One day, I’m going to be Batman. Just as soon as I finish building my Batmobile, which is NOT my mom’s Chevrolet Aveo that has been hastily spray-painted black. Thing is, I’d love to have a proper Batmobile. Everybody has their particular favourite incarnation of Batman’s greatest asset, whether it be the dragster from the Tim Burton movies or the Tumbler seen in the Dark Knight trilogy. My favourite Batmobile? Easily the original vehicle from the campy 1966 TV series. And if I can break my piggy bank open, I might just be able to buy one this weekend.
Remember last month, we told you that some silly human being had bid $128 000 on the first numbered unit from the very limited run of 20th anniversary edition PlayStation 4s? We figured it to be okay though; it was obviously somebody with more money than sense, and the proceeds would be going to charity anyway. Not so fast. Turns out the winning bidder hasn’t been able to cough up the cash, and the whole thing’s fallen through.
There can only be one first in life. Your first kiss. The first man on the moon. The first horrid morning after a night that involved you eating an entire plate of el Diablo hotwings without any knowledge of the fire below that was to come. And of course, the very first PlayStation 4. Sony’s latest flagship console may have sold millions, but to one collector, having the very first anniversary console off of the production line was worth far more than the standard retail price.
Quite often, I get asked to have a look at some old comics. As I tell folks, coffee mug stains, missing pages and staples that have been replaced with sticky tape don’t usually make for a good grade. And the thing is, what’s valuable today, could be worthless tomorrow. That’s why you can pick up Spawn #1 for a cheap price these days. But classic, proper vintage comics. They’re still worth something. And they could make you millions.
Okay, so last week I told you about an auction on Bid or Buy for a PS4 starting at R1. By the time the article went up, the seller had lost his nerve. Now, we have another one!
There is no denying, those white Xbox Ones are pretty. Sure, the Kinect may still be black, but that white console and controller with the engraving of "I Made This" really is pretty cool. And now, you can get your hands on it, if you've got the money.
One of the great inventions of this generation was the Xbox Live Achievement Points system that gave gamers a reason to try play games differently or to ensure they completed games to get that elusive gamerscore.
Are you feeling nostalgic? Do you wish it was the "good old days" again? Well today’s your day where all your dreams can come true as a trusted seller on BidOrBuy has listed a working Atari CX2600 console, with 10 games, 4 paddles, one original controller and one joystick controller.
Well, that’s it for the lingering remains of THQ, a corpse of a developer that I used to show to kids because I wanted to be cool. The last remaining properties have been auctioned off, and one cult favourite franchise is now going to be calling Borderlands developer Gearbox their home now.
Much like explosive diarrhoea, there happens to be bits of THQ everywhere now. The company is dead, and it’s various games and license have been scattered to the winds of other gaming studios and publishers. Well, most of them anyway. THQ still has a few properties left that no one wanted the first time that they had an auction, so they’re going to be trying once again to kick them out the door one more time.
If there’s one thing that I’ve noticed about gamers, it’s that they’re a bunch of completionists. Every achievement, every relic and every single whatever in a game must be found! And that’s something that translates to the physical side of gaming as well. How often have you looked at a collection and thought to yourself about getting that missing middle game from your series? Well if you’re a fan of the old days of cartridge based gaming, then here’s a chance to scratch that bitch of an itch.
There’s something relaxing about collecting toys (THEY’RE CALLED ACTION FIGURES DAMMIT!) of a particular franchise. Getting a full run of collectable figures, is a time-consuming and challenging task. Not too mention expensive as hell. And then, you get those people who decide to flog the entire collection that they have built up, such as this one, which recently went up for auction on eBay.
There’s gold in them there digital hills! Ever since the release of Diablo 3, one aspect that has really had players excited was the opportunity to make some actual cash, using the in game auction house. Although, after several taxes, there might not be much left, one Reddit user has managed to make himself over $10 000 so far, in cold hard cash.
We’ve all got an ancient game or two lying around, something that is precious and close to us. Personally, my vintage collectibles that I happen to keep closely clutched to my chest is a PC version of Wing Commander Prophecy and Blade Runner. For some, owning an original Super Mario Bros or Sonic the Hedgehog would make their day. But those games cost some serious cash. Much like this Legend of Zelda game, which will set you back quite a few Krugers.