There are a lot of MythBusters things somewhere in dark storage units. A litany of props and equipment from the many episodes featuring its stars testing rumors, myths, and movie scenes to see if they are real. Now, they are coming out of the shadows. Fans can finally own a piece (or two) of its history through an upcoming auction via Prop Store. (We first learned about this via Collider.)
The event will take place from August 20 until September 1 but a signup sheet is already available. This auction is not simply a cash grab to load off unused items. It is actually a charity event that will benefit The Grant Imahara STEAM foundation. The organization provides mentorships and scholarships to students in need. A statement from Imahara’s mother and founder of this foundation Carolyn expresses her gratitude for fans of her son’s work.
“I’m so grateful for this opportunity to raise funds that benefit the Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation. I’d like to thank Discovery Channel, Beyond Productions, and Prop Store for helping us bring these artifacts from Mythbusters—some of which were built by my son—to fans worldwide, while contributing to a cause very dear to Grant. I’m proud of the work the foundation is doing in my son’s name, and I’m thankful to all the fans and supporters who are helping us with our mission to inspire and empower young and underserved talent in STEAM education.”
Some of the items in this auction include JATO experimental rockets, a mechanical shark, and even parts of Buster. (I would personally like the TNT box.) Those who are familiar with the series love Buster, the test dummy who went through countless experiments. It’s shocking that there are even pieces of him left at this point.
MythBusters host Adam Savage will autograph some of the items for fans. And, he’s completed a series of videos about certain items, explaining their significance and revealing information about them. So, if you want to own a piece of MythBusters and help a great cause, head over and sign up soon.