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Top 10 Strangest Movie Memorabilia

VO: Rebecca Brayton WRITTEN BY: Nathan Sharp

Well, these are certainly conversation starters. From a Life-Size Terror Dog Suit, to Silicone Frogs, and Steel Food Trays, these valuable collectibles are certainly… interesting, to say the least! WatchMojo counts down the Top 10 Strangest Movie Memorabilia.

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Top 10 Strangest Movie Memorabilia


Well, these are certainly conversation starters. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down
our picks for the top ten strangest movie memorabilia. For this list, we’ll be looking at ten of the most bizarre and ridiculous pieces of movie memorabilia that have appeared online or at auctions around the world.

#10: Life-Size Terror Dog Suit

“Ghostbusters” (1984)

This bad boy went up for auction on eBay by the Profiles in History auction house, with an asking price between $3,000 and $5,000. The suit is made of foam latex and fur and a nasty attitude. While it is certainly detailed and serves as a wonderful piece of movie history, we honestly don’t know what you would do with a life-sized terror dog suit. Do you put it in the corner and hope that it starts a conversation with your now-horrified guests? Regardless, the prop sold for an astounding $3,000, proving that there is indeed a market for such things. Bow WOW!

#9: Silicone Frogs

“Magnolia” (1999)
Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Magnolia,” like the Bible, features, yes, raining frogs. At the climax of the film, frogs randomly rain from the sky and significantly alter the fates of many of the movie’s characters. And now you can own one of these prop frogs for just $2,000! A silicone prop amphibian, complete with a certificate of authenticity, is available to buy on eBay for $1,850 plus import charges. The good news is that the seller has 100% positive feedback. The bad news is that you’d be paying $2,000 for a tiny silicone frog you’d probably lose in a matter of months.

#8: Steel Food Trays

“The Shawshank Redemption” (1994)
The same auction house that sold the terror dog suit also sold six metal food trays from “The Shawshank Redemption” on eBay for $450. And the item description is just as bland and
straightforward as you would imagine – “Collection of six pressed steel sectional cafeteria trays. Measuring 15.25 x 11.75 in and with 6-compartments.” Yep, that’s a food tray, all right. We suppose having props from one of the greatest movies of all time is pretty cool, but come on, $450 for six food trays? Either you put steel food trays on display in your house or you serve dinner guests their food like a prisoner. It’s kind of a lose-lose situation.

#7: Anne Ramsey’s Face

“Throw Momma from the Train” (1987)
Now we are getting into the truly bizarre. This mask, resembling actress Anne Ramsey and made for the movie “Throw Momma from the Train,” was created for a stuntman to wear while on camera. And it is terrifying, complete with a scowl, bushy eyebrows, and bulging eyeballs. It was put on liveauctioneers.com with a starting bid of $50, although its value was estimated to be between $100 and $300. Now honestly, who would pay $300 for this thing? We don’t care if she was nominated for an Academy Award, no one wants her disembodied face hanging up in their living room.

#6: A Munchkin Scalp

“The Wizard of Oz” (1939)
Anne Ramsey’s face mask is horrifying. A Munchkin scalp is just gross. Liveauctioneers.com also hosted a sale for a papier-mâché bald cap used to turn actors into Munchkins for “The Wizard of Oz.” The bald cap is also laced with real human hair, just to make it a little nastier. The starting bid was $500, although it went well-clear of $2,000 before the auction ended. Owning something that was used in what is perhaps the most revolutionary movie of all time is amazing, but we can’t help but shudder at the idea of storing a
Munchkin scalp in the house.

#5: A Floor Sweeper

“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” (1982)
It seems as if “Star Trek” fans will buy anything even remotely connected to the franchise. A movie auction on eBay sold a prop floor sweeper used in the background of a scene in “The Wrath of Khan.” It’s really a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it prop, but hey, it’s still a piece of “Star Trek” history, isn’t it? The prop consists of a 53-inch long chrome handle, a finial top, and an aluminum carrying grip. At the bottom is a u-bracket holding an illuminated light bar. We suppose it’s a neat little toy but paying $600 for something that was onscreen for two seconds (in the background no less) is a mite outlandish.

#4: Jeff Goldblum’s Feet

“The Fly” (1986)
“The Fly” is probably one of the nastiest movies ever made, so of course people want its disgusting props. Jeff Goldblum’s purple, misshapen, sore-covered prosthetic feet were sold on eBay for an astounding $4,125. The person who bought these must be a huge horror buff, because we can’t imagine dropping $4,000, let alone $4, on some nasty, decayed-looking fly feet. We only assume that it was bought as an addition to a horror memorabilia collection, because we can’t think of any other purpose. You certainly can’t display them in your house. Well, you could, but don’t be surprised when your guests see it and throw up on your floor.

#3: Tom Hanks’s Loincloth

“Cast Away” (2000)
It seems as if people have a fascination with male celebrities’ crotches. (xref) Bill Murray’s swimming trunks from “The Life Aquatic,” (xref) Russell Crowe’s jockstrap from “Cinderella Man,” and Tom Hanks’s loincloth from “Cast Away” have all been sold at movie auctions, and all are equally a little odd. We mean, we get wanting something that was used by an actor, but their underwear? The best part about Hanks’s loincloth is the description, which details a “hidden support inside for the actor’s comfort.” Owning an item that has come into direct contact with Lil’ Hanks just somewhat invasive.

#2: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Screaming Head

“Total Recall” (1990)
Anne Ramsey’s face may be disturbing, but you haven’t seen anything yet. This Schwarzenegger head prop from “Total Recall” is literally the thing of nightmares. Seriously, you may have seen something similar in a nightmare. The mouth is absolutely enormous and inhuman, and the bulging, bloodshot eyes are so scary that you can make a contest out of seeing who can stare into them the longest. It also comes with the non-functioning cables and wires that made the head move and scream; and we have to say, we’re glad they don’t work. Can you imagine this thing screaming? It’d be enough to make you lose your mind.



Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:
Vampire Contacts
“Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (1992)

Bald Michael Keaton
“Batman” (1989)

The Hulk’s Blood Bag
“The Incredible Hulk” (2008)

#1: A 14-Foot Fiberglass David Hasselhoff

“The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie” (2004)
We mean… come on, now. A ridiculous, totally horrifying and massive ersatz David Hasselhoff, used for “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie” was sold at an auction with a truly head-shaking $20-30,000 pre-sale estimate. The 14-foot tall, 4.5-feet wide statue comes in two halves (is that “Hassle” and “Hoff”?) and rolls on wheels, ensuring that it always retains that disturbing gliding posture. And that grin…that grin will not be spoken of. Who pays $30,000 for this? Where would they keep it? What would they do with it? On second thought . . . maybe it’s best we don’t know.


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