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Thursday, November 5, 2015

RICK BAKER: MONSTER MAKER Online Auction--Over 30 Years of Movie Making Magic Set to Go Under the Hammer


An online auction of original masks, costumes, puppets and make-up effects pieces is now underway. Legendary make-up artist Rick Baker called on film memorabilia specialists Prop Store to assist with the disbursement of artifacts from his forty-year-plus career. The auction, which runs through November 13th, is open for bidding to fans and collectors around the globe. More than 400 original pieces direct from Baker’s studio are available for bidding.

When make-up legend Rick Baker announced his retirement earlier in 2015, film fans around the globe noted the end of an era. Baker’s work is synonymous with some of the most celebrated creature and make-up films of all time. The silver lining in Baker’s retirement is that fans now have an opportunity to own a small piece of his career, and of film history.

Some of the notable pieces collectors and fans can bid on at no reserve include:

•    Mechanical Lenny Puppet from Gremlins 2: The New Batch
•    George maquette from Gremlins 2: The New Batch
•    Wolfman masks from The Wolfman
•    Full zombie costume from The Haunted Mansion
•    Large Mighty Joe Young head
•    Senator Nado finished cowl from Planet of the Apes
•    Grinch bust with mask from How the Grinch Stole Christmas
•    Harry’s hands from Harry and the Hendersons
•    Panda head from The Amazing Panda Adventure
•    Worm Guy body from Men in Black II

Brandon Alinger, Prop Store COO, said: “It’s been an honor to work with Rick Baker on this amazing collection, and both Rick and Prop Store are pleased to know that the artifacts will live on in the loving homes of new owners.”

Over 400 lots are now open for bidding, and all lots will close throughout the day on Friday November 13th. Bids can be placed online via the Prop Store website at

About Prop Store

Prop Store sells original movie memorabilia, with over 7,500 items available for sale on

Operating since 1998, Prop Store founder Stephen Lane’s love for movies led him to begin hunting for the same props and costumes that were used to create his favorite films. He found that he could not only provide collectors with access to their most coveted pieces, but also establish archival standards for a new, pop-culture hybrid of fine art and memorabilia collecting – prop art. Prop Store handles prop disposal, sale, archive and auction services to production companies and distributors as well as fixed price item sale on its website.


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