Prop experts Stephen Lane, Brandon Alinger and Tim Lawes will be on-hand at SDCC (Booth #3845) to show of an original prop Marty McFly hoverboard from BACK TO THE FUTURE: PART II, with an estimated auction price of £15,000 ($25,700), an original Batmobile model miniature used in BATMAN FOREVER estimated at £20,000 ($34,200), an original prop Golden Ticket from WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY estimated at £15,000 ($25,700), Michael Keaton’s battle-damaged bat suit from BATMAN (1989) estimated at £10,000 ($16,100) and C-3PO’s hands from STAR WARS estimated at £8,000 ($13,700). They're also showing off some goods from PACIFIC RIM.
So what trumps all of that? It turns out the Prop Store happens to have in it's possession, a focal point from the greatest Holiday Film ever made. They've got an original TURBO MAN Suit worn by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1996 classic, JINGLE ALL THE WAY - my favorite Christmas movie of all-time, and the film whose sequel I was on the set of in Vancouver earlier this year. In fact, my friend Robert Kurtzman worked on the TURBO MAN suit back when he was still with KNB. If I had $5K to blow right now, this second? That TURBO MAN Suit would be on it's way to Rock Father HQ for permanent display in my office. It's even got the "Hero" Boomerang from the climax of the film. Five grand seems like a bargain for such a piece of movie history, so hopefully someone worthy will snatch it up. In the meantime, look for more on JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2 here on THE ROCK FATHER later this year!