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Dark Knight Rises Batpod fetches £312,000 at auction

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Dark Knight Rises Batpod fetches £312,000 at auction

Batman's Batpod which used in 'The Dark Knight Rises' sold for £312,000 at auction on Tuesday (27.09.16).

The Caped Crusader's vehicle used in the 2012 superhero blockbuster from Christopher Nolan's trilogy - starring Christian Bale - was among several TV and film memorabilia items auctioned off at the Prop Store's sale held at the BFI IMAX in London.

From the same movie, Batman's Batsuit was bought for £192,000 and the costume from 2005's 'Batman Begins' reached a whopping £96,000.

Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg's clapperboard from 1975's 'Jaws' went for £84,000.

Other items included the Sloth Mask from 1980s classic comedy 'The Goonies', which went for £36,000.

Elsewhere, Harry Potter's Acceptance Letter for Hogwarts, complete with the wax seal, from 2001's 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' sold for £8,400.

The sale, which was hosted by ODEON, coincided with a number of special screenings at the BFI IMAX, which saw 'Gladiator', 'Top Gun' and the 'Dark Knight' trilogy return to the big screen in the lead up to the auction.

And they are already planning to hold another live auction next year.

The CEO of Prop Store, Stephen Lane said: "We're delighted with the success of our third live London auction which was held at the BFI IMAX London, in partnership with ODEON.

"It was a truly unique event with a global audience.

"We delivered the opportunity for film fans and collectors alike to bid on some of the world's most iconic film and TV items and secure their own pieces of movie and television history.

"Prop Store are already making plans and accepting consignments for our 2017 auction."