The original animatronic figure that was used to portray the iconic alien E.T. in Steven Spielberg's film of the same name was recently sold at auction for an impressive 2.6 million dollars (2.45 million euros). This sale set a new record for the auction house and garnered attention from collectors and fans of the beloved science fiction movie.
E.T. was the star attraction at the two-week auction event, which featured a diverse selection of over 1,300 items from a variety of famous films. Some of the other notable items that were offered at the auction included the boxing gloves worn by Robert De Niro in "Raging Bull" and the sledgehammer wielded by Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Since its release in 1982, E.T. has become one of the most famous and beloved characters in pop culture and science fiction. The animatronic figure that was sold at auction was highly detailed and featured a number of movable joints, including its round eyes, long neck, and the famous "lighting" finger that was featured prominently in the film.
In addition to the main animatronic figure, a smaller model of the alien also found a new owner for the price of $125,000 (€117,000). The auction was not only a success for E.T. and other science fiction-related items, as a number of other famous props and costumes from a variety of films and television shows also fetched high prices.
For example, the stick that Charlton Heston used to part the Red Sea in "The Ten Commandments" sold for $448,000, and Harry Potter's Nimbus 2000 broom sold for $128,000. Overall, the auction was a highly successful event that saw a wide range of iconic items from the world of entertainment find new homes with collectors and fans.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a classic science fiction film that was directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1982. The movie tells the story of a young boy named Elliott who befriends a stranded alien named E.T. and helps him to find his way back home.
Along the way, Elliott and E.T. form a close bond and must work together to evade the authorities and avoid being captured. E.T. was a groundbreaking film in many ways and became an instant classic upon its release. The movie was praised for its heartwarming story, its memorable characters, and its groundbreaking special effects.
E.T. was a major box office success and went on to win four Academy Awards, including Best Sound and Best Visual Effects. It remains one of the highest-grossing films of all time and has continued to be a beloved and influential work of science fiction for generations of moviegoers.