Planet Hollywood auction scheduled for October 2016 (April fool!)


Planet Hollywood inc. yesterday announced in collaboration with “Profiles in History” of Los Angeles, CA a historic auction to take place the weekend October 15 & 16 2016 in Las Vegas of over 1500 artifacts from its vaults including props, wardrobe and vehicles from its Florida holding facility.  

planet hollywood florida. head office and warehouse facility


Sadly the years have not been kind to the brand and apart from its flagship hotel in Las Vegas many of the restaurants have either closed over the years or have suffered a steep decline in revenues as the image has not been updated since the 1990’s.

An effort to slow the problems has resulted in many changes including a decision to sell a huge portion of the collection namely select significant pieces including over 50 Arnold “Terminator” statues that many collectors have argued for years “were they real or replica”, and most surprisingly a wealth of props that were purchased for the restaurants that were displayed with plaques that typically said “as seen” or words to that effect.

Other items include several container fulls of Planet Hollywood themed gear including shirts, jackets and ephemera from closed locations like Chicago and Beverly Hills.

A huge collection of items offered include costumes that were purchased as bulk productions and never identified as well as costumes that were purchased from auctions that turned out to be fake or falsely attributed. These racks of outfits will be offered at discount prices starting as low as $1000 for a complete non descript outfit.

Whilst it’s a shame that the era may well be closing on this one time success story it’s also a happy time as people like myself who were decimated in auctions in the early 90’s memorabilia sales now get to say we outlasted the company that would routinely buy every single prop and costume available no matter the cost (or sometimes provenance)

Top bids in final week of Icollector auction

here are the top bids as of Monday 7pm on for the March 20th SU auction starting at 8am pacific Sunday morning. 

Get your bids in early since this is a convention based auction and if their are any problems you can’t say I didn’t tell you so. I’m not foreseeing anything but live auctions can be fickle.

Remember the opening bid IS the reserve. 

So far the top three items at number 3 is the Back to the future jacket at $3250, the Trek Kirk pants at $4500 and $6000 for the almanac from BTTF2 at $6000.


The March sale preview part 2

So after part 1 concentrated on lots from Saturday’s online only sale I thought we would check Sunday’s above $300 items some of which have already garnered some early bids.

Right now the number 1 item is the Back to the future 2 destroyed coat. At $2750 despite poor storage someone still wants to buy this piece of history.


From the film “Cloud Atlas” this is one of Doona Baes dresses from the middle of the film used in the run across the bridge scene.

The Dennis quaid/Paul Bettany movie “legion” is represented by this wardrobe work by ex-wonder woman  Adrienne Palicki, a waitress costume worn through out the film.

Lot 512 is a Klingon robe from Star Trek Voyager.

This robe is similar to those worn in Star Trek 3, but it is different I believe so note that if your expecting a two for one deal.

Sylvester Stallone is represented by a Judge Hershey helmet from Judge Dredd plus this John Rambo shirt from the fourth film in the popular series. This shirt is screenmstched to several scenes from the film on the riverboat and has R for Rambo embroided in the back of it.  

Lot 403 is s production made Ma robot from “Batteries not included” and is the highest bid so far with 9 days left till end of the sale at $2000. Bidders should remember that the opening bid is the SELL price in that if a bid is made and no other bids come in you could potentially be winner at that price if nobody else bids higher. No worrying about annoying reserves!

Fan favorite Arnold Schwarzeneggers hero costume from the “Last Stand” is almost complete and many of the pieces are marked as the hero main outfit.

Weapon collectors will find a couple of nice pieces including this Chemrail hero resin rifle used by various characters. Originally only 4-5 of these ended up in auction after the film and this one with working trigger, moving shoulder stock and detailed sight is one of the best examples offered.

From the 1966 film “Fantastic Voyage” this incredible gun is an amazing piece of vintage history.  

The sale starts at 8am pacific on 20 March on or bid in person at the scifi event itself. Bidding is open now.

The best of the March 2016 auction @icollector Part 1

So another year rolls around and here we have part 1 of a multi part look at some if the best and most interesting items in the Screenused  March auction coming up later this month taking place at the Silicon Valley comic con.

First up in honor of the Banshee tv series auction in May there are 3 items for fans of the TV show including the piece below.

(Cinemax, 2013) This outfit was acquired by the production for use by Matthew Rauch as “Clay Burton” in the season one episode titled “Meet The New Boss”. The outfit consists of a matching suit jacket and pants, made by Boss, a pink long sleeve button down shirt, black leather belt, a pair of Giorgio Brutini size 10.5 shoes and bow tie. The bow tie was also worn with other outfits. This will be the only Burton costume offered as part of the ScreenUsed Banshee auction in May with the correct matching bow tie.

Nice thing about this is its one of the few complete outfits from the character that will ever be sold. Burton is one of tv’s most interesting villains so if you haven’t checked out the show you simply must do so. 

Next up is Aeryn Suns (Claudia Black) top from the TV show “Farscape”. Pieces from the show have always done well at auction and rarely resold once people bought items through the “creation” convention auctions online.


The following lot from Muppets most wanted are pretty cool…a newspaper with the main muppet villain Constantine.

Terra nova fans are well served with costumes and props worn by Stephen Lang as Cmdr Taylor, the boss of the base thrust backwards in time to the land of the dinosaurs. First up two costumes worn in various episodes:

And secondly his metal etched dog tags again used in several episodes.


“The Thing” art of Ploog special edition artbook and storyboard special kickstarter review

Mike Ploog worked in the movie industry after working in comics heavily during the 1970’s on Ghost Rider and Daredevil. 

By his account, he has worked in post-production on the movie Ghostbusters (“All that stuff you saw on cereal boxes are my paintings”) and with film director Ralph Bakshi on the animated features Wizards, The Lord of the Rings, and Hey Good Lookin’. He was production designer on Michael Jackson: Moonwalker(1988), and has storyboarded or done other design work on films including John Carpenter’s The Thing,  Superman II,  Little Shop of Horrors and The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and, he says, several Jim Henson Company projects, such as the films The Dark Crystal  and Labyrinth and the TV series The Storyteller.

So a man with such rich history in the film world without a celebration of his work in book form was sorely lacking in fans collections. 

Make no mistake not only did the kickstarter come thru and deliver with flying colors but this is one of the finest hardcover books I’ve ever owned. Exquisite would be a good choice of word.

The packing was equally perfect as the shot above illustrates. The perks included a signed werewolf print and the storyboard book below. 

We early adopters got the set for just under $400. Copies of the set have already been selling for 2-3 times that.

The book itself is a wealth of imagery and the care gone into making this by FPG in Pittsburgh is astonishing. It’s truly a special piece. 

My version was the special “Thing” movie edition and of course came with a seperately packed one of a kind storyboard with all the characters from the arctic base in a custom folding sleeve drawn in pencil.

So have to say as my first kickstarter experience I had a great time with it. Congratulations to everyone involved on this great endeavor. Banshee TV show preview and auction


The Banshee TV show auction is a giant auction of four seasons of props, costumes and set dressing scheduled for May 21st on

This clapperboard was delivered to the Propstop offices declaring that plus reminding us of the important fact that it’s less than a month to the start of season 4 on Cinemax. 
Banshee is the story of a criminal who becomes the towns sheriff and uses his skills to fight crime against some of the great villain creations of the last 10 years.
The auction contains over 400 props, wardrobe and set pieces from all the main characters.

A special 3 costume preview of this massive sale is included in the Screenused March 19th sale on Icollector, Lots 35, 36, 37. Link:

These three costumes include Hoods police outfit, Burtons enforcer suit and a dress ensemble worn by Lilly Collins


“Rambo” costume worn by Sylvester Stallone arrives from Heritage auctions 

So I really had to commit pen to paper (digitally) to commend Heritage auctions again for the completion of my order to buy the Rambo costume Sly wore in part 4 of his second most beloved franchise after “Rocky”

You may remember the concern I had about the shirt not matching other color variations in the catalog pictures. Well don’t worry…in person the shirt matches all the others perfectly.

First up everything came in a garment bag, the zipper adorned with Stallone auction tag. A coa endorsed by Sylvester hoping we enjoy the item, the placards from the exhibition with a picture of the item from the film and invoices…all perfectly packed and shipped for $30 in a few days.  

As I suspected the sand colored shirt indeed had #1 written inside as did the trousers. The under shirt was the correct color despite the auction catalog having some color correction….and no slice marks unlike the ones sold in the last half of the sale where they were converted to have squibs fired through them. 

Best of all the blue shirt that ended up in the lot was marked with a cotton sewn “R” right in the neck. Boy was that cool to see. R for Rambo.   

What a tremendous experience. Thank you Heritage and Allison in the sales department for facilitating this. To think that this shirt below went for $4,000 by itself….well I’m happy as a Mr Stallone headed for Oscar glory!