One of the stars of A&E’s Storage Wars, a reality show about storage locker auctions, just landed an incredible deal on a locker stuffed full to bursting with vintage video game hardware and cartridges. It’s a small fortune in games, over $50,000 worth, enough for the buyer to call it one of his “best ever” buys.
After years of licensing third parties to create expensive statues and replicas based on its hit video game properties, Blizzard’s taking high-end collectibles in house. Blizzard Collectibles kicks off with an array of existing pieces, joined by one hell of a rendition of Overwatch’s spidery sniper.
The New York Toy Fair is a showcase for the latest and greatest playthings hitting store shelves in the coming year, but it’s also a good indicator of where the toy market is heading. In 2017, that’s directly to the inexpensive collectibles aisle.
There’s nothing like a fresh katamari. First 4 Figures is kicking off a new line of Katamari Damacy statues the same way most Katamari Damacy games begin. Just a prince, his ball and endless growth potential.
This is a rarity. These days, most anime figures are produced in China. Good Smile Company, however, has a factory in Tottori Prefecture, Japan, producing high-quality collectibles. Let’s take a look inside.
DOOM levels are pretty straightforward: kill demons, find the exit. But there’s a lot hiding beneath the surface, and though it’s optional, I’ve become obsessed with finding everything before moving on. I don’t usually do this in games!
Iron Bull is probably the single most memorable character from Dragon Age: Inquisition, or perhaps even the entire series. So it’s good news that for the low, low price of $470 to $500, you can turn your desk into a collectible statue-adorned Iron Bull Appreciation Station.
Note that only the exclusive version of this figure has the heavenly lights. For the normal version you’ll need a desk lamp or something. But hey, Ammy!
New in First 4 Figures’ world of pricy collectible toys is this Mega Man X Zero statue. At 17 inches high, it comes in the usual flavors of Standard (two weapons) and Exclusive (two weapons plus LEDs embedded in the base and Zero), priced at $260 and $300. The statue can be pre-ordered here and here.
Wouldn’t want to be on the other end of that Vampire Killer. Even if it’s solid stone and doesn’t move.
Here’s something I wish more game designers understood: If you put an interaction in your game, I am going to interact with it. Anytime a game responds to its players, the rats—or at least this rat—are going to press the lever for more cocaine pellets. Jenova Chen, during a talk about the design of Journey a couple…
I wasn't sure about this whole League of Legends thing until my pal Lu Bu drew my attention to the 15 big-headed figures making up the initial wave of the game's official vinyl figures. Marvel at their giant adorable heads.
That ugly looking Nintendo World Championships cartridge for sale on eBay has been bid up to more than $99,000 over the past two days. The auction closes in two hours.
For some reason, the typed, un-illustrated manual, in Finnish, for Bram Stoker's Dracula on the NES is a very desirable collector's item. Finland's equivalent of eBay currently has a listing for one, where it's been bidded up to the equivalent of about $1,200 U.S.
Look at the detail on that thing. I can already see it fus ro dah-ing me from across the room.
The joy of tearing away wrapping paper to reveal a new toy during the holidays never gets old, even if we do. Here are some helpful suggestions for spreading colorful plastic joy to the toy collector in your life this holiday season.
First 4 Figures and Nintendo are launching a new series of Mario statues, and what better version of of the iconic Italian than the one that's already halfway there? Gotta love the old Tanooki suit.
If you're at PAX and you're a fan of Tim Schafer's funny platforming classic Psychonauts, you're going to want to stop by the Double Fine booth and pick up a few of these figurines.
"What if the classic arcade game Contra had been made into a live action movie back in the 1980s?" asked action-figure maker Mint Condition Customs. Interesting question, since Konami practically built the game with spare parts from 1980s action flicks. These custom figs are still outstanding. [via MTV Multiplayer]
At long last, EarthBound is coming to the Wii U's Virtual Console later this year, but if you can't wait, and you have a ridiculous amount of disposable income, an eBay seller is now auctioning the ultimate in collectible cartridges.