'G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra' Burrows Into Today's eBay Prop-Watch

G.I. Joe: The Rise of CobraThis is a cool eBay Prop-Watch item if I ever saw one, and not outlandishly expensive. Yet. With two days left on the auction, that number may skyrocket. It's worth noting however that there aren't any bids in.

I'm not sure why, but it might have something to do with the not-so-great reception that "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" received from critics this past weekend. I've already shared my thoughts on "Joe" and why some of the louder critical voices may be somewhat off the mark, so I won't belabor the point. Suffice to say, I enjoyed the movie as a longtime fan of the cartoon series. It won't spark any new golden age for cinema, but it is a solid, action-driven blockbuster and director Stephen Sommers' best work since "The Mummy."

Now, on to today's prop...

Clueless? That there is a prototype resin model for Cobra's Mole Pod vehicle. The description states that the model cracked and was prepared during creation, but that it is otherwise in good condition. You can obviously buy the toy and get a much more realistic rendering of the vehicle (I know because I have it). Still, this is a cool little item for memorabilia collectors, and it also includes a crew cap and a crew parking card from the shoot. A Certificate of Authenticity is also available on request.

I'll be curious to see what this thing goes for. Whether or not you're willing to pony up, is anyone out there even interested in this item?