Neiman Marcus Christmas Book 2005
I always know it's really fall when the over-the-top items in the Neiman Marcus Christmas book are announced. This
year's crop includes some amazing items including a prototype of one of our fascinations, the Skycar. Yes, you can get
your own Skycar for $3.5 million. The M400
Skycar prototype is a personal vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft that can travel 350+ miles per hour.
Other items include your own classic photobooth ($20,000) and a 2007 Lexus GS 450H, the luxury hybrid available in a limited Neiman Marcus edition of 75 cars ($65,000). There is also your own rideable railroad system with a locomotive, cars, caboose, station, and 1,000 feet of track. The Grand Empire Package includes a steam-style 2-6-2 locomotive with internal combustion engine that runs on propane, two riding gondolas with three cushioned seats, a banquet car with oak decking, and a caboose with interchangeable seat and work crane, a passenger station, switches, and eight signs, including two crossing signs with flashing lights (starting at $200,000). There is a collection of jewels, eight pieces ranging from the 1800s to 2004 and accompanied with a handwritten description of its provenance ($1,200,000). You can also purchase your own adult treehouse getaway(Beginning at $50,000); an IndyCar series simulator with the option to add on a 2006 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race hospitality package for two ($65,000.00 and $75,000); and a levitating aluminum magnet and wood sculpture that sits on an invisible magnetic wave hovering in the air indefinitely. There is also the chance to have Elton John perform for you and 500 guests at a private concert. An Elton John Signature Series Red Piano, designed by Yamaha and with a live performance by Elton John built into it is included. The price of $1.5 million is a donation to the Elton John AIDS foundation.