Thursday, January 27, 2011

Superhero Museum Collection Auction: Part 4

The Batboat sold for $5,000 and was in better shape than the Batmobile.

It would be cool to have this on your lake wouldn't it?

A guy standing next to me said he knew boats and wasn't sure if this boat would even float.
He said it was missing some important seals.

I suppose if you shelled out the money for the Batboat it wouldn't be to ski behind it but you would most likely use it to make money by making appearances and things.

If it were me and I had the Batmoblie it would definitely be a daily driver.

Brian B

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Superhero Museum Collection Auction: Part 3

There in the distance is the 1989 Batmoblie and the 1966 Batboat.

I took these shots as I was leaving the auction.
The Batmobile sold for $12,000.00 to an online bidder.

I wonder if they would have given that much for it if they would have seen it in person?

Brian A is right. It looks like the Penguin and his goons got a hold of it.

This is how the front end looked when I saw it in the museum a few years ago.

You can see posts about my visit HERE

This is what it looked like on the auctions site.

They did have this one posted too which is a little more honest.

I wonder what happened to it?

Someone stripped off every detail.
Look at the detail by the big intake looking thing towards the back.

All gone now.

Looks like someone pried the launch doors open and bent them all up.

Windows are all gone and I couldn't even tell if there were any seats in it.

When it was in the museum the owner told me the cowling slid open like it did in the movie.
Now it has a cheesy hinge on top.

The back end of the Batmobile while in the museum.

What value is there in reflectors?
Why would you strip them off?

The only thing I could think of was to have it repainted.
That would explain all the details being removed and the sandblasted looking body.

The burner still looks cool and was supposed to work at one time.

I wonder what the guy that bought it thought when he got it?

Brian B

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Superhero Museum Collection Auction: Part 2

Sorry for the poor quality of the video but I was zoomed in from the back of the room.
Bloggers should get press passes.

Here are some of the prices.

It was light blue and brown so it would photograph better in black and white.

This was gray and brown for shooting in black and white as well.

George Reeves color suit.

Marlon Brando's "Jorel" tunic from 1978.

Christopher Reeve form Superman 3.

Christopher Reeve's Superman wig complete with the curl in the forehead.

Christopher Reeve cape worn in Superman 3. Called the dirty/evil cape.

Dean Cain's suit complete with boots.

Teri Hatcher's Superman nightgown.

From Superboy.

Supergirl suit complete with purse.
Just kidding.

Suit was even signed by Burt Ward.

These had seen better days. I will give more details about that later.

Brian B

Monday, January 24, 2011

Superhero Museum Collection Auction

That's me touching the Robin costume at the Superhero Museum Collection Auction.
The green you see in the top right hand corner of the picture is Robin's gloves.

You can click on the picture for a closer view.
This is the cover of the auction catalog.
The catalog had 112 items listed.
Everything from Superman costumes to the Batmobile.

There were more than just the catalog items there. There were also thousands of other Superman and Batman related items that were to be auctioned off that day.

Here is the Robin suit. Item No. 78.

On the auction block.

I had hoped that it would start out low enough that I would feel comfortable to bid on it.
It didn't.
The first offer made was for $800.00.

That was out of my range.

It ended up selling for $2,200.00.

I moved on.

I did bid on a 35mm Batman begins movie reel, an old plastic Batman figure, a metal toy Batmobile and a Batboat, and a prop diploma used in the movie, Batman Begins.

I didn't win any of those bids either.

So I set my sights on a metal, 1966, Batman lunch box with a thermos.

I bid it up to $70.00.

It sold for $110.00.

Most of the items were Superman related but I did buy something from the collection before I had to leave.

I will post about it and other items sold at the auction later this week.

Brian B