At last weekend’s Profiles in History auction, several bidders seized the opportunity to pick up some last minute Xmas gifts for the movie buff in their lives:
A cyborg skeleton from “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” brought in nearly $500,000 in an auction of Hollywood memorabilia dominated by props and costumes from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s shoot-’em-up sci-fi franchise.
The T-800 Endoskeleton used in the 1991 film brought in $488,750, said Marc Kruskol, a spokesman for Profiles in History, which staged the auction.
$500,000 may seem quite a sum of money to the average moviegoer but when you think about the wonderful thrills of fear and adrenaline-pumping excitement the cyborg has brought to so many audiences, the cost hardly seems worth quibbling about. Especially when you compare it to the $15 million paid over to Nicole Kidman for The Golden Compass to do pretty much the same thing.