Own One of the Worst Doctor Who Monster Costumes in History

If any of you io9ers happen to be in London on the 18th, it's time once again for the Bonham's Entertainment Memorabilia Auction, which contains 55 lots of costumes and props from both Doctor Who and Torchwood, including the Taran Wood Beast costume from The Androids of Tara, arguably one of the worst monster costumes… » 12/14/13 3:44pm 12/14/13 3:44pm

One of the world's first true robots has sold for $27,660 at auction

Its name is Cygan — and it certainly doesn't look like much. But this robot from the 1950s was state-of-the art back in its day. It has now been sold to a U.K. buyer for much more than anticipated. » 9/12/13 6:20am 9/12/13 6:20am

Britain’s national forensics lab is auctioning off their stuff, start…

Grabbing a bullet can be harder than you might think. If it's buried deep inside a wall, how could you get your fingers around it? For that matter, you really shouldn't be getting your fingers around this bullet—you might get charged with some crime. The solution is obvious: you need a tool to pull out that bullet.… » 5/12/12 12:50pm 5/12/12 12:50pm

If you're obscenely rich, you can own Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang

Flying car research may be moving along in fits and starts, but at least we live in a world where you can buy the original Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang. There's only one bid for $1 million. Don't sit on a bargain like this! » 4/24/11 8:00am 4/24/11 8:00am