Forbidden Planet prop Robby the Robot sets price record after selling for $5.375 million

Robby the Robot from the sci-fi film Forbidden Planet has become the world’s most expensive piece of classic movie memorabilia after selling for £4million.

The seven-foot tall robot was a star of the 1956 film and one of the most memorable creations in science fiction. He is the servant of Dr Morbius on Altair IV – known as the Forbidden Planet – and has metal claws, a domed head and speaks 188 languages.

The robot was auctioned by Bonhams New York for a world record price of £4 million ($5,375,000) in the TCM Presents… Out of This World! auction.