Here's your chance to own a 'Breaking Bad' prop
Items from the acclaimed show, like Walter White's Aztek and the singed teddy bear, go on the block Sept. 29 to raise money for a charity.
And boy, is that "Breaking Bad" fan going to be happy on Sept. 29.
That's the date auction site Screen Bid is taking bids for the beater SUV that served as teacher-turned-meth-cook Walter White's ride of choice for the majority of the AMC (AMCX) series, and $1,000 is just the starting bid for a car that's otherwise considered one of the ugliest and least practical ever produced.
Not your kind of wheels? Well you could start the bidding at $5,000 for the wheelchair of cartel leader and human explosive Hector "Tio" Salamanca.
Want the bell that he used to both communicate and to blow off half the face of chicken restaurant owner and undercover drug kingpin Gus Fring? That starts at $3,500.
With the clock ticking on both the show and protagonists Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, Sony Pictures Television (SNE) decided it was as good a time as any to generate interest in the props it has sitting around. If any of the above has priced you out of the running, don't worry: Lot of items are still available that start much cheaper.
Those black duffel bags that Walt and Jesse used to carry around their millions in meth money start at $10 each. The same goes for the Drug Enforcement Agency coffee mug used by Walt's recently killed and desert-buried brother-in-law Hank Schrader. Like the idea of cooking meth in tented, bug-bombed houses enough to invest in Walt and Jesse's blue coveralls from Vamonos Pest Control? The bidding for those also starts at $10.
Are any of these likely to become the next Fonzie's jacket from "Happy Days" or Archie Bunker's chair from “All In The Family?” Maybe. Trivial bits, from the creepy teddy bear that once floated in the Whites' backyard swimming pool (starting at $1,500) to bags from Los Pollos Hermanos ($10), are in high supply.
However, a collection that has Skyler White's Jeep Wagoneer ($5,000) and Walter White's inscribed copy of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" ($1,500) but lacks the "Heisenberg" hat that Walter White's alter ego Bryan Cranston wore so well suggests that some of the better bits may be off the table.
Still, the organizers are hoping that the bidding will raise upwards of $750,000 for anti-bullying charity The Kind Campaign.
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Reports say the generous benefactor behind the huge gratuities is a former PayPal executive.
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