Blade Runner gun auctioned for $270,000

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Harrison Ford's hero blaster from Blade Runner nabbed a winning bid of $270,000 to top the items at an auction of Hollywood memorabilia last week. That's considerably higher than the pre-auction estimate of $100,000 to $150,000.

An original Frankenstein movie poster, meanwhile, went for $216,000; the original Creature From the Black Lagoon hero Gill Man mask from Revenge of the Creature scored $84,000; and Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mr. Freeze costume from Batman & Robin drew a $72,000 winning bid, Profiles in History announced.

A total of $4.2 million worth of props, costumes, movie posters, photos and other items were picked up by collectors around the world.

Other highlighted items included a screen-used hero aerial Hunter-Killer from The Terminator ($66,000), Derek Meers' Jason Voorhees costume from the new Friday the 13th ($54,000), two velociraptors feeding on a triceratops from Jurassic Park ($51,000) and Ray Park's Darth Maul fighting lightsaber from Star Wars: Episode 1—The Phantom Menace ($48,000).

Bidders also competed vigorously for items from the Forrest J. Ackerman Estate Collection, including Metropolis' Maria robot, which sold for $48,000, and Bela Lugosi's vampire cape from The Raven, The Return of the Vampire, The Whispering Shadow and his final performance in Plan 9 From Outer Space, which sold for $39,000.