Steven Spielberg’s Unique E.T. Mannequin Auctioned For $2.6 Million

Steven Spielberg's Original E.T. Model Auctioned For $2.6 Million

The mannequin has 85 mechanical joints, enabling it to maneuver.

Los Angeles, United States:

The unique animatronic mannequin used to convey big-eyed alien E.T. to life in Steven Spielberg’s basic sci-fi movie offered this weekend for a whopping $2.6 million, in keeping with public sale organizers.

The merchandise was offered as a part of a two-day mega-sale placed on by Julien’s Auctions and Turner Basic Films that included over 1,300 props starting from Robert DeNiro’s Raging Bull boxing gloves to Chris Hemsworth’s Thor hammer.

However the highest ticket merchandise was the extra-friendly extra-terrestrial, whose glowing finger and childlike innocence melted hearts in 1982, earlier than the age of ubiquitous computer-generated imagery.

With 85 mechanical joints, almost every little thing strikes on the E.T. mannequin, from the eyes, to the neck, and naturally that pointy finger that was held aloft because the alien knowledgeable his new buddy Elliott that he wished to “telephone dwelling.”

A maquette of E.T. additionally offered for $125,000, whereas one of many bikes used within the movie’s climatic getaway scene went for $115,000.

Different film memorabilia offered on the Beverly Hills public sale included the workers that Charlton Heston used to half the Pink Sea in “The Ten Commandments” — which went for $448,000 — and Daniel Radcliffe’s Nimbus 2000 broomstick from the Harry Potter movie collection, which fetched $128,000.

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