80 Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs Hit the Auction Block in August

If you’re a filmmaker who’s dreamed of making an epic monster movie, you might want to take note: Approximately 80 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs are going on sale at Able Auctions in Canada.

Jurassic Park meets Five Nights at Freddy’s perhaps?

Or maybe you’ve got kids and want to win the Parent of the Century Award.

Or maybe you just have a huge backyard that needs to be filled with the perfect ice-breaker.

Whatever the case, you’ll be able to bid on a T-Rex, a Brontosaurus, a Velociraptor, and “hundreds of fossils, animatronic equipment, lighting, speakers and more,” per the listing.

New York Post reports:

Able Auctions won’t disclose where they procured the prehistoric-looking props. However, the Vancouver Sun indicates that they could be leftovers from Dinoking Tech Inc., an animatronics firm that leased its attractions to museums and zoos in over 100 cities worldwide and the Vancouver-based Experiential Media Group, Dinoking’s parent company, filed for voluntary bankruptcy in May.

Bidding on the models will kick off Thursday, Aug. 6, at 9:30 a.m., following an in-person preview at the Able Auctions warehouse the previous day for masked visitors only.

Photo Credit: Able Auctions
Photo Credit: Able Auctions
Photo Credit: Able Auctions

Would you love to own a life-sized animatronic dinosaur? What would you do with it? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.



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