I know it’s Christmastime and everything, but if you happened to have some extra cash to your name this holiday season, or maybe you’re looking to launder some of that dirty mob money that’s piling up since your fence went to jail, well if you’re a fan of Captain America, there’s a unique, one of a kind chance that you’ll want to put some of the coin towards. And, as a bonus, you get to help charity at the same time. (more…)
An unnamed Chinese man recently purchased an in-game sword as part of an auction for the martial arts themed MMORPG Age of Wulin, set to be released soon in China. How much did he spend (Keep in mind the the value of money is totally relative; at least that’s what I tell myself)? *In Vegeta voice* SIXTEEN THOUSAAAAAND! Fuck…
It’s ridiculous that anyone would spend that amount of money on a game that’s not even out. Regardless, he got it for luxury and status, and because he could.
Age of Wulin is set in medieval China, and based on the folklore surrounding martial arts and the adventurers who practice it. The English version of Age of Wulin is expected to be available, initially as a closed beta shortly after the Chinese open beta in Spring 2012.
Other items sold include a sheath for Hook of Departure—sold for $1,600—and a Lordly Spear Sheath—sold for $2,500.
What once cost a mere 10 cents seventy-three years ago, cost some rich, and lucky son of a bitch, an insane Lex Luthor amount of money last night in New York city. Considered by many to be the “Holy Grail” of comic books, a near perfect issue of Action Comics #1 from 1938 has sold for an amazing $2,161,000 and broke the record held by a similar issue sold last year.
This issue, once owned by self professed comic nerd and movie star Nic Cage, has quite a past to it already. Not only is it the first issue from Action Comics, it’s the first appearance of Superman, DC’s “Man of Steel”. As one of the several comics stolen from the actor back in 2000, the comic was recovered this past April, found in a San Fernando Valley storage locker by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Art Theft Detail.
Nic purchased the comic for a reported $150,000 back in 1997 and even that was considered unheard of for it’s time. After the theft Nic was paid off by the insurance company ten years ago when it was first stolen. At least he was smart enough to insure the stolen comics.
ComicConnect Corporation in New York City hosted the auction and will take a 10% commission on the final sale. Besides the huge commision, Owner and COO Vincent Zurzolo was just happy to be involved in the once in a lifetime event:
“This copy of Action Comics #1 is the Holy Grail of all comics and we’re proud to be auctioning it off here at ComicConnect,” he said. “We were fortunate enough to sell the former world-record holder, Action Comics #1 in 8.5 back in March of 2010 and this current copy is unequaled. This is a historic day and we’re very excited to see where this lands.
Graded at a 9.0 and inspected by Certified Guaranty Company in New Jersey there are fewer then ten copies of this issue in such condition. Back in a lesser, 8.5-rated CGC copy sold for $1.5 million, becoming the most expensive comic of it’s time. Predicted to obliterate the previous record this auction had only Fifty bids recorded before the gavel fell.
Congratulations you lucky bastard, whoever you are.
Admit it, you’ve always wanted to own something from one of your favorite movies. Rubbing that piece of movie memorabilia over your naked body (everyone wants to do that, right?) is worth shelling out several months rent, right? Well, you’re in luck, Marvel is auctioning off pieces of Iron-man 2 and The Incredible Hulk. Everything from Black Widow’s catsuit to Iron Man’s suitcase armor, samples of Bruce Banner’s blood and MOAR!
Check out the official press release from the site as well as details on how to bid.
Yes, I know that’s from Terminator 2. Anyway. Neato! An original prop from 1984’s Terminator is going up for actuion on July 17th at Heritage Auction Galleries. This metal arm is the only surviving piece from two full sized robots used in the movie as the rest was THROWN AWAY! Wtf?!
Doug Norwine of Heritage says:
“It’s from the private collection of Shay Austin of Los Angeles who was an assistant art director on the movie, and she’s kept it for over a quarter-century. No one was saving props for their future value as memorabilia in those days, and that’s why original items from this classic film are so hard to find.”
Who knows, the entire fate of humankind could rest on the right bidder buying this piece and keeping it safe from those who would use it for nefarious ends.”
Shay says after the explosions he would “run up with the special effects crew to see what was left. We started picking up the pieces and I picked up the arm. In the year we shot, no one was thinking about keeping this stuff, but I tossed the arm into a box with some other leftover props, and then into my storage.”
Smart Man! This is pretty badass! If you’re a fan of Terminator , will be in Beverly Hills on July 17th and also happen to have an extra 15k lying around you should stop by and throw your money in the ring. Who knows maybe you’ll end up with an Iconic piece of movie history! Or you could just send NerdBastards 15k and we’ll invest it ‘properly’.*
*by ‘properly’ I of course mean we’ll spend it on a staff party full of hookers and beer. High FIVE!
Does anyone remember R.O.B., your friendly Robotic Operating Buddy that plays games with you. Just like the oh so “awesome” Power Glove, this was the future! Well, not really, was a cool concept but for only two games to play it with, ended up not living up to standards. One “lucky” person will get to re-live history as they bought the deluxe edition of R.O.B., which includes the following: NES game console, two controllers, the Light Gun, the Duck Hunt/Super Mario Bros. 2 in 1 cartridge, and Gyromite, which is one of the two games R.O.B. can play with you. This was all the winner of the auction got, for $4,150… yeah, I dunno if R.O.B. is worth that much, but hey, they at least got Duck Hunt out of it and a nice display. What do ya guys think? Is this ridiculous for somthing that won’t work well on an HDTV or was this a fair amount of price for what the winner paid for.
To all the Stargate fans out there, here’s your chance to bid on some Stargate memorabilia from 15 seasons! Propworx (Battlestar Galactica auctions) is back to bring us Stargate Artifacts up for auction. Memorabilia will be up for sale on ebay as well as two live auctions. Over the next few months you be will be seeing thousands of items up for sale including, but not limited to, costumes, props and even parts of the Stargate. To learn more about the ebay items that will be for sale check out www.propworx.com. But for a quick tour check out the top 20 items the Stargate Command (aka Propworx Warehouse) has stored at the warehouse (after the jump).
Oh boy!! There is nothing I want more then to have an XBOX signed by Sarah Palin…actually, there is one thing I want more…I want cupcakes!!!!…And then I want to spend $1,100,000.00 and wait 5 days for the ebay auction to end so I can own this stupid thing…