'Breaking Bad' Memorabilia Sells Out In Less Than 2 Hours
Devoted fans quickly snapped up memorabilia from AMC's hit series Breaking Bad Saturday at a New Mexico thrift store, where the 200-plus items sold out in less than two hours. Buyers had to wait in the rain outside the Albuquerque Goodwill, Reuters reports, and some even slept outside overnight to be first in line.
Goodwill Industries of New Mexico spokeswoman Shauna O'Cleireachain told Reuters , "Everybody was super excited. They just wanted to own a piece of the show, and they didn't really care what it was."
Among the pieces of priceless Breaking Bad memorabilia were a pair of shoes belonging to Walter White that went for $75, as well some of his trademark khaki pants and dress shirts.
Also hot with buyers: chemistry lab containers that sold for $20 apiece, furniture from the home of tough guy Mike Ehrmantraut, and hats with Drug Enforcement Administration logos.
One fan drove five hours from Colorado Springs, Colorado, but arrived too late and left empty-handed, O'Cleireachain said. (Consolation suggestion: Buying a pizza and flinging it on the nearest roof).
According to fan Frank Sandoval, who tweeted a picture of fans standing in line, most of the really iconic pieces from the show weren't for sale. "It was mainly dishes, some furniture. None of the very recognizable props were for sale." Apparently most of the fans were from L.A.? "Most of them were shipped to L.A.," he tweeted.
Producers donated hundreds of props to Goodwill after the store provided furniture and clothing, Reuters reports. Proceeds will benefit Goodwill of New Mexico programs, including housing for veterans and job training and placement for people with disabilities. (Sorry, meth addiction and megalomania are not legitimate disabilities.)
No word on whether the iconic Heisenberg hat or glasses were among the Breaking Bad booty. Goodwill employees are still totaling up the final take from the auction.
The show's much-anticipated finale (as if we need to tell fans), is September 29.
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