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Superhero props up for auction
Now's your chance to wield Thor's mighty Mjolnir before Cate Blanchett smashes it into a bazillion pieces in this November's Thor: Ragnarok. Chris Hemsworth's signature weapon from the 2011 film will go under the gavel, along with other memorable superhero movie props in an upcoming auction from the London-based Prop Store.
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The auction will be live streamed online for fans to track the bidding, which will begin at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the BFI IMAX in Waterloo, London. Among the 600 lots of movie memorabilia will be Jack Nicholson's Joker costume from 1989's Batman, Chris Pratt's Star-Lord helmet from 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy, Ian McKellen's Magneto helmet and tunic from 2000's X-Men, and Christopher Reeve's flying tunic from 1987's Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.
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Hemsworth's hammer and Nicholson's costume are expected to be sold for £20,000-30,000 (approximately $25,961-38,942). The entire collection is estimated to be worth £2-3 million ($2,596,130-3,894,195).
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The Penguin's hat and gloves
TV items will be in the mix, as well, with Burgess Meredith's Penguin gloves and top hat and Julie Newmar's Catwoman costume from the Batman television series from the 1960s. Of these lots, more than 300 of them will be featured in a free exhibition at BFI IMAX from Sept. 7 to the time of the auction.
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"We all love a good superhero, and we’re thrilled to be featuring such ‘super’ props and costumes in our upcoming auction," Prop Store CEO Stephen Lane said. "If you’re a fan of Marvel or DC, heroes or villains, blockbusters or the classics, we’ve got you covered with items from the nostalgic 1960’s Batman series to the contemporary Guardians of the Galaxy."