Upset that Breaking Bad is about to end? Feel like you're losing an abusive, meth-hocking friend? Everything's going to be OK — thanks to auction website ScreenBid, you can soon fill that empty space in your heart with "the most iconic tighty-whities in television". That's right, Walter White's underwear — along with a whole slew of other props from the show — will soon be up for sale.
Typically, television and movie props will get locked up in storage, collecting dust and taking up space. But ScreenBid wants to change that by creating a venue where all these highly desired collector's items can be cast off "systematically and profitably." Bill Block, one of the site's founders, told The New York Times that he expects the 250-some-odd bits of Breaking Bad paraphernalia to rake in over $US2 million. Profitable indeed.
Still, there's really no telling how much some people will be willing to spend on the goods. As the Times noted, 12 cans of beer from Lost were sold for a cool $US5000 in 2010. And Al Pacino's
little friend grenade launcher from Scarface? Nothing a cool $US30,000 can't buy.
So what are you going to be spending your hard-earned dollars on? Here are some of the pieces we would have our eyes on — you know, if we had thousands of dollars to blow. [New York Times via Laughing Squid]
Teddy Bear With No Eyes, Starting Bid: $US1500