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Prop Store’s Unique Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction

One of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies announced the results from their Los Angeles-based live auction of film and TV memorabilia, with items on offer fetching in excess of $6.2M. Prop Store’s unique Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction was held last week over two days (Thursday 27th August and Wednesday 26th August 2020) at Prop Store’s Los Angeles office and broadcast around the world via a live stream.

Hundreds of bidders from around the world took part in Prop Store’s live auction, which achieved outstanding results over two days of exciting and intensive bidding. Hundreds of props, costumes and related entertainment memorabilia were sold during Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction. 

Notable sales included (all figures stated are the total sale prices paid by the buyer, which include the buyer’s premium):

  1. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell’s (Tom Cruise) Fighter Pilot Helmet from TOP GUN (1986) sold for $325,000
  2. Darth Vader Promotional Costume With Poster-Matched Helmet from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) sold for $287,500
  3. Raven Bar & Well of Souls Staff of Ra Headpiece from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) sold for $137,500
  4. Stormtrooper Helmet from STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE (1977) sold for $137,500
  5. Xenomorph Queen Model Miniature Puppet from ALIENS (1986) sold for $106,250
  6. Duros Cantina Alien Mask from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) sold for $100,000
  7. Josey Wales’ (Clint Eastwood) Screen-Matched Blank-Firing Hero Colt Walker-Style Revolver from THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES (1976) sold for $90,625
  8. Screen-Matched Jumanji Game Board from JUMANJI (1995) sold for $87,500
  9. Ellen Ripley’s (Sigourney Weaver) Screen-Matched Practical Special Effects Colonial Marine Flamethrower Unit from ALIENS (1986) sold for $78,125
  10. Cliff Booth’s (Brad Pitt) Blue Karmann Ghia from ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD (2019) sold for $62,500
  11. Rick Dalton’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) Yellow Cadillac Coupe De Ville from ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD (2019) sold for $56,250
  12. Sergeant Apone’s (Al Matthews) Screen-Matched U.S. Colonial Marines Armor Costume from ALIENS(1986) sold for $53,125
  13. RoboCain (Tom Noonan) Stop-Motion Puppet from ROBOCOP 2 (1990) sold for $40,625
  14. Freeman Lowell’s (Bruce Dern) Screen-Matched Hero Costume from SILENT RUNNING (1972) sold for $40,625
  15. Pvt. Frost’s (Ricco Ross) Screen-Matched Helmet from ALIENS (1986) sold for $37,500
  16. Marty McFly’s (Michael J. Fox) Left Nike MAG Sneaker from BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (1989) sold for $34,375
  17. Lisle Von Rhuman’s (Isabella Rossellini) Potion Vial from DEATH BECOMES HER (1992) sold for $34,375
  18. Steve Rogers’ (Reb Brown) Captain America Costume from CAPTAIN AMERICA (T.V. MOVIE, 1979)/CAPTAIN AMERICA II: DEATH TOO SOON (T.V. MOVIE, 1979) sold for $31,250
  19. Dinosaur Input Device (D.I.D.) Electronic Tyrannosaurus Rex Armature from JURASSIC PARK (1993) sold for $31,250
  20. Xenomorph Alien Display with Tail from ALIEN: RESURRECTION (1997) sold for $25,000
  21. Neil Armstrong’s (Ryan Gosling) Screen-Matched Gemini Spacesuit from FIRST MAN (2018) sold for $25,000
  22. Judge Joseph Dredd’s (Sylvester Stallone) Costume with Stunt Components from JUDGE DREDD (1995) sold for $23,750
  23. Scissorhands’ (Johnny Depp) Scissorhands from EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (1990) sold for $22,500

Some of the least expensive lots in the auction included a Bat-Signal Blueprint from Joel Schumacher’s BATMAN FOREVER (1995) which sold for $438 (£336), and a lot of Ari Gold’s (Jeremy Piven’s) Cigars and Business Cards from the TV series ENTOURAGE (2004-2011) sold for $594 (£456).

Brandon Alinger, Prop Store’s COO commented on the auction:

“Prop Store’s first-ever Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction out of Los Angeles was a resounding success. The bidders were out in force and we had more registrants than any prior auction of this type. Maverick proved that he is still dangerous, with the Top Gun Maverick fighter pilot helmet selling for an incredible $325,000 with the buyer’s premium – more than five times its pre-sale estimate price. Darth Vader, cinema’s greatest villain, was not far behind – an original 1977 Vader touring costume sold for over $285,000 with buyer’s premium. We thank the many film fans and collectors who took part in the event and look forward to our next auction, which will be later this year from our London office.”

Prop Store’s annual UK Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction is back later this year, with an exciting two-day event taking place on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd December 2020, featuring 900 lots – giving collectors another opportunity to get their hands on incredible pieces of movie history. Register for the auction now HERE.

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DELPHI IN SPACE

The sixth book in Bob Blanton’s Delphi in Space series explores how all lifeforms can coexist

On the continued quest for a harmonized society on Earth and beyond, author Bob Blanton brings attention to the civilians most in need of peace, societal advancements, and equality with the sixth installment of his popular Delphi in Space series, Delphi Federation.

The best-selling science fiction series follows two brothers, Marc and Blake McCormack, who unleash new technology that will forever improve our dying environment while making a nice profit to boot. With the arrival of Marc’s daughter Catie, they begin introducing the new technology while fighting off enemies and foreign countries who fear the technology will disrupt their economies. It’s not long before the alien rebels from Paraxea come to claim the technology for themselves, starting a galactic war of the ages that spans the next five books Blanton has planned.

In Delphi Federation, the McCormacks have successfully defeated the Paraxean rebels, but now face an even tougher question: where do they go from here? As they are now responsible for 1.5 million alien lives, they must search for other inventions and advancements in technology that will help them find a good home for the Paraxeans. All while they continue to disperse technology across the globe. Their plans hit a snag when their clinic in Guatemala gets taken over by a cartel boss.

As moving to space, along with other technological and economical advancements, may not be decades away like we once assumed, Blanton explores the benefits of space habitation through the McCormack family’s epic adventures, leaving any space lover itching to pack their bags. With his forceful yet focused writing style, Delphi Federation also puts a spotlight on various underdeveloped countries and habitats outside our atmosphere, encouraging readers to appreciate what we have in the present and pay attention to a future that’s more reality than space fantasy. When the sky is no longer the limit, the possibilities to create a better world are endless.

 

When asked about his new book and series, here’s what Bob Blanton had to say about pioneering technology, peace, and bringing life to other plants. 

Q: What makes Delphi Federation and the Delphi in Space Series different than other science fiction books that take place in space?

 

Bob Blanton: I focus on fun and adventure while keeping the science as realistic as possible. Generally, I find some scientific basis for my alternate science. These characters have grown throughout the series, but from the beginning I painted them as capable, making the situations as realistic as possible, saying what would be the likely response to a given situation.

 

Q: The characters in the series live in space, and some scientists and entrepreneurs believe we’re closer than ever to making that a reality. What are your thoughts on having a society in space?

 

BB: Outer Space is just another piece of real estate. We’re already learning about manufacturing processes that are best suited to space and microgravity through the ISS2. The asteroid belt will undoubtedly be an important source for raw materials that are becoming even more scarce on Earth. Investors are viewing the first forays into space as more adventure, novelty oriented. Eventually we’ll have a manufacturing presence which will require a larger, more permanent presence.

 

Q: Many science fiction books warn about technological advancements over time, but the series does the opposite. What do you think are some advantages of technology?

 

BB: Technology is a means to an end. It doesn’t have a political or emotional component, that comes from people who are trying to avoid the disruption it causes in one’s life. It’s difficult to predict what will happen as it becomes integrated into our lives. Just imagine the first portable phones, they were huge, but who would leave the house today without their smartphone. Technology unleashes the human mind to accomplish great and amazing things, unfortunately criminals also have imaginations.

 

Q: You also highlight different regions in your book that are more vulnerable and may not be able to handle such advancements, such as Ukraine and Guatemala. What is your hope in bringing awareness to these countries and their issues?

 

BB: It’s easy to look at underdeveloped countries and write their situations off as their own fault. That ignores the enormous damage that a colonial economy did and does to countries that are relegated to sources of raw material and cheap labor. The average people in those countries are doing the best they can with the hand they’ve been dealt. When presented with unbiased opportunities, they can step up and make a much better life for themselves. Unfortunately, the wealthy and powerful in those countries prefer the status quo. Corruption favors them; who would clean their houses if everyone had a high school education.

 

The paperback and e-book edition of Delphi Federation: Book 6 of Delphi in Space Series are available now.

 

About Bob Blanton

Bob Blanton began the Delphi in Space Series after retiring to the beach in Mexico with his wife. An avid reader, he began thinking of novel ideas and becoming a writer after graduating from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to his writing career, Blanton worked as an engineer and manager in San Diego for over 30 years. He is also the author of The Stone Series trilogy and plans to continue his Delphi in Space Series well beyond his 2020 release, Delphi Federation. Learn more about Blanton on his website and connect with him on Facebook and GoodReads.

 

360 Magazine, Vaughn Lowery, Delphi Federation, Delphi Series, Space books, Bob Blanton

DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: 3Below

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION TELEVISION ANNOUNCES GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S RETURN TO NEW YORK COMIC CON WITH NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES DREAMWORKS TALES OF ARCADIA: 3BELOW

DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: 3Below to debut at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Friday, October 5, at 4pm

DreamWorks Animation Television has added a panel for OSCAR® winner Guillermo del Toro’s highly-anticipated Netflix original series DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: 3Below to the studio’s exciting New York Comic Con 2018 line up.

Creator and executive producer del Toro, alongside series star Diego Luna, and fellow executive producers Rodrigo Blaas, Marc Guggenheim and Chad Hammes, are set to provide a first look inside the upcoming Netflix original series DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: 3Below, the second chapter in the DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia trilogy. Fans of the 7 time Emmy®-winning Trollhunters can expect to find several familiar faces in 3Below when two royal teenage aliens, Krel (Luna) and Aja, and their bodyguard flee a surprise takeover of their home planet by an evil dictator and crash land in Arcadia.

The series is set to debut in 2018. DreamWorks previously announced the series will feature Luna and Tatiana Maslany in the lead roles of Krel and Aja. Additional details for the panel can be found below (talent appearances subject to change):

Friday, October 5

DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: 3Below, a Netflix Original Series

Panel 4:00-5:00 PM

The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden

Guillermo del Toro offers a first look inside his upcoming Netflix original series DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: 3Below, the second chapter in the Tales of Arcadia trilogy. The panel will also include executive producers Rodrigo Blaas, Marc Guggenheim and Chad Hammes, and actor Diego Luna. The series follows two royal teenage aliens, and their bodyguard who flee a surprise takeover of their home planet by an evil dictator and crash land in Arcadia. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they struggle to blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all the while attempting to repair their ship so they can return and defend their home planet.

Previously announced DreamWorks Animation Television panels:

Thursday, October 4

DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, a Netflix Original Series

Panel 3:00-4:00 PM

Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center

She-Ra is back! Inspired by the popular ‘80s series, DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power tells the epic story of an orphan named Adora, who leaves behind her former life in the evil Horde when she discovers a magic sword that transforms her into the mythical warrior princess She-Ra. Join executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, Lumberjanes), Aimee Carrero (voice of Adora/She-Ra), Karen Fukuhara (voice of Glimmer) and more as they offer a first look at the highly-anticipated series.

In addition to the panels, DreamWorks will also offer an immersive fan experience inspired by the imaginative world of the highly-anticipated series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power at Booth #502. The activation will include a larger-than-life She-Ra statue, as well as interactive photo opportunities that will transport guests straight to Etheria, the Whispering Woods and Hordak’s lair. Reservations are required to attend the fan experience. Please look out for more information on New York Comic Con’s social channels.

Friday, October 5

DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, a Netflix Original Series

Panel 10:30-11:30 AM

Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center

Join executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery, story editor Josh Hamilton and voice actors Bex Taylor-Klaus, Josh Keaton, Jeremy Shada, Kimberly Brooks and more as they look back on seven seasons of DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender and offer a sneak peek at the final chapter arriving on Netflix later this year.

About the DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia trilogy:

On the surface, Arcadia appears to be a slice of timeless Americana, but it is no ordinary town. It lies at the center of magical and mystical lines that will make it a nexus for many battles among otherworldly creatures including trolls, aliens and wizards. DreamWorks Trollhunters, the first installment in the DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia trilogy, will be followed by two additional series 3Below in 2018 and a final chapter Wizards set to debut in 2019.

About DreamWorks Animation Television

DreamWorks Animation Television is one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality, animated family programming, reaching consumers in more than 190 countries. Creating a diverse array of original content in a variety of formats and delivering deep, fully immersive worlds served up with compelling characters, the prolific studio has garnered 22 Emmy Awards since inception in 2013 and is home to such beloved series as DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters, Spirit Riding Free, Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, The Boss Baby: Back in Business, Voltron Legendary Defender, The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, Harvey Street Kids, Dragons: Race to the Edge, All Hail King Julien, The Adventures of Puss in Boots and the upcoming She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny and 3Below. DreamWorks is a division of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group within NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.