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  • Blog Post: One-Of-A-Kind Star Wars Toy Hits eBay For $150,000

    Called the "rarest and greatest Holy Grail action figure in the world" by eBay seller RareStarWarsToys , this packaged, rocket-firing Boba Fett action figure is one-of-a-kind. It never made it to production, and this very item was only seen once at a 1979 toy fair. To add it to your collection... More
  • Blog Post: E.T. Cartridges Bring In Big Bucks For New Mexico City

    Last year, the urban legend was finally put to rest; Atari dumped a large number of unsold Atari cartridges in the New Mexico desert, including hundreds of E.T. cartridges, a game often cited as one of the worst of all time. A recent excavation uncovered the trove of lost games, along with the help of... More
  • Blog Post: Gold Mario Amiibo Sells Out Quickly, Hits Ebay

    The highly coveted gold Mario figurine sold out in minutes, and is now being flipped for big bucks online. The gold Mario Amiibo was a Wal-Mart exclusive. Today, when the preorders went live on the retailer's website, it sold out in approximately 15 minutes. Those were all sold at $12.96. However... More
  • Blog Post: Ebay Prices Soaring For Newly Announced Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    It doesn’t come with an AC adapter and it retails for $199.99, or it will when it’s released on February 13. In fact, the Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL doesn’t even come with the game upon which the aesthetic is based, but these pre-orders are selling for more than double what you... More
  • Blog Post: Ultra Rare NES Cartridge Raking In A Fortune On Ebay

    A factory-sealed copy of Stadium Events is currently on the auction block at Ebay, and bidders are willing to pay a hefty price for it. The Bandai Co. sports title is one of the few North American NES games to use the Family Fun Fitness mat (later renamed the Power Pad), and has become a valued prize... More
  • Blog Post: New Mexico's Exhumed Collection Of Trashed Atari Cartridges Up For Grabs On eBay

    The assorted Atari cartridges discovered during the filming of the Atari: Game Over documentary are up for sale on eBay, as promised by the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico . There are 99 listings online selling titles like Asteroids, Missile Command, Warlords, Defender, Star Raiders (with key pad!), Swordquest... More
  • Blog Post: Incredibly Rare Game In Terrible Shape Reappears On eBay

    This weekend, a difficult to come by Nintendo World Championship NES cart went for nearly $100,000 on eBay . That cart has been re-posted on eBay after the buyer backed out of the sale. After 328 bids, the game was won for a $99,902 bid . Unfortunately, that bidder backed out of the sale, as well as... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Incredibly Rare Game In Terrible Shape Sells For Nearly $100,000 On eBay

    Update: The auction has expired and the game has sold for a hefty price. The final selling price of the game was just short of the $100,000 mark with the bidding ending at $99,902.00 . Original story: In the early nineties, Nintendo held a touring contest for players to compete for high scores in games... More
  • Blog Post: Bidder Offers $15,500 For Sega Pluto Console

    Shortly after a former Sega employee posted photos of what basically amounted to a prototyped Sega Saturn with online capabilities codenamed the Pluto, the console appeared on eBay for sale. The original online appearance of the console on AssemblerGames came with the quote that this was probably one... More
  • Blog Post: Luke Skywalker's Severed Hand Is For Sale

    It might not be real, but the price on eBay certainly makes it seem like it could be. Apparently, when Mark Hamill's hand was getting cast in plaster for the famous scene where, spoiler alert, Darth Vader cuts off his hand, they accidentally made a mold of Hamill's left hand, when it should have... More
  • Blog Post: Purchase Every Super Nintendo Game For $25,000

    Seeing an eBay auction like this one makes me wish I were stupidly rich, or really irresponsible with my money. The auction consists of all 721 Super Nintendo games. The seller points out that every game has a box, and 85 percent of them have manuals. This impressive collection was assembled by purchasing... More
  • Blog Post: Rare American Final Fantasy II NES Cartridge Offered For $50K On Ebay

    In July, a collection of over 7,000 games sold for over $1 million . Now, a one-of-a-kind American Final Fantasy II NES prototype cartridge is listed for $50,000. For many years, Final Fantasy II was unavailable to English-speaking players, as Square canceled the U.S. release of the game and instead... More
  • Blog Post: Game Companies Sign On To Oppose DOMA

    Electronic Arts, Zynga, and Microsoft have signed on to a brief urging the 9 th Circuit Court of Appeals to find the law, which outlaws gay marriage, unconstitutional. The 9 th Circuit is currently hearing an appeal to an earlier decision (Golinski vs. the U.S. Office of Personal Management), which found... More
  • Blog Post: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Sells 6.5 Million

    Activision continues to set records with its annual shooter franchise. The publisher announced it has sold 6.5 million copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in North America and the United Kingdom in the first 24 hours, according to internal estimates. The publisher generated $400 million, setting... More
  • Blog Post: Modern Warfare 3 Sells Big On Ebay

    Happen to nab an early copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3? You might want to think about selling it. A recently ended eBay listing for an alleged early copy netted the seller $1,725, just four days before the game is released in stores. Those with early copies thinking about signing onto Xbox Live... More
  • Blog Post: PopCap Auctioning Off Awesome Game Art For Charity

    PopCap is giving back to the community, in the form of a charity auction. The auction includes some one-of-a-kind artwork and other items inspired by the company's games like Plants vs. Zombies, Zuma, and Peggle. All proceeds from the auction go to benefit Starlight Children's Foundation (U.S... More
  • Blog Post: The $38,000 NES Game

    A game found cheap at a yard sale is now one of the most expensive rare video games to ever show up on the market. Family Fun Fitness: Stadium Events was a game released by Bandai in 1987. You probably know a version of the game. Remember World Class Track Meet and the Power Pad from Nintendo? As it... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Bundles Garner $2,535 For The Red Cross

    [Update #2] The auctions have closed! All five bundles combined brought in an impressive $2,535 for the Red Cross. Better yet, it appears at least two of the winners live in Minnesota, and will be treated to lunch and a tour of the office. As with the Nintendo DS auction, I'll provide proof of the... More
  • Blog Post: Game Industry Professionals Unveil Play For Japan

    A collection of game industry professionals announced today the launch of Play for Japan , an online charity outlet designed to raise awareness and funds for the recent disaster overseas. The worldwide campaign will support the work of the American Red Cross, Global Giving, International Medical Corps... More
  • Blog Post: Video: Official Nintendo DS Auction Update

    In case you missed it, the autographed Nintendo DS I listed on eBay sold for a massive $4,050. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to aid efforts in Japan. I wanted to take a second and thank everyone for helping promote the auction, and to share a bit of information about the buyer... More
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