Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Wins Monumental Hollywood Trifecta – Brings Home Indiana Jones’ Bullwhip

By October 3, 2017Company News
Courtesy of Prop Store

Courtesy of Prop Store

Plus Back to the Future II Nikes and 3-CPO’s Head

Orlando, FL (September 29, 2017)  –  Ripley’s Believe It or Not! just acquired three major pieces of Hollywood memorabilia from Prop Store auction house in London.

Indiana Jones’ bullwhip from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade becomes the first major artifact in the Ripley collection from the famous Indiana Jones movie franchise. This particular whip was used in multiple scenes of The Last Crusade, including when Indy rescued his father ­– played by Sean Connery – from the Nazis at Castle Brunwald.

Joining a Delorean car and Michael J. Fox wax figure currently on display at Ripley’s Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks attraction in Niagara Falls, Canada, these Back to the Future II sneakers were designed by Nike designer Tinker Hatfield in 1989 as a futuristic take on Nike shoes. The self-lacing sneakers were worn by Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) when he time traveled to Hill Valley in the year 2015.

Courtesy of Prop Store

Courtesy of Prop Store

Courtesy of Prop Store

Courtesy of Prop Store

Adding to their rapidly growing Star Wars collection, which includes the actual lightsaber used by Mark Hamill, Ripley’s acquired a C-3PO head used on Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

After listening to feedback from 3-CPO actor, Anthony Daniels, the droid costume was upgraded for the second Star Wars film. As part of the upgrade, the helmet was made from plastic and was intended to be more comfortable than the original fiberglass design.

Ripley’s VP of Exhibits & Archives says; “The addition of these three iconic movie set pieces greatly enhances our growing pop-culture movie collection. Ripley’s is known around the world for displaying unique one of a kind artifacts. Together these three pieces give us iconic artifacts that movie buffs and their families will want to see for years to come.”

MEDIA CONTACT

Suzanne Smagala-Potts
Public Relations Manager
Ripley Entertainment
smagala@ripleys.com
Office: 407-345-8010 Cell: 727-439-0136

About Ripley Entertainment
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com) family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment.  More than 14 million people visit its 100-plus attractions in 11 countries each year.  In addition to its 30 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in countries around the world. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the second-largest privately held company in Canada

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