Forbidden World prop Robby the Robotic sets price record after costing ₤ 4m.

R obby the Robot from the sci-fi movie Forbidden World has ended up being the world’s most expensive piece of traditional film souvenirs after selling for ₤ 4million.

The seven-foot tall robot was a star of the 1956 film and among the most remarkable productions in science fiction. He is the servant of Dr Morbius on Altair IV – called the Forbidden World – and has metal claws, a domed head and speaks 188 languages.The robotic was auctioned by Bonhams New York for a world record price of ₤ 4 million($5,375,000) in the TCM Provides … Out of This World! auction.It beat the$4 million paid in 2013 for the Maltese Falcon statuette from the movie theater noir classic of the same name to end up being the most valuable movie prop offered at auction.The robotic likewise beat the costs paid for the white gown used by Marilyn Monroe in The Seven-Year Itch, makinged$4.6 million in 2011, and the initial 1966 Batmobile, that sold for $4.6 million in 2013.< div itemscope itemtype = data-frz-ancestor > Motion picture art for the 1956 movie Forbidden World Credit: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty D r Catherine Williamson, the director of Entertainment Memorabilia at Bonhams, said:” This is an out-of-this-world outcome for one of the most loved products in motion picture

history. Robby the Robotic is among those signs of American culture that is embedded in our DNA. “We are thrilled for the consignor, William Malone, who has actually taken care of Robby for a lot of years and we are pleased that numerous of Robby’s fans took the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see him at Bonhams.”F orbidden Planet is based upon Shakespeare’s The Tempest and is based in set in 2257. It follows a space team, led by The Naked Gun star Leslie Nielsen, who examine the silence from a planet lived in by scientists.They find all however two, Dr Morbius and

his child Altaira, have been eliminated by a beast which strolls the planet.< div itemscope itemtype

= data-frz-ancestor > Actress Anne Francis with Robby the Robotic in an advertising picture for Forbidden Planet Credit: Silver Screen Collection/Getty R obby the Robotic, which is Dr Morbius’s servant, is set to comply with the 3 Laws of Robotics -to not hurt a human, obey orders from human beings and protect its own presence as long

as it doesn’t conflict with the very first 3 laws.The fully-functional prop is broken down into three pieces: the head, the torso, and the legs.In addition