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The Original 'Jurassic Park' Raptor Cage is Up for Auction

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When it comes to memorable movie props, the high-security velociraptor cage from the opening scene of Jurassic Park ranks pretty high; in testament to Steven Spielberg's directorial skills, audiences in 1993 were freaking out over a metal box, holding their collective breaths in fear of the barely-glimpsed deadly predator kicking around inside.
 
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Well, now's your chance to actually own that massive chunk of cinema history, because a Florida-based outfit called Theme Park Connection is auctioning off the original raptor cage prop on eBay at this link.
 
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The steel crate shown here, weighing several hundred pounds, is the exact prop used in the scene (not a replica), and includes a full-size velociraptor model built prior to the film's release for promotional purposes.
 
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Since both the cage and the creature are showing signs of wear, this is kind of a fixer-upper... but that doesn't mean it's going for cheap. As of this writing, the bidding was about to cross the $100,000 mark.
 
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If you're in the market – or just curious – Theme Park Connection is auctioning off other epic-sized Jurassic props, including the mobile lab RV and trailer (pictured above) from the sequel, The Lost World. Check it out here!
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