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Utterly Odd Assortment of Star Wars Props Offered Up for Auction

Utterly Odd Assortment of Star Wars Props Offered Up for Auction

Now, Star Wars items are bought and sold every day. When you've got a movie series whose whole existence is basically one giant advertisement for action figures, there's going to be lots of buying and selling going on. What's up on the block today? Some real rarities. Some real oddities, too, including a fantastically weird stash of items from Industrial Light and Magic's Phil Tippet (master puppeteer, all around cool dude.) The items up for auction are put up by Profiles in History, posted in this year's Hollywood Auction 43.

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Original Apple-1 Computer Sells for $210,000 USD in London

Original Apple-1 Computer Sells for $210,000 USD in London

Today at Christie's auction house in the center of London, that Original Apple-1 (or Apple I) we mentioned 10 days ago sold for just a little under what it was expected to bring in, selling for a total of 133,250 pounds (about $210,000.) It came with a signed sales letter from Steve Jobs (you know who he is) and the original packaging. Christies mentioned in the sale that this computer, when introduced in 1976, was the only "personal computer" sold with a fully assembled motherboard, meaning the user would only have to purchase a keyboard, power supply, and display separately. Kinda like the beginning, ya know? The Apple I originally sold for $666.66 and was sold for about one year.

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Viacom is No Longer a Rock Band Company

Viacom is No Longer a Rock Band Company

I should have title this post "Viacom hates to have fun, and also music" - but no, they did play a big part in the rock and roll video game wars of the past few years. I give them a hearty handshake for that. The entertainment company (Viacom Inc) is getting ready now to unload the entire Rock Band line of games via its Harmonix videogame division. This is due, of course, to recent falling profits, that being 59 percent during the last quarter in which is due in a large part to $250 million in write-downs relating to the Harmonix branch of their videogame division. Bummer!

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Props from Lost being auctioned off

Props from Lost being auctioned off

Lost was a cool show, though it did get a bit tedious after the first few seasons. Now that the show is over all the props from the series are being auctioned off. Among the items are things like that satellite phone Naomi carried, Dharma Beer, that sweet orange Camaro Hurley drove, and more.

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