Gather the coins in your couch cushions and whatever’s left of your Trump bucks. On August 6, 2020, you can bid for over 50 life-size animatronic dinosaurs on AbleAuction. This is not a drill. I repeat: this is not a drill.
The listing, which was spotted by BoingBoing, says that this treasure hoard of robot dinos includes “T-Rex, Brontosaurus, and Raptors; plus hundreds of fossils, animatronic equipment, lighting, speakers, and more.” While the auction house, and therefore, the dinos, are in Langley, a municipality in the Metro Vancouver area in British Columbia, Canada, the sale itself will be online only. If you’re in the area, however, you can preview the dinos from 9 am-5 pm on August 5. (Provided, you are not a jackass and follow Able Auction’s request to wear a mask.)
But who has more than 50 giant animatronic dinosaurs to sell in the first place? According to the Vancouver Sun, the collection was likely part of an international touring exhibition that has since folded. Able Auctions declined to reveal exactly where it acquired “between 70 and 80 of the animatronic dinos”, but the Sun reports that the Experiential Media Group (Canada) Corp. filed for voluntary bankruptcy on May 5 and that KPMG was named as trustee.