/ 12 November 2021

Wilson finds a new home

Image source: Prop House
Image source: Prop House

The volleyball befriended by actor Tom Hanks’ character in the 2000 film Cast Away was one of 1,000 famous film props up for auction this week. Wilson is “heavily distressed with paint applied to create a worn, dirty appearance”, and he/it spent a lot of time submerged in water, the listing said. Despite the wear and tear, $420,000 was the price paid – a bargain for a true mate that can’t talk back… The annual 3-day sale is one of the world’s largest film and television memorabilia auctions, and believe it or not, Wilson was not the main event… Michael J Fox’s hoverboard featured in Back to the Future II fetched a levitatingly high $550,000. You can check out the listings here.

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