At SDCC 2018 Prop Store was present at booth 3845 and anyone who attended the event will not forget the screen-used life-size T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day which was there to advertise an upcoming Prop Store Live Auction event that will take place in conjunction with the British Film Institute (BFI).
The good news is that as well as a bunch of really cool Terminator 2: Judgment Day items- Prop Store are including two awesome pieces of Terminator history in the form of two amazing lots from The Terminator (1984).
Prop Store is hosting one of Europe’s largest and most exciting Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auctions at the London ODEON BFI IMAX this September 20th, from 12:00pm
600 lots of original props, costumes, and production material from 200 films and television shows will be up for auction. The spectacular live event will feature an interactive webcast, with bidding available online, by phone or in person.
2 week exclusive Preview Exhibition At The BFI IMAX Waterloo, London
6th – 20th September 2018
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, London, SE1 8XR
The two following items are significant in their pop culture status and importance in the actual first Terminator movie.
The first is a practical effects gag skull that was part of the pipe bomb Endoskeleton explosion (final fight with Kyle Reese at the computer factory/Cyberdyne Systems) and the second is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Terminator costume; which he stole from a punk, this particular costume (we would say) has become just as iconic as the leathers and sunglasses and instantly reminds people of the iconic Tech Noir Showdown sequence from the movie and the menacing unstoppable presence Schwarzenegger has in the film as this character.
535. The Terminator’s Blown-Up Endoskeleton Skull Fragment Ω – THE TERMINATOR (1984)
The Terminator’s blown-up endoskeleton skull fragment from James Cameron’s sci-fi action film The Terminator. Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) used a pipe bomb to blow up the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in an industrial warehouse.
Created by Stan Winston Studio, this skull was part of a full-size ceramic endoskeleton that was rigged with charges and blown up by the Second Unit. The skull is painted to resemble metal and is cast over a metal support rod. Numerous wires are still embedded in the head, which were previously rigged for the explosives used to detonate the prop. Accompanying this item is a letter of authenticity from set dresser Gregory R. Wolf. The item exhibits wear due to production use and age, with breaks in the plaster due to the nature of the scene.
The piece remains in fair condition.
Dimensions: 15 cm x 20 cm x 15.5 cm (6” x 8” x 6 ½”)
536. The Terminator’s (Arnold Schwarzenegger) Jacket Ω – THE TERMINATOR (1984)
The Terminator’s (Arnold Schwarzenegger) jacket from James Cameron’s sci-fi action film The Terminator. Sent by Skynet from the year 2029, the Terminator was an advanced cyborg killing machine whose sole mission was to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), a woman whose unborn son was the key to humanity’s salvation. The Terminator acquired a punk jacket and outfit when he first time-travelled to 1984 Los Angeles, and wore the ensemble in numerous scenes.
The commercially produced jacket is made of grey cotton and is modified to appear more punk, with metalstudded faux-leather components stitched to portions of the jacket, along with decorative chains attached to the left shoulder. Faux leather is also stitched to the interior of
the collar. The jacket shows production distressing, with stage blood applied around the numerous bullet-holes created by Kyle Reese’s (Michael Biehn) shotgun blasts.
The costume is outfitted with padding at the shoulders, and has additional heavy nylon material inside the right sleeve that is believed to be fire retardant material for a stunt in which the Terminator runs through fire while pursuing Kyle and Sarah Connor.
Accompanying this lot are 30 vintage lobby cards and photographs showing Arnold Schwarzenegger in costume as the Terminator. Accompanying the jacket is a letter of authenticity attributing its original purchase from the Retake Room in Los Angeles, a company that sold movie wardrobe items during the 1980s and 1990s. The item exhibits intentional wear due to production use and age, with some fabric hardening where the stage blood
has dried. The jacket remains in otherwise good condition.
Dimensions (photographs): 20 cm x 25.5 cm (8” x 10”)
The ‘Prop Store Live Auction‘ kicks off on Sepetember 20th 2018. Be there or be
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