Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Laika Auction Fundraiser

Heritage Auctions (ebay user "heritageliveauctions") was donated several original props and art by Laika to be auctioned off on eBay for one day only (February 12, 2015). A portion of the proceeds was to be given to The Art of Elysium. You had to sign up for approval to bid beforehand. The auctions included items from Coraline, ParaNorman, and Boxtrolls. A great oppertunity to own a piece from any of Laika's major films. The auction was a huge success and generated more than $1,000,000.

Unfortunately, every auction surpassed my little budget. Auction listings are still visible on eBay. Just do a search for completed/sold listings and use search terms "Laika", "Coraline", "Boxtrolls", "ParaNorman" with "Lot". Good reference photos if anyone is interested.

One of the Auctions that caught my attention, was the listing for the Moving truck from Coraline, Listed Here (temporary working link). Now, what is odd about this listing, is, I believe it was incorrectly labeled. While the moving truck is originally from Coraline, this one in particular, was not. Or at least, was not screen used.

 Moving Van From Auction (Original Photo from Ebay Auction) 48" long x 14" wide x 30" tall

Moving Truck From Coraline (Behind the scenes photo)

Two very different trucks. The truck shown from the auction, granted could have been a prototype. However, the style, wonky lines, paint, makes me think of pre-production art work. However, wouldn't it be neat if this van was built as an Easter egg for ParaNorman?

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