The Top Five collectible icons of 1980s cinema by Paul Fraser Collectibles Which 1980s film icons are still as popular as ever, despite having not been on screen for years... even decades? And how well are these icons doing in the collectibles markets?
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#5 A screen-used hero aerial Hunter/Killer drone from The Terminator
Today, aerial robotic drones are the stuff of controversial war news stories. But back in 1984, when Orion pictures' The Terminator was released, fearsome machines like The Hunter Killer or "HK" were very much the stuff of science fiction.
Designed as the simplest and most numerous of the various combat oriented Machines designed by SKYNET to wipe out the human race, this Aerial Hunter/Killer was built by Gene Warren Jr and his crew at Fantasy II Film Effects for the movie's "Future War" sequences.
When audience's flocked to see the abysmal 2009 sequel Terminator: Salvation, it was the memories of those 1984 Future War sequences and this 43 inches long x 27 inches wide steel, aluminum and fiberglass which drove them there - such is the Hunter Killer's strong legacy.
It sold for $55,000 over its $50,000 estimate in California, back in 2009.
#4 Harrison Ford's "Indiana Jones" Bullwhip
A film who's status as an '80s favourite is blurred by its period setting, 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark remains a perennially adored classic by young and old cinema goers alike.
Among its most iconic pieces was this bullwhip, used by Harrison Ford as Indy to whip the adventurer's adversaries into shape. This whip also appeared in sequels Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).
Measuring 2.69m long, this hand-made sixteen-plait bull-whip of kangaroo hide was formerly sold at Christie's in September 1999 and later auctioned by Guernsey's in 2008. There, it brought $57,500.
#3 Marty McFly's high-tech 're-sizing' jacket from Back to the Future Part Two
Not long after its cast - including stars Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd - appeared for a reunion and question and answer screening from the 25th anniversary of Back To The Future in Florida, memorabilia from the classic '80s movie was auctioned by Profiles in History.
Among the sale's highlights was this high-tech 're-sizing' jacket worn by McFly in the future, in the film's 1989 first sequel, when the character attempts to pass for a contemporary teenager in the year 2015.
In the film, the jacket 'shrinks' to fit Marty. In reality, Fox was surrounded by a team of special effects experts operating electrical wires (pictured above). In the end, the high-tech suit realised a final price of $88,720.
Meanwhile, another item of 'year 2015 clothing', a pair of self-lacing trainers brought £16,450.
#2 Star Wars Return of the Jedi C-3PO droid helmet
Thanks to their setting in "a galaxy far, far away...", the original Star Wars film trilogy remains timeless and it's strange to think that 'Jedi was first released in 1983.
Among the film's most iconic features was this gold vacuum-metalised fiberglass droid helmet with brass