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Auction Watch – 13/01/2018


Oh hello! Yes, this site is still technically alive. Happy 8th birthday to us, I guess?

Anyway, here’s a few curious items.

Full size Game Boy store kiosk – local pickup in Bankstown.

Super Famicom Box – Rare Super Famicom variant designed for hotel rooms

Panasonic Q – always wanted this GameCube variant

Dreamcast – Australian version, new and complete

Second model Australian Sega Saturn

Killer Instinct Super Advantage Bundle

Original Xbox store kiosk – same seller has some other Xbox 360 kiosks too

Harvest Moon (Super Nintendo)

Shining Force (Mega Drive)

Dick Smith Wizzard w/ Tape Drive


Auction Watch – 28/01/2017


It has been a long time since we’ve done one of these posts, and I have not paid any attention to the market for video games older than the Wii in that space of time. However, I am not surprised by the sheer greed that is going on. We still target listings that are complete in box unless stated otherwise.

Shenmue II (NTSC-J) signed by Yu Suzuki

Fatal Fury 2 (PAL) (Mega Drive)

Pocky & Rocky (SNES)

Pocky & Rocky 2 (SNES)

The Pirates of Dark Water (Mega Drive)

Castlevania: The New Generation (Mega Drive)

Super Probotector: Alien Rebels (SNES)

Super Castlevania IV (SNES)

Sega Saturn (Australian PAL version)

Limited Edition Pink PlayStation 2 Slim (Australian PAL version)


Video Game Ad of the Day: Super Mario 64

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This groundbreaking 3D platformer launched alongside the Nintendo 64 in 1996 in Japan and North America, and 1997 for Europe and Australia. It was arguably the first killer app on the system, and blew away the competition. Super Mario 64 was the gold standard by which all other 3D platformers were judged for years to come.


Auction Watch – 27/09/2014

A lot of pre-Atari consoles up this week! Don’t feed the vultures – look for value in your retro gaming purchases.

Videomaster Olympic Home TV Game

Telesport 7704

Sheen M-1200 Microprocessor Programmable TV Game

Game Boy Player

NES Control Deck

NES Top Loader (3-in-1 cart version) – Sans 3-in-1 cart, amusingly.

NES Control Deck w/ 5 games

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Nintendo 64)

Pilotwings 64 (Nintendo 64)

Mario Party (Nintendo 64)

Soundic Victory MPT-02 Home TV Programmer – complete but faulty

Sheen TVG-201

Soundic Sports Video TV Game Console


Video Game Ad of the Day: The Death and Return of Superman

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The Death and Return of Superman was a major comic book event in 1992, the mass media success of which could be construed as the catalyst for the bursting of the speculative comic book bubble. Sunsoft teamed up with Blizzard in 1994 to produce a video game based on the arc. It’s a pretty straightforward beat ’em up, but it’s arguably one of the best Superman games ever made, by virtue of not totally sucking. Due to a relatively small print run and a release a year after the SNES version, the Mega Drive version can fetch a pretty penny.


Auction Watch – 20/09/2014


Back for another round.

Dreamcast with 12 games (NTSC-U)

NES Action Set


Mega Drive "Big 6" Console Bundle

PlayStation Console in branded briefcase – These were used for rentals when the machine first landed – though I think this one is missing some internal foam.

Super Mario Land Ambassadors of Funk featuring MC Mario music cassette

Atari Bulk lot, including boxed XEGS, 2600jr

Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 64)

Ecco Jr. (Mega Drive)

Paper Mario (Nintendo 64)

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (GameCube)

Link: The Faces of Evil (CD-i)

Super Mario Bros. (NES)

Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)

Light Crusader and Fantastic Dizzy/Rocket Knight Adventures 2-Pack (Mega Drive) – Two of Ozisoft’s weird VHS case releases

Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)

DuckTales (NES)

DuckTales 2 (NES)


Video Game Ad of the Day: Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Fire Emblem Path of Radiance
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance marked the debut of the Fire Emblem series on home consoles outside of Japan. It also introduced the world to Ike, who would go on to represent the series in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and the soon-to-be-released Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Super Smash Bros for Wii U.


Auction Watch – 30/08/2014

Run of the mill week.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Nintendo 64) – Listing this here more for the lulz, don’t pay $300 for Kirby’s most mediocre outing.

Dancing Stage: Mario Mix (GameCube) – Local pickup in Ryde, NSW only.

Lufia (Super Nintendo)

Shenmue II (Dreamcast)

Metal Slug 4 (Neo Geo AES)

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GameCube)

The Legend of Dragoon (PlayStation)

Mortal Kombat 3 (Super Nintendo)

Diddy Kong Racing (Nintendo 64)

Pokemon Blue (Game Boy)

Saturn Bomberman (Saturn) – Looks like significant damage to the rear of the case

Boxed/Complete Game Gear w/ 7 loose games – No mention of sound issues so caveat emptor

Boxed/Complete Silver Slim PlayStation 2 – Complete with mediocre platinum games

Boxed/Complete Silver Slim PlayStation 2 – Another one

Pokemon Mini w/ Pokemon Pinball Mini


Video Game Ad of the Day: Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil 2-4
Out of the mansion and into the city – Resident Evil 2 had players exploring what was left of Raccoon City after a zombie infestation wiped out the vast majority of the city’s populace. One of many reasons why 1998 was the best year for video games.


Auction Watch – 23/08/2014

Bunch of different stuff this week – much more reasonably priced too.

NES Action Set

NES Action Set – A little cheaper than the above

SNES Starwing Console Bundle

NES Control Deck

Saturday Night Slammasters (Mega Drive) – Have a chuckle/cry at the $20 price tag left on it

Spider-man/Venom Maximum Carnage and Spawn: The Video Game (SNES) – Not in the best shape, but two low-run and popular (albeit pretty crappy) games that don’t come up often

Yoshi's Story (Nintendo 64)

Banjo-Kazooie (Nintendo 64)

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64)

Magical Tetris Challenge (Nintendo 64)

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (Nintendo 64)

Secret of Mana (Super Nintendo)

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (Super Nintendo)

Ridge Racer Type 4 Press Kit (PlayStation)

We Love Katamari (PlayStation 2)

Impossible Mission (Commodore 64)