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Robby the Robot is now the most valuable movie prop sold at auction

At the end of October we wrote that Robby the Robot — one of our all-time favorite non-human characters — was up for auction. But even though he’s priceless to fans of the 1956 film Forbidden Planet, in which he makes his on-screen debut, it was …

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Early, unused variant of Action Comics #1 cover up for auction

Superman’s first appearance in Action Comics #1 is a rarity in the comics world, with perhaps one hundred known issues in existence, making it as rare as Bruce Wayne’s living family members. But auction house Comic Connect now offers a unique twist o…

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All-Superman auction includes Action Comics #1 and Ben Affleck’s Superman suit

Profiles in History is an auction house that has offered some one-of-a-kind pieces for the well-heeled fan, including the original R2-D2 from Star Wars and Rick Deckard’s gun from Blade Runner. Its  next auction is going to be a favorite for those f…

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Robby the Robot is up for auction

Robby the Robot was the breakout star of the 1956 film Forbidden Planet, with his winning good looks (which include “sax valves” and “gyroscopes”) and his sarcastic dialog (Altaira: “Robby, I must have a new dress, right away.” Robby: “Agai…

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Syfy Wire 2017-09-28 16:42:03

Have you ever wanted to own a first-edition H.P. Lovecraft book, to breathe in its sulphurous, deathless pages, preferably while wearing black robes and chanting? Obviously we all do. But only one of us will have the opportunity: Lovecraft’s first e…

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$100,000+ Comic Book Found In Abandoned House

Money doesn’t grow on trees. Money doesn’t fall from the sky. Money doesn’t come in a pot at the end of the rainbow. But for people like David Gonzalez, money comes in unexpected places…and in unexpected forms. Within the walls of an abandoned house he had recently purchased and planned to remodel, Gonzalez found an issue of Action Comics #1.

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Legolas’ Bow, Khan’s Glove, and Much, Much More Up for Grabs at Auction

Fans, be prepared to open your wallets. Profiles in History, dealers of Hollywood artifacts, is holding yet another auction where one-of-a-kind treasures are on offer. And this auction looks to be more interesting than most.

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FCC Plans to Investigate Wireless Spectrum Auction

The Federal Communications Commission will investigate complaints that a contractor tried to extort potential bidders for a block of the spectrum set aside for emergency responders, and doomed the auction to failure.

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