Joe revisits the Stan Winston studios, a place he visited last season, and talks with Erich Litoff about selling some items to raise money for the Stan Winston school of character arts. He finds an incredibly creepy Sam Worthington stuntman mask from Terminator. He puts the mask on and he IS Sam Worthington. Freaky-deaky.
Joe has found some nice things but pushes to find a big, marquee item for his auction. That’s when Erich shows him the Terminator endoskeleton from T2!
Tracey was out at a bar and saw an airplane on the roof. She thinks it might be the mini jet that James Bond flew in Octopussy. Joe and Brian go to check it out. They climb up on the roof for a closer look at the BD-5J jet plane, and determine that it is a prop. Joe tells the bartender that if the plane is in fact the one used in the movie, he thinks it could sell for $100k.
Back at the Profiles in History office, Jon tries to authenticate the jet plane, but finds a lot of inconsistencies. It turns out that the bartender is not going to get rich.
Dave Gregory brings Joe some original artwork from RKO Radio Pictures. These are title cards that were used in the old movies, and they were saved from the dumpster 20 years ago by Dave, and have been sitting behind his office door ever since. Joe doesn’t really know what they are worth, so he thinks it would be best to put a low estimate of $800 on them.
Auction day: Those RKO Title cards end up selling for a whopping $85,000, and the T-800 endoskeleton goes for $180,000. Given the choice, I think I would rather have the Terminator in my man cave.
Paxton Holley says
Yes, I agree, however those RKO title cards are fantastic.
Hi all, I’m a big fan of Hollywood Treasure & a fan of Jame Bond movies. I think the crew made a mistake on the Jame Bond plane prop used in Octopussy. There’s a short scene were James flies the plane inside the hanger. I think this prop was used to film this shot, I think I remember hearing the plane used in Octopussy was an actual functional plane. That would explain the discrepancies from the pics used to authenticate the plane. The scene I remember was maybe a three second clip. And I also remember that they had to place the prop planes on rollers to pull it through the hanger. The prop may not be worth $100k, but if it was used in the movie it should be place in a collection, not on top of a roof. That’s history that’s getting damaged by the weather 🙁
Wow, Karim, that’s an interesting thought! The show is only 30 minutes so they have to condense it and edit it for the most impact. I wonder if they realized it was a prop just not “THE” prop from the movie. I’m with you in thinking it would be a shape for it to be sitting out in the weather, while a collector would surely like to have it.
Mark Sohn says
The show just aired here in the UK on the ‘Watch’ channel – the Octopussy jet may well have been the hangar prop – if you watch frame by frame you can see the gag – a lightweight hollow prop plane on a stanchion – a bar – going down to a camera track and rolled down it – my guess is towed by cable from a caroutside the hangar. Blink and you miss it. BUT… the Octopussy jet has no ring of stars around a number on the tailfin – the prop on the restaurant did. My guess is; a promotional piece for Bede jets and not from Octopussy. Close, no cigar. Good call!. (And only the second show I have seen. Myself and my Wife are now fans.)
Daniel Milburn says
It was mounted to a stripped down jaguar