Would you shell out £6,000 for a Ninja Turtle suit?

Batman’s Batsuit from the film ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ (estimate £40,000-£60,000); a Donatello Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume (estimate £6,000-£8,000); Keira Knightley’s Wedding Dress from the film ‘Love Actually’ (estimate £5,000-£7000).

Batman’s batsuit is expected to sell for £60,000 (€71,000) at a rare film and television memorabilia sale.

The costume, which featured in 2012 hit The Dark Knight Rises, will be sold alongside Batman’s Batpod motorcycle and more than 500 original items from other films at an auction next month.

Keira Knightley’s wedding dress from Love Actually will also be up for grabs where it is expected to sell for between £5,000-£7,000 (€6,000-€8,200), while the Sloth Mask from 1985 film The Goonies could reach £40,000 (€47,000). 

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘Terminator 2’ costume.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘Terminator 2’ costume.

The auction, held by Prop Store, will be the country’s largest live sale of film and television memorabilia with lots expected to sell for more than £1.5m in total.

Other items on offer include Arnold Schwarzenegger’s original Terminator 2 Judgment Day costume, Harry Potter’s Hogwarts acceptance letter from the first film in the series, and Steven Spielberg’s clapperboard from Jaws.

Steven Spielberg’s clapperboard from his 1975 film ‘Jaws’ (estimate £30,000-£40,000).
Steven Spielberg’s clapperboard from his 1975 film ‘Jaws’ (estimate £30,000-£40,000).

A TIE Pilot helmet from Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) could fetch up to £70,000 (€82,000) at the sale.

The lots will be on display to the public at a free exhibition at the BFI IMAX in central London from September 14 until the auction on September 27.

Stephen Lane, Prop Store chief executive, said the sale was “truly unique event”.

ATIE Pilot Helmet from ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ (estimate £50,000-£70,000)
ATIE Pilot Helmet from ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ (estimate £50,000-£70,000)

An original Stormtrooper helmet from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back sold for £78,000 at the auction last year.


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