Movie collectibles is a multi-million dollar industry but not everyone wants to get their favorite movie props legally! Some of the most beloved movie items of all time have been stolen at one time or another, and while some have been recovered, many are still missing.
While some items were stolen by superfans, many were taken by people looking for a quick buck. In some cases, the thieves did not even know they were taking anything of value! Imagine their surprise when they found out they had sold those items for a fraction of what they were really worth!
How far would you be willing to go to complete your collection? Would you be willing to break the law to make it happen! If you’re thinking yes, just imagine how frustrating it would be to steal your favorite movie prop, and then not be able to tell anyone!
Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz
were stolen in 2005
and were falsely rumored to be on display in Illinois
Maybe The Wicked Witch finally nabbed them!
Easy Rider Chopper
One of the Iconic red, white and blue choppers from Easy Rider
Was stolen before the film was even finished
It is believed the bike was stripped and sold for parts
Tarantino’s own Chevelle Malibu
Driven by Vincent from Pulp Fiction
and was jacked during the film’s production
Recovered in 2013
the owner had no idea he was driving movie history!
Pain and Gain had an unusual set design
$75,000 of the budget
was devoted to sex-toy decor
That kept going missing on set
The Golden Gun
The cigarette case weapon-in-disguise
Meant for killing James Bond
is valued at over $100 000 US
and Went missing from it’s display case in 2008
4 custom made Spidey Suits
were made for Tobey Maguire
In 2001, they were stolen
despite a $25,000 reward
No one has come forward to return them!