InGen's 'Jurassic Park' Dinosaur DNA Can Be Yours for Only $5,000!
by Ethan Anderton
May 2, 2012
While I'm sure people around the world would be willing to pay an exorbitant amount of money to actually venture into Jurassic Park, we're just going to have to settle for the blockbuster films on the big screen. Jurassic Park IV is apparently on the way with Steven Spielberg producing, and the original film will return to theaters in 3D for the film's 20th anniversary, but for those die-hard fans of the adventure 65 million years in the making, there's a special treat for you on the internet. If you've got $5,000 lying around the house, you can get your hands on the actual dinosaur DNA that Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight) tried to steal.
Here's the familiar-looking item from Jurassic Park up for sale on eBay:
The seller says that this is a genuine screen-used prop from the film. While there's no way of really knowing whether that's true through eBay, the listing does say, "I got it from a Universal Studios prop warehouse right after the film was first released. A [Certificate of Authenticity] signed by two prop designers who worked on Jurassic Park will be provided upon request." So if that authentication is good enough for you, then you can Buy It Now for $5,000 or take a risk by making the opening bid at $3,000. The auction ends in just over a day, so feel free to try your best to snag this cool piece. Even if it's not real, that's a sweet item.
UPDATE: The folks at Original Prop Blog have looked into this further (after all, they seem like the experts in situations as these), and it sounds like this auction is a replica and not an authentic screen-used prop as the auction indicates. They also point out where you can get such a replica for a much lower price. Head over to Original Prop Blog for the full rundown on this thing.