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Jason Takes Manhattan Screen-Used Voorhees Costume Sold At Auction


Between June 5th and June 8th, Profiles In History held auctions for a large number of film props and memorabilia, but two items that were of particular interest to our readers is screen-used Jason Voorhees costume items from Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan and a production-used Jason figure from Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday. There is history for each of these items, so let's start first with the Jason Takes Manhattan costume.

Seven years ago, we wrote about this exact costume as it was displayed at the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Mario Kirner from the Friday The 13th Props Museum told us at the time that the shirt, pants, and shoe were legitimate matches as being screen used in Part 8, but as he spoke to the memorabilia manager of the restaurant chain at the time, it was revealed that the hockey mask is indeed a replica that was created to round out the display of the costume. Whomever ends up with this set hopefully is aware that the mask is not screen-used.

The Jason figure from Jason Goes To Hell was originally created to be used for the ending of the film where Jason is pulled underground and dragged to Hell. Unfortunately, budgetary issues and time constraints eliminated the figure from being used in the film. The raw footage of the figure and behind the scenes images can be found in Crystal Lake Memories the book and documentary.

Both items sold this week! According to the auction site, the Jason Goes To Hell figure sold for $8,000 and the Jason Takes Manhattan costume sold for $10,000! The price that won the costume auction is surprisingly low considering what other franchise costumes have gone for in the past. The selling price for the Jason figure seems high because it was not even a screen-used prop, but it is still an awesome addition to a luck collector’s collection.
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