Johnny Depp's 'Edward Scissorhands' prop sold for a WHOPPING $81K at auction
Propstore sold Depp's 'Edward Scissorhands' glove from the hit '90s movie for $81,250, which is double the price projected by experts for the item
Johnny Depp's popularity has seen a massive surge after his controversial defamation trial against his former wife Amber Heard. The 59-year-old actor won the high-profile legal battle after the jury found that the statements Heard made against Depp were defamatory. The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star has been receiving a massive amount of support from people around the world since the conclusion of the trial.
The value of Depp's movie props increasing rapidly is yet another example of his fame and popularity. Depp's famous scissor hand prop from his 1990 hit film 'Edward Scissorhands' has been sold at an auction at twice the projected price of the item. Propstore, an auction company known for selling millions of dollars worth of movie collectibles and props, had announced that the sale would begin on June 21.
Among the various popular movie collectibles and items was Depp's 'Edward Scissorhands' glove that he wore during the popular film. The prop was sold for $81,250 on Tuesday, June 21, which is about twice the amount experts had estimated for the item. When the auction company announced the sale, Depp and Heard's defamation trial was underway, and the prop was projected to sell between the price range of $30K and $50K.
According to TMZ's auction source, the interest in the highly publicized trial and specifically Depp's victory helped increase the price of the prop considerably. Depp's motorcycle from 'Cry Baby' is also set to hit the auction block soon, with the starting bid coming in at $250K, as per the portal. Meanwhile, netizens were amused at the sale as they joked about when Heard had said, "Says the lawyer for the man who convinced the world he had scissors for fingers?"
.@SavannahGuthrie: [Depp's lawyer] said you were acting in your testimony.— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 14, 2022
Amber Heard: “Says the lawyer for the man who convinced the world he had scissors for fingers? ...I listened to weeks of testimony [saying] I'm a terrible actress. I'm a bit confused how I could be both.” pic.twitter.com/9ASyBGSfKq
edward scissorhands, 1990 pic.twitter.com/HiWBSbr2Mz— Depp🏴☠️ (@victorvandepp) June 18, 2022
One user tweeted, "But wait... I thought those were his real hands." Another said, "According to Amber those are his actual fingers, so of course, it will double in auction. [laughing face emoji]." A third quoted her and wrote, "Says the lawyer for the man who convinced the world he had scissors for fingers? [grinning face emoji]."
But wait...I thought those were his real hands.— MinisterOf_Fun Kimmy 🚀 (@Whycensored) June 22, 2022
According to Amber those are his actual fingers, so of course it will double in auction. 😂— Andreas (@Andreas_Stucki) June 22, 2022
Says the lawyer for the man who convinced the world he had scissors for fingers? 😬— 冉恳梦 (@k4mr1n888) June 22, 2022
Another user made a sarcastic comment, "But aren't they his real hands? Or was Amber lying to us? She never lies! Lol." One user joked, "Wait what???? Prop?? I thought he really had scissors for fingers!!"
The website describes the prop as "Edward Scissorhands' (Johnny Depp) insert hand from Tim Burton's fantasy romance Edward Scissorhands. An awkward boy with scissor-like fingers, Edward used his blades to turn an ice angel into a snow flurry for Kim (Winona Ryder), the girl he loved."
But aren’t they his real hands? Or was Amber lying to us? She never lies! Lol— Beckie Bubbles BPD, EUPD, T2D, MS, ME, CFS, DFS (@Beckie_Bubs) June 22, 2022
Wait what???? Prop?? I thought he really had scissors for fingers!! https://t.co/uYDCKFwdWG— Kellee (@chemicalkellee) June 22, 2022
"The hand-fabricated metal blades on this hand were originally created as mold masters; the molds made from them were used to produce the urethane blades Depp wore throughout the film. The practical SFX team then took the metal blades and built them onto the pole-rig for use in insert shots of the blades actually chopping things such as ice. This right insert hand consists of a rubber, resin, and leather glove mounted on one side of a T-shaped metal armature to a wooden base," it adds.
The description concludes, "It features a series of metal and resin bladed elements of various shapes and colors by the finger openings. At the openings is a cylindrical detail which allows for the appendages to be moved up and down. The thumb section is inset with a foam rubber thumb and a spring accent stretched from the top of one of the scissor blades to the back of the glove's wrist. Also included is a letter of authenticity from the film's mechanical department coordinator, Richard Landon."
Johnny Depp siendo caracterizado para interpretar a Edward Scissorhands, 1990. 🎬 pic.twitter.com/wu9GV7PWZp— RETRO. (@ImagenRetro) June 14, 2022