There's no business like show bid-ness -- we examine some pop-culture artifacts currently for sale on the web

By Wook Kim
Updated January 24, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST

Impress neighbors and frighten friends by strutting around in a coat worn by Bruce Willis. The black-and-white herringbone jacket (pictured) was not used in a movie, as the seller points out (though they do furnish a lengthy list of his credits), but was ”worn by Bruce Willis during his career.” During…his…career. Which means he might actually have been wearing this coat while shooting Color of Night! Bruce’s measurements: chest, 42; sleeve, 17. (Sale ends Jan. 25)

Impress friends and frighten neighbors by brandishing a 40-watt plasma rifle like the kind featured in Terminator 2 (they were used by the Endoskeletons seen at the beginning of the movie). According to the seller, it’s not an actual prop from the movie, but a one-of-a-kind prototype created by Icons, a now-defunct company that made licensed replicas of props used in the Star Wars, Alien, and Terminator series. A warning to 14-year-old would-be buyers: This is a non-functioning prop and can not be used against noisy cats or pesky little sisters. (Sale ends Jan. 29)

Dude looks like a…buyer! Here’s your chance to own an electric guitar autographed by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer, and Tom Hamilton. We’re thinking these guys must be in some kind of band. The seller offers a certificate of authenticity and describes the axe as being ”hand signed.” Thank goodness — those ”foot signed” knockoffs from China were really flooding the market. (Sale ends Jan. 28)