Friday, July 1, 2011

Flash Friday: Warner Brothers Stores

Happy Flash Friday! Today we’re going to be talking about some items from the beloved Warner Brothers store, but let me explain how I got to that subject. Last night I was wandering the isles of my local Target when a four pack of DC glasses caught my eye. I saw the packaging from the side so I quickly moved to the end-cap where the themed glasses where. Sadly the glasses were of Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman.


When I got home, I did have a Flash glass waiting for me. As I stated last week, I had tracked down the Warner Brothers Flash glass after the first article I posted about glasses. The paint has some minor wear on it, but that is really only noticeable when help up to the light. So in the month of June my drinking glass collection went from zero items up to three.


The thing I found most amusing about the glass though, is that it still had its original price tag on the bottom. The price confirmed I got a pretty good deal on eBay, but it really made me miss the Warner Brothers stores. So I figured I’d show off two more items I had gotten from them before they were closed down.


The Flash lithograph is on of the larger pieces I own. The viewable part of the image is just about 2 feet by 2 feet. I had it framed myself, but if I remember correctly the WB stores had an option to frame it for you. Obviously, their framing was a lot more expensive then the other places around me. With those blue eyes, I had always considered this the biggest Barry piece in my collection. Of course back then you didn’t see many items that were supposed to be Barry.


The last item I’m going to talk about today is a sericell. I bought this one unframed too, but the matting did actually come from the Warner Brothers store. It was advertised as a sericell from the Superman episode Speed Demons, so that’s why Flash design looks a little different from the one used in the Justice League cartoon. One day I’d love to get a cell actually used in a cartoon but until then this will do just fine.

That’s it for this edition of Flash Friday. I had a few other Flash related items from the Warner Brothers store, but things like the keychain finally fell apart from use and I’d already talked about the lighted display. Anyone else have something good from the WB?

4 comments:

  1. I always loved going to the WB stores to check out the DC merchandise. I still have a giant Superman: TAS cookie jar from one.

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  2. I've been looking for this piece everywhere! Any chance you'd consider selling it? :P

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  3. And by this piece I mean the square face lithograph above...not the sericell

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  4. Ricksta6 sorry to hear you're having problems finding one. Mine isn't for sale at the moment, selling it would leave a huge blank spot on my Flash wall. Good luck on your hunt.

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