Someone's Gonna Buy a R.O.B. for Four Grand

This display case, containing a pristine, never-played Nintendo Entertainment System, and a never-used Robotic Operating Buddy (we like to be formal on first reference here) fetched $4,150 in an eBay auction that just closed.

For those who remember when the console first came out, this would be the Deluxe Set, which included the console and two controllers, plus the Light Gun, ROB, Duck Hunt/Super Mario Bros. and Gyromite, one of just two (2) games in the ill-fated Robot series of the original NES.

"These are extremely difficult to find, and this unit comes 100% complete in the original box," says the seller. "Additionally, I don't believe this unit was ever used as it is in excellent shape, as can be seen in the pictures."

Hell, I'd say some prop house in Hollywood should snap that up. When they do the reboot of A Christmas Story, set in 1986, and Ralphie ditches the official Red Ryder carbine action two-hundred shot range model air rifle for the Nintendo Entertainment System Deluxe Set with Light Gun, R.O.B. and Duck Hunt, this would assuredly anchor the department store window-shopping scene.

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[eBay, thanks M]