Flash Oddities: Homer and Rat-Bear

Jesse Richards sent in these photos of some bizarre Flash merchandise he found:

One is a knockoff of not one, but two, franchises as it’s Homer in a Flash costume. It’s a pretty well-sculpted plastic piece with a surprising amount of articulation but some sloppy painting in places. I got it in a street fair in Brooklyn – no packaging or anything. They had other superheroes, too. I don’t know why he’s angry.

The other one is possibly even weirder … my parents found it at the gift shop at Great Adventure (Six Flags in NJ). There has always been a lot of DC superhero stuff there, but this one is freaky – I thought it was a rat in a Flash costume but now I think it’s a bear in a Flash costume. The hat is the most interesting part, a baseball cap with lightning bolts.

8 thoughts on “Flash Oddities: Homer and Rat-Bear

  1. Lia

    Maybe that’s one of Piper’s rats in cosplay.

    I don’t have one of these myself, but my husband has these knockoff novelty fans shaped like Optimus Prime and Megatron. On the packaging there are pics of some of the other available fans, and one is the Flash. I saved the packaging but don’t know where it is at the moment.

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  2. Ken O

    Here in Orlando I’m surrounded by theme parks, but no Six Flags. I’ve always been interested to see if there was exclusive Flash merch there.
    I know the have the Flash Pass there, but I don’t think that has a logo or anything on it.

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      1. Kelson Post author

        I haven’t been to a Six Flags park in ages. Is the Flash Pass one of those come-back-later-and-hop-the-line type of passes like Disney’s Fast Pass?

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        1. Devin "The Flash" Johnson

          Yep that is exactly it. I got such a nice haul when I went to Six Flags last time. Great source for Flash and DC Comics memorabilia.

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  3. Jason West

    I got that Flash Bear at Six Flags Over TX last Christmas for my fiancé…to this day it’s my favorite gift I’ve gotten her. I tried to get her to name it Barry (like Beary?) but we settled on Jay. 🙂

    And it is a bear. It is NOT a rat. 😛

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