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?
fitments worn by actor Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, the faithful protocol droid in the Star Wars universe.
Consigned by the property supervisor of the first three Star Wars films, Brian Lofthouse, this helmet - replete with a forward-mounted brass antenna on top, brass neck bolts and flexible plastic collar - sold for $100,000 at a Hollywood Profiles in History auction back in 2008.
#1 Rick Deckard's Blade Runner blaster gun
According to Ridley Scott's 1982 classic Blade Runner, we have less than eight years until Los Angeles is overrun with murderous rogue robots, called Replicants. But at least one collector will be prepared after winning the actual blaster gun used by Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) at a 2009 auction.
While a few rubber stunt guns have surfaced on the market, this particular "Hero blaster" was thought to have been lost for decades. That is, until it emerged after 25 years from the collection of Jeff Walker, a Hollywood marketing specialist who'd bought it from the film's production company.
The prop was originally built by melding together two firearms: a Steyr-Mannlicher Model .222 SL receiver and a Carter Arms .44 police bulldog double-action revolver.
Deckard's blaster appeared in Profiles in History's Hollywood auction billed as "one of the single most important weapons in Science Fiction history." It blasted to $225,000.
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