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Rare Nintendo Game Hits Auction Block

Rare Nintendo Game Hits Auction Block
Looking for a chance to own one of the rarest video game collectibles of all time? Got $12,000 to spare? Then head on over to this auction on eBay and hit “Buy it Now!” to grab this extraordinarily rare 1990 Nintendo World Championship NES cartridge. The cart is one of only 116 ever produced and given only to participants in the gaming competition.

30 Years of Video Game History on Auction Block

30 Years of Video Game History on Auction Block
If you’ve ever wanted to build up a collection of video game nostalgia, but don’t have the patience to dig through garage sales and flea markets to put it all together, check out this insane auction. A dedicated video game fanatic going by the name of sengoku has decided to part ways with his massive collection which is almost like a self-contained museum of gaming history. The auction includes a huge array games, consoles and accessories including Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari Jaguar, Atari Lynx, Coleco ColecoVision, Coleco Gemini, Coleco Telstar, Commodore 64/128, GCE Vectrex, Mattel Aquarius, Mattel Intellivision, Mattel Odyssey 2, Microsoft Xbox, Microsoft Xbox 360, APF TV Fun, Miscellaneous Handheld Games, Miscellaneous PC Games, SC Eight Thousand, Sega Pods, Miscellaneous TV Games, NEC Turbo Duo, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo NES, Nintendo Nintendo 64, Nintendo Super NES, Nintendo Virtual Boy, Nintendo Wii, Sega Dreamcast, Sega Game Gear, Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, Sega Saturn, SNK Neo Geo, SNK Neo Geo Pocket, Sony Playstation, Sony Playstation 2, Texas Instruments TI 99/4A and even the VM Labs Nuon (go Nuon!) To put the size of the auction in perspective, the picture below just represents the Sega Dreamcast items in the auction.
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Bioshock Life-Sized Big Daddy Up for Auction

Bioshock Life-Sized Big Daddy Up for Auction
Remember those full-scale Big Daddy statues that I told you about a few months back? Well it looks like you can have one of these creepy characters in your own living room if you’re willing to pony up the dough. There’s currently one of these gargantuan 7′-2″ statues up for bid on the Dutch eBay website.

Simcity Bricks Your System, Literally

Simcity Bricks Your System, Literally
This has got to be one of the best video game promotional items that I’ve ever come across. It’s so simple, yet brilliant. It’s an actual custom-cast brick that was used to promote the classic MAXIS/EA city-building game SimCity 2000. The rare item is currently available for bid over on eBay, but is located in the UK, so shipping a heavy brick across the pond might set you back a bit of coin.

My Big Halo Story of the Week

My Big Halo Story of the Week
Well, I managed to make it through the entire launch week without a single post about Halo 3. Then eBay had to ruin it all for me. I’ve finally managed to find a Halo-related story that wasn’t redundant with the mountain of coverage that’s been out there.

Super Melty Mario

Super Melty Mario
There’s really not much I can say about this oddity, except that it’s a handmade candle featuring the likeness of Mario, along with what I think are some butterflies and ribbons. The artist says that the outside won’t burn so you can reuse the candle with a tealight inside.

Weird Video Game Stuff Found on Ebay

Weird Video Game Stuff Found on Ebay
These days, video game franchises get merchandized to death. So I decided to set out on a mission to find the strangest game merch and promotional schwag I could find over on eBay. Here are some of my favorites.

Pong Arcade Machine Up for Bid

Pong Arcade Machine Up for Bid
Here’s a rare find over on eBay. It’s an early PONG machine, circa 1973. The game was made by SYZYGY for Atari. The machine is in surprisingly good condition for an arcade game made nearly 35 years ago. Sure, there are some nicks and dings on the cabinet, but that’s what’s gives it some charm.

Life Sized Master Chief on Ebay

Life Sized Master Chief on Ebay
If you’re looking for a serious conversation piece, check out this 7-foot tall statue of Halo’s Master Chief that someone has for sale over on eBay. I guess Microsoft made a very limited number of these to promote Halo 2 when it came out.

Super Mario Brothers Number One Fan

Super Mario Brothers Number One Fan
You better act quick if you want this great piece of Nintendo nostalgia for your house. It’s a Super Mario Brothers ceiling fan, circa 1988, that I found over on eBay. I know Nintendo merchandised the hell out of this franchise, but a Super Mario ceiling fan?

Second Rotation: Turn Old Gadgets Into Cash

Second Rotation: Turn Old Gadgets Into Cash
Are you an early adopter like me? If so, I bet you’ve got some old electronic gear lying around and gathering dust. This new service makes it easy to easily make some cold hard lucre in exchange for your old gadgets. Second Rotation provides all the tools you need to quickly estimate the value of your old gadgets, ship them and cash out.

The Original Apple Tv

The Original Apple Tv
Sure, you could have one of those shiny new Apple TV set top boxes, but why be a lemming? Instead, why not pick up Apple’s original set top box, designed back in 1993, at the low point in Apple’s industrial design heritage. Yep, you too could be the proud owner of this original Apple set top box which I found over on eBay.

Rare Sega Saturn Sgx Arcade Box on Ebay

Rare Sega Saturn Sgx Arcade Box on Ebay
This little known SEGA Saturn SGX system is for sale on eBay. The Saturn SGX was designed to run SEGA Saturn games in video arcades. Made back in the late 90’s by a company called SunSeibu, The SGX is basically a modified SEGA Saturn mounted in a heavy-duty metal enclosure with a coin-op mechanism.
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