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'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' – T-800 Endoskeleton

Sold for: $488,750

In "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a cyborg from the future sent back in time to contemporary Los Angeles. Audiences lapped up the 1991 movie's nonstop mayhem, and it became the highest-grossing film of that year.

Though it appears only briefly, the cyborg's metal skeleton made enough of an impression on filmgoers to fetch $488,750 at Profiles in History, a movie memorabilia auction house. This 2012 sale was more than twice the $240,000 paid for Luke Skywalker's lightsaber at the auction.

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