Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800 Terminator Robots - the cultural icon of robots for the 20th Century will be sold at auction. The chrome plated endoskeleton from the opening scene of Terminator 2 is estimated to sell at auction for $100,000 while the fleshed out model from Terminator 3 finale will be estimated to bring up to $80,000.
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