Statler and Waldorf, the two cranky old hecklers that have delighted fans of The Muppets for generations, are to be auctioned in Los Angeles.
It’s expected that the heads will go for around $40,000 to $60,000 in the Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction.
Starting on Tuesday the 29th of June and running to the 1st of July, the collection contains around $6,100,000 worth of iconic creations and artwork. There are 1,300 pieces in total, and that’s enough to make it one of the largest live auctions of geek culture memorabilia we’ve ever had.
The COO of Prop Store, Brandon Alinger, said;
Prop Store has handled tens of thousands of original props and costumes at auction, but this auction marks the first time we have ever brought original Muppet pieces to the public. Statler and Waldorf are iconic characters that have appeared across so many Muppet titles, it is a thrill to have these two examples we have in such wonderful shape and ready to go home with the highest bidder. These Muppets are just one example of the over 1,300 lots of original prop and costume materials in this month’s live auction.”
Geek Native’s had a rummage through the catalogue, can’t afford anything, but has curated some highlights for any rich readers.
The Neil Gaiman signed prototype Coraline Jones puppet from 2009’s Coraline, which was voiced by Dakota Fanning, is there and may fetch up to $15,000.
The Terror Dog stop-motion puppet from 1984’s Ghostbusters is also there and feels like a great offer of $8,000. A green Gremlin from the sequel, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, might also be worth a look at $5,000.
The Dinosaur Input Device Electronic Warrior Bug Armature from Starship Troopers is also included a could fetch $7000.
A strange green sea creature also stands out. Anyone recognise it?
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