Over the last few days, a couple of obscure Ghostbusters collectibles sold at auction, commanding some not-so-outrageous prices.
The first, organized by Hero Props, was for an Ecto-1 license plate used in the production of 2016’s Ghostbusters: Answer the Call. Being used on the backend of the 1984 Cadillac Fleetwood hearse, the prop met the initial goal price, selling for $3,250.
Being included as part of the “We Care for Kylie“ auction, 100% of all proceeds went to benefit Kylie Patterson, the daughter of Tiana Armstrong, co-owner of Hero Props, who’s currently battling an aggressive form of cancer.
Up next, from the Propstore, we had an auction dedicated to ABC’s The Goldbergs. The available screen-used collectibles included a costume headpiece used in the episode “Couples Costume.” While not directly from a Ghostbusters film, this prop, worn by actress Wendi McLendon-Covey, was made to appear like the head of the iconic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
The nostalgia-inducing item, a symbol of ’80s pop culture, found a new home after being sold for the low price of only $500.
Amongst the various auctions, it was 1980s toys that commanded high interest from collectors, among them action figures and playsets of Star Wars ($1,500), GI Joe ($1,250), Masters of the Universe ($1,375), Thundercats ($1,250), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ($875), and the WWF ($1,750), alongside lots comprised of retro-video games. The biggest seller was a bike made to replicate the prop from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, used in the episode “Schmoopie’s Big Adventure,” closing at $12,500. Other highlights included a cast-signed script ($9,375), Adam Goldberg’s Adventure Movie Props ($2,812), and a complete costume of Quaker Man ($2,500), William Penn High School’s mascot.