Ripley’s Brought Home Some Monumental Goodies

October 3, 2017 - 2:00pm

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Monumental Goodies

Believe it or not, we’ve acquired three incredible pieces of Hollywood memorabilia from the Prop Store auction house in London! Can you guess which monumental goodies we collected?

Don’t call me junior!

Yup, we have Indiana Jones’ bullwhip from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade! The whip becomes the first major artifact in the Ripley collection from the famous Indiana Jones movie franchise. This particular whip was used in multiple scenes of The Last Crusade, including when Indy rescued his father—played by Sean Connery—from the Nazis at Castle Brunwald.

Indiana Jones Whip

While Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is my personal favorite from the series, and my preferred Harrison Ford character EVER—sorry Han Solo—I’ll try not to recite “Hey, Dr.Jones, no time for love,” while playing with the famous whip.

Roads?!? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.

You might not need roads, but you most definitely will need sneakers when traveling back to the future!

Marty McFlys Light Up Nike

Courtesy of Prop Store

Designed by Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, these self-lacing sneakers were worn by Michael J. Fox when he time traveled to Hill Valley in the year 2015 in Back to the Future Part II.

Marty McFlys Light up Nikes

I’ll try NOT to wear these when I am riding my hoverboard around Ripley’s headquarters. It’s so tempting, ever so tempting.

Sir, If I may venture an opinion…

I mean, sure you can try, C-3PO, but considering we have your head and all, I think it’s best you don’t share any opinions.

C-3PO Anthony Daniels Head

Courtesy of Prop Store

We’re excited to be adding to our rapidly growing Star Wars collection, which includes the actual lightsaber used by Mark Hamill. We have now acquired a C-3PO head used in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back!

C-3PO Anthony Daniels Head

If you didn’t know, C-3PO’s head had a major upgrade thanks to Anthony Daniels’ request to have a more comfortable costume to wear. This helmet was made from plastic and was intended to be more comfortable than the original fiberglass design in Star Wars: A New Hope

C-3PO Anthony Daniels Head

If you ask me, this will fit my head PERFECTLY. With Halloween just around the corner, let’s hope they allow me to rock this beauty on the 31st. Hey, I was named after Star Wars. It’s only fitting!

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

“The addition of these three iconic movie set pieces greatly enhances our growing pop-culture movie collection. Ripley’s is known around the world for displaying unique one-of-a-kind artifacts. Together these three pieces give us iconic artifacts that movie buffs and their families will want to see for years to come,” said Edward Meyer, Ripley’s VP of Exhibits & Archives.

 

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