down before letting you read that.

  "She called me a BITCH and she didn't even apologise..."   Aliens vs Predator Queen Puppet. Starting bid: £10,000

"She called me a BITCH and she didn't even apologise..."
Aliens vs Predator Queen Puppet. Starting bid: £10,000

  "I am a robot, and therefore any smile of smug satisfaction you see coming from me is on you, not me."  T800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2. Starting bid: £100,000 Christopher Reeve's Superman II costume. Starting bid: £30,000

"I am a robot, and therefore any smile of smug satisfaction you see coming from me is on you, not me."
T800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2. Starting bid: £100,000
Christopher Reeve's Superman II costume. Starting bid: £30,000

  "You wanna see my train ticket?"  Edward Scissorhands costume - starting bid: £5,000

"You wanna see my train ticket?"
Edward Scissorhands costume - starting bid: £5,000

  "Remember that Star Wars movie where everyone died and that's why it wasn't important that you really got to know or remember or like them? Well... .we hope you remember and got to like them!"  Jinn Erso's costume from Rogue One. Starting bid: £5,000

"Remember that Star Wars movie where everyone died and that's why it wasn't important that you really got to know or remember or like them? Well... .we hope you remember and got to like them!"
Jinn Erso's costume from Rogue One. Starting bid: £5,000

  "I'm actually wearing a coquettish expression underneath this mask. I guess you could say it's one of the drawbacks of the mask.... but there are advantages"  Jason X stunt mask : Starting bid: £5,000

"I'm actually wearing a coquettish expression underneath this mask. I guess you could say it's one of the drawbacks of the mask.... but there are advantages"
Jason X stunt mask : Starting bid: £5,000

  “But… if Johnny 5 is Alive, how is this auction even legal??”  Johnny 5's eyes from Short Circuit. Starting bid: £1,000 Johnny 5 miniature from Short Circuit 2. Starting bid: £3,000

“But… if Johnny 5 is Alive, how is this auction even legal??”
Johnny 5's eyes from Short Circuit. Starting bid: £1,000
Johnny 5 miniature from Short Circuit 2. Starting bid: £3,000

  "Somebody saw a cockroach on the third floor. We figure it's safer just to burn down the whole city block"  ALIENS Colonial Marines flamethrower. Starting bid: £10,000

"Somebody saw a cockroach on the third floor. We figure it's safer just to burn down the whole city block"
ALIENS Colonial Marines flamethrower. Starting bid: £10,000

  “Hold still… as long as you’ve already suffered extensive nerve damage you won’t feel a thing”  Will Smith's Noisy Cricket gun from Men In Black. Starting bid: £4,000

“Hold still… as long as you’ve already suffered extensive nerve damage you won’t feel a thing”
Will Smith's Noisy Cricket gun from Men In Black. Starting bid: £4,000

So.... that's a whole bunch of stuff I can't afford. But ..... if you're the person in the future who bought the Back to the Future part II hoverboard, and is/are/were dreading the inevitable argument with your significant other over how much you spent on it, just call me and I'll be happy to take it off your hands!

Because that's the kind of person I am.

That link to the auction site again: is here

Sep 8 - Banksy 'Greatest Hits' 2002-2008, London

I only found out about this (free) exhibit about a week and a half before it closed, but I made certain to head down more than once to ensure I properly photographed it before the works went to people who could afford them.

I feel Banksy would approve?

 "Homeless De Milo"

"Homeless De Milo"

 I think this is called "Media At War" (?)

I think this is called "Media At War" (?)

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 Paris Hilton's album "re-designed" by Banksy. nb : I asked about the price : GBP7500.00 !!

Paris Hilton's album "re-designed" by Banksy. nb : I asked about the price : GBP7500.00 !!

 "Turf War"

"Turf War"

 "Guantanamo Bay" (2006)

"Guantanamo Bay" (2006)

 a version of "Happy Chopper"

a version of "Happy Chopper"

 "Trolley Hunters" (2007)

"Trolley Hunters" (2007)

 Sculpture, "Bronze Rat" (2006)

Sculpture, "Bronze Rat" (2006)

 "Barcode" and "Girl With Balloon"

"Barcode" and "Girl With Balloon"

 "War Elephant Carrying Missile" (2005)

"War Elephant Carrying Missile" (2005)

 "Kissing Policeman"

"Kissing Policeman"

 "Vettriano, Beach Rescue" (2005)

"Vettriano, Beach Rescue" (2005)

 "Chocolate Donuts" (2009) and "Festival (Destroy Capitalism)" (2006)

"Chocolate Donuts" (2009) and "Festival (Destroy Capitalism)" (2006)

 "Show Me the Monet" (2005)

"Show Me the Monet" (2005)

 "Soup Can" (2005) and "Monkey Queen" (2003)

"Soup Can" (2005) and "Monkey Queen" (2003)

 "Christ With Shopping Bags" and "Turf War"

"Christ With Shopping Bags" and "Turf War"

  "When A.I. takes all our jobs we'll be like chimps.... except they're in preserves and get fed. Who'll feed US, Frank? WHO'LL FEED US??"   "Laugh Now" (2003)

"When A.I. takes all our jobs we'll be like chimps.... except they're in preserves and get fed. Who'll feed US, Frank? WHO'LL FEED US??"

"Laugh Now" (2003)

So along with Banksy vs Bristol (back in 2009) and "Festival of the Brush" (back in 2008), I guess this makes it my third Banksy 'event'?