Meet Rich Correll: Inside the Collection
Correll's collection includes everything from dinosaurs to a few very iconic movie villains! Take a look!
Apr. 3, 2023
Rich Correll was born to be a collector. He has spent years working in the entertainment industry both on-screen and behind the screen. During his time working in the entertainment industry, he's been able to pick up a few incredible pieces of movie memorabilia.
Correll started as a child actor on Leave It to Beaver, where he found one of his first collectibles as an 8-year-old. Since then, his collection has grown into one of the most massive and expensive collections we've seen yet on Collector's Call.
Correll was also involved in the creation of Hannah Montana, which starred a young Miley Cyrus and ran from 2006 to 2011.
He took his passion for collecting and started his own horror and sci-fi props and costumes museum, Icons of Darkness. Here you'll find props and costumes from Alien, Jurassic Park, Star Wars and much more. These horror and sci-fi films have transported Correll to different worlds, and today we want to transport you to his.
Keep reading to see Correll's collection, which has one of the highest values we've seen on the show.
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1. Darth Maul from Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
One of Rich Correll's favorite villains is Darth Maul from Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Darth Maul was played by Ray Park, known for being one of the best stuntmen in the business at the time.
This Darth Maul costume is the one Park wore when the cast and crew were filming in Tunisia. Today this Darth Maul costume is worth around $150,000.
2. Emmett 'Doc' Brown from Back to the Future
Not only is this the original screen-used costume that Christopher Lloyd wore in the Back to the Future films, but it also has his remote control prop.
Correll got this at an auction and said the costume wasn't very expensive at the time. Despite it being Emmett 'Doc' Brown's signature costume, several were made for filming. Today this costume, and everything with it, has a value of around $75,000.
And if you're wondering, Christopher Lloyd is a nice guy. Rich Correll says so.
3. The Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz
The Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz is one of Rich Correll's favorite figures in his entire horror and sci-fi museum. Judy Garland, who played the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, was Correll's next-door neighbor while he was growing up.
This was Correll's connection to Margaret Hamilton, who played The Wicked Witch. She is one of the greatest witches in movie history, and this piece of Correll's collection is one of the best we've seen. Today its total value would be around $100,000.
4. The Velociraptor from Jurassic Park
Rich Correll's Jurassic Park collection includes all the different props and dinosaurs from all three original Jurassic Park movies. More specifically, Correll loves the raptors from the iconic film series.
The raptors were invented by the mind of Steven Spielberg. The raptor was one of Jurassic Park's main villains, so they were made to look bigger than they actually were. In reality, according to Correll, a raptor was much smaller with the height of a standard poodle.
This was the first raptor ever seen and the first ever made. Today its total value would be around $175,000.
5. Creatures from Alien
The first of the film series started in 1979 with Alien. Correll's collection was complete with one of the first alien suits ever used in Alien.
It was an actual suit because, at the time, the film industry wasn't using CGI as much. Stan Winston was one of the most famous makeup artists that ever lived, according to Correll.
He was one of the biggest influences in the horror and sci-fi genre. One of the "fear fathers," as they said. Today this collection has a value of around $225,000.
6. The total value of Rich Correll's collection:
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"The first of the film series started in 1979 with Alien. Correll's collection was complete with one of the first alien suits ever used in Alien.
"It was an actual suit because, at the time, the film industry wasn't using CGI as much."
Not uising CGI "as much"??? Sorry, but CGI didn't exist in 1979.
If one had started to early to collect certain items at the time costing pennies to a couple hundred bucks you see what they are worth today. Here are a few comics below that cost 10-12 cents each and their value today. What ever one collects it's done for the enjoyment one receives doing so. It's great to see such collections Rich Correll has put together.
Amazing Spiderman #1 (March 1963) 12 cents
Grade 4.0 (scale is 1 to 10) This would be a rough copy $14,000
Grade 8.0 $64,000
Grade 9.0 $115,000
Grade 9.2 $165,000
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 Jun 1964 25 cents
The Incredible Hulk #1 April 1962 12 cents