The original mechanical head of E.T. from Steven Spielberg’s four-time Academy Award-winning sci-fi classic sold for $635,000 at a Hollywood memorabilia auction in Los Angeles.

The animatronic from the 1982 film ‘ET The Extra-Terrestrial’ was built by the late special effects artist Carlo Rambaldi and has a metal frame with a foam latex outer skin – and can activate the pulse of veins for close-up scenes.

The film, about an alien left behind on Earth – starring Drew Barrymore and Henry Thomas was nominated for nine Oscars and won four including Best Visual Effects for Rambaldi and his team.

ET’s head was sold at Julien’s Auctions’ four-day Hollywood Legends auction. The first two days were dedicated to robots, witches, heroes and aliens from blockbuster movies from the 1950s.

A Batman costume worn by Michael Keaton in the 1992 comic book film “Batman Returns” has sold for $63,500. In addition, Captain America’s shield, used by Chris Evans in the 2011 film Captain America: The First Avenger, sold for $65,000.