Smash your piggy bank; Marvel is auctioning 225 movie props

If you're a fanboy or -girl who can't get enough of the Marvel movie universe, and you've got some extra cash lying around, you've got something to look forward to this weekend. Marvel is auctioning off a boatload of costumes, props and set pieces from Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk, and they've got some good stuff on the block.

Marvel announced the auction in a press release via their website earlier this week. The items, which include everything from Tony Stark's Iron Man 2 racing suit to Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow catsuit, are hitting an online auction starting at 10 a.m. Pacific Saturday.
 
Propworx, in association with Marvel Studios, announces The Official "Iron Man 2" and "The Incredible Hulk" Prop and Costume Auction encompassing two amazing events featuring props, costumes, production artwork, concept drawings and set pieces from these fan-favorite movies. Propworx will partner with its' online auction provider LiveAuctioneers.com to host the online auction on October 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. PST.
 
Over 225 lots of props, costumes, production artwork, concept drawings, and set pieces will be on the auction block including such notable items as the Screen Used Stunt Whiplash V1 Suit worn by actor Mickey Rourke during the entire fight scene at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix. This amazing armor is made from a custom leather vest with the shell of a RT unit on the front, two hand whip handles and whips and features working lights on the back section that run from the top of the suit to the bottom.
The Iron Man 2 Hero Suitcase Armor is also on the auction block and was used by Tony Stark so he could change into Iron Man as needed. This screen used hero version is permanently closed and was used for close up shots and detail work.
 
Tony Stark's Hero Racing Suit, worn by actor Robert Downey, Jr. and also used in the Monaco Historic Grand Prix scenes, includes a blue rubberized spandex coveralls with padded legs and black leather accents, a black cotton undershirt, custom made leather jacket with blue rubberized spandex accents and a pair of black leather custom gloves.
 
The Iron Man 2 Black Widow Hero S.H.I.E.L.D. Uniform is the hero screen used catsuit worn by actress Scarlett Johansson as Agent Natasha Romanoff when she broke her cover and revealed herself as the Black Widow. Additional lots include the Hero Mark VI Chest RT Unit, Hero Whiplash V1 RT Unit, screen used Ironnette Costumes, the Hero "Ex-Wife" Missile,  and Tony Stark's Hero Racing Helmet. A complete PDF catalog and bidding instructions are posted at www.propworx.com .

 
You could look at this as an early Christmas shopping opportunity, or just a chance to make yourself a little more like Tony Stark. Of course, these things won't exactly come cheap, so you might have to make some kind of pact with your friends and buy the item of your choice together. That way you can live out your very own geek sitcom episode when you all start to fight over it.
 
(Via Comic Book Movie)

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